From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
Industry News and Announcements
>>Energy Department Report: U.S. Clean Energy Technologies Accelerating
>>Beyond Insulation – Sprayfoam Can Offer Durable, Versatile Roofing Solution
>>Energy Department Launches New Initiative to Help Cities, States Advance Building Efficiency
>>SPF Training Course in N.J – Deadline to Register Is Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. EST
>>DOE Catalyst Teams to Unveil Software Products at Demo Day
>>Capturing Efficiency in Residential Real Estate Transactions
>>CertainTeed and ENERGY STAR® Team up to Show Homeowners How Proper Sealing and Insulation Help Save on Energy Bills
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=349911&issueID=35707 to view the full article online.
SPFA News and Announcements
The breakout sessions for Sprayfoam 2016 were just released! Check out the top industry concerns and topics that YOU let us know are important to you. The summaries of each breakout session are in the current issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine
, the official magazine of SPFA and the only
official magazine of Sprayfoam 2016.
In addition, Sprayfoam 2016 exhibit spaces are filling up fast and sponsorship opportunities are getting swooped up! Please click here
to see the Exhibitor Brochure and here
for the Sponsorship Prospectus.
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=349710&issueID=35707 to view the full article online.
If you've thought about entering the SPFA Contractor Industry Excellence Awards, now is the time. Here are the three steps to entering a project:
1. Decide which project(s) you're going to enter.
2. Head to www.sprayfoam.org
to check out the Tips on Winning.
3. Nominate your best project(s) using our online forms
Nominations for the Contractor Awards are due Dec. 4, 2015
and you must be an SFPA member
to enter. Winners will be announced Feb. 10, 2016, when SPFA sponsors the Industry Excellence Awards Luncheon as part of the Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo.
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=349713&issueID=35707 to view the full article online.
Federal/State Government News
U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>Senate Leaders Revive Efforts for Year-End Permanent Tax Extensions
>DOE Updates Baseline for Federal Commercial and Multi-Family High-Rise Residential Buildings to Standard 90.1-2013
>Federal Trade Commission Proposes Rule for Labeling Requirements for Certain Equipment
>HUD Manufacturing Housing Consensus Committee to Hold Call in Early December
>ASHRAE Seeks College Student Applicants for Public Policy & Engineering Summer InternshipGGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>California Passes Clean Energy Legislation
>States and Municipalities Join Together to Support the Clean Power Plan
>New York State Mold Law to be Effective on January 1
Visit https://www.ashrae.org/government-affairs/government-affairs-updates to view the full article online.
|Source: gaco.com / Will Parker
Fall is here and winter is rapidly approaching. This is the time of year when spraying closed cell is the most difficult. Of highest concern are drum storage/ prep, substrate temps, adhesion, and keeping yields up. Here are the best possible tips to have success spraying.
Visit http://www.gacowallfoam.com/docs/TechTips049.pdf to view the full article online.
When skylights are installed, attention should be paid to how the vertical shafts extending from the roof to the ceiling are insulated. Unsealed attics are often insulated along the attic floor with blown fiberglass or cellulose insulation.
Visit http://www.nachi.org/home-energy-inspector-monthly-newsletter-19.htm to view the full article online.
SPFA Training & Certification
Marketing & Industry Promotion
You think you’ve got problems now? Consider your construction workforce situation five years into the future. The great recession smacked the construction industry like a bat on a ball several years ago, but current projections show a slow but steady rebound. In a recent AGC survey, 80 percent of construction firms indicated they plan to increase their payroll this year. Read more in Constructor
, the magazine of the Associated General Contractors of America.
Visit http://www.constructormagazine.com/recruit-construction-workers-now-for-2020/#.Vkz9x9LlsTJ to view the full article online.
SPFA Member News & Services
Byron Lapin, president and CEO of Convenience Products and its parent company Clayton Corporation, passed away suddenly at his home Tuesday, November 10. Convenience Products manufactures industrial and consumer products under the brand names Touch ‘n Seal ®, Touch ‘n Foam®, and SEAL-KRETE® with locations in St. Louis, Missouri, and Auburndale, Florida. Lapin was the son of the late Aaron "Bunny" Lapin, who invented Reddi-Wip®, the first whipped cream available in an aerosol can, in 1948. Byron became president in 1970 and founded Convenience Products, proudly expanding upon his father’s original idea of "convenience in a can."
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=349912&issueID=35707 to view the full article online.
Honeywell announced on Nov. 18 that one of its new low-global-warming insulating materials was recognized as one of the "BuildingGreen’s Top 10 Green Building Products for 2016" by BuildingGreen, a leader in green building information. Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA), a critical material used in energy-efficient polyurethane foam insulation, was named a winner of this highly-regarded award during the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo held in Washington, D.C.
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/BuildingGreen_Award_release_FINAL.pdf to view the full article online.
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
Energy & Advocacy News
The Energy Department released a new report called "Revolution... Now," which details five booming clean energy technologies -- plus a few other promising pieces of clean tech that will be key to solving major problems, like climate change. Learn more about these technologies and a few others that are primed to transform our clean energy landscape here
Visit http://energy.gov/articles/6-charts-will-make-you-optimistic-about-america-s-clean-energy-future to view the full article online.
Current Call to Action
GSA’s Green Proving Ground (GPG) program and DOE’s High Impact Technology (HIT) Catalyst have issued a joint Request for Information calling for innovative emerging building technologies that can cost-effectively transform the operational efficiency of federal and commercial buildings. Responses to this RFI will be evaluated based on your technology’s potential environmental performance, cost savings, and opportunity for widescale deployment. Technologies will be considered, by one or both programs, for third-party measurement and verification in occupied, operational buildings.
Visit http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/articles/gsa-and-doe-seek-innovative-building-technologies to view the full article online.