From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
Industry News and Announcements
>>2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) to Consolidate ICC, ASHRAE Standards
>>Center for Polyurethanes Industry Announces Finalists for Innovation Award
>>SPF Used in Bungalow for Minnesota GreenStar Building Program Pilot Project
>>Seven Products Now on BPI Product List
>>ASHRAE Provides Assistance to Future Engineers Through Scholarships
>>ORNL to Host First EERE-sponsored Industry Day Event
>>Guidelines for Independent Contractor Classification
>>ASHRAE Announces Fall Online Courses
>>OSHA's New Rule on Confined Spaces Went Into Effect Aug. 3; Full Enforcement Begins Oct. 2
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SPFA News and Announcements
LICENSING | SPFA PCP Discussions in New Mexico -- SPFA and the Sprayfoam Coalition of ACC co-hosted a roundtable meeting in Albuquerque, N.M., on August 25 to discuss the state’s movement toward requiring SPFA PCP certifications as license. Approximately 50 people participated in the discussion in person and online.
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The Contractor Industry Excellence Awards recognize SPFA contractor members’ exceptional accomplishments for the quality of their work, the uniqueness of the project, speed of application, superiority of polyurethane, ability of foam to conform to unusual/irregular surfaces, and special safety considerations.
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Federal/State Government News
>Does Policymaking Halt While Members of Congress Are Away?
>EPA Launches Intense Education Effort Use of Energy Efficiency in Clean Power Plan
>Request for Information Issued on Building Diagnostic Technologies
>Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee to Meet in September to Discuss Priority IssuesGGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 Included in New York City Regulations
>NYSERDA Convenes Working Group to Create a National Building Energy Label
>Montgomery County (Maryland) Green Bank Information Session
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|Source: buildingscience.com / Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow
Sometimes the obvious is not so obvious. And sometimes the not so obvious becomes obvious. For example, installing leaky ductwork in a vented attic is a pretty dumb idea. It leads to negative pressures and high air change that, depending on the time of year and climate zone, results in part load humidity problems, ice damming, excessive energy use, loss of comfort, whatever. If radon were valuable we would mine it this way. Where there is an attached garage we call it the Kevorkian option. Everyone pretty much gets it...
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|Source: gacowestern.com / Craig Messer
Some of the questions answered in this Q&A include: What is the first thing I should do before operating my ambient air pump? What does a rise on the pressure gauge mean? Can I use two different hose lengths from the pump to the respirator(s)? What do I do if motor fails to start or hums?
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EPA has reviewed four structurally similar flame retardant chemical clusters and announced the availability and opening of a 60-day public comment period for three Problem Formulations and Initial Assessments, and a 120-day comment period for a Data Needs Assessment document. These assessments were conducted under the Toxic Substances Control Plan (TSCA) Work Plan assessment effort. Problem Formulations and Initial Assessments:
-Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA), also known as Brominated Bisphenol A
-Chlorinated Phosphate Esters
-Cyclic Aliphatic Bromides/Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) cluster Data Needs Assessment:
This document addresses the Brominated Phthalates (TBB and TBPH) cluster of flame retardants that are used in polyurethane foam products.
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