From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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In the previous issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional
(Winter 2015) results of research being conducted with open cell foam installation were introduced. Per ongoing research being performed by Gaco Western, self-compressing polyurethane foam technology - when used along with a pre-installed membrane - has equated to better air quality during open cell foam installations. Detailed occupational exposure results for both the sprayer and the helper, which resulted from this study, are outlined in this article. Be sure to read SPF Research on Air Quality - Part 2
to see these results.
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=370066&issueID=35717 to view the full article online.
Industry News and Announcements
>>Home Innovation Seeks Builders for Study
>>Energy Department Announces $3 Million for Industry Access to High Performance Computing
>>ASHRAE Grant-In-Aid Funds Human Thermal Comfort Database Project
>>New Toolkit Dives Into Training Techniques
>>Are You Living in an ENERGY STAR Top 10 City?
>>2016 FMA/CNA Safety Award Winners Announced
>>U.S. Specialty Chemicals Market Progresses During First Quarter
>>2016 Residential IAQ Standard Published by ASHRAE
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=370067&issueID=35717 to view the full article online.
SPFA News and Announcements
Thanks to SPFA Technical Director Rick Duncan, spray polyurethane foam is the subject of quite a few articles in various industry publications. These articles are examples of how SPFA continually educates others about the benefits of SPF and promotes and invests in SPF's future. These articles are also excellent pieces for SPFA members to use for marketing purposes.
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=370068&issueID=35717 to view the full article online.
Federal/State Government News
U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>DOE Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force Announces Meetings, Seeks Public Comments
>Forecast of Average Unit Costs for Five Residential Energy Sources Released by DOE
>New Proposed Rule Announced to Amend Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Packaged BoilersInternational Activities
>UK House of Commons’ Energy and Climate Change Committee Releases Report on Home Energy Efficiency and Demand Reduction
>China Will Join US in Signing Paris Climate Agreement
>Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Discuss the Fight to Prevent and Mitigate Climate Change in European Cities
Visit https://www.ashrae.org/government-affairs/government-affairs-updates to view the full article online.
| Source: sprayfoamadvisor.com / Robert Naini
To truly understand how sprayfoam affects buildings and be able to teach this to your employees and customers, it helps to think a little about the fundamentals of building physics – or how buildings work. Taking this one step further, you should know the different control layers in a building separation, the purpose of these control layers and the natural flow of liquid, air, moisture and heat around a building.
Visit https://sprayfoamadvisor.wordpress.com/2016/03/17/how-does-a-building-work/ to view the full article online.
SPFA Training & Certification
Any company that has at least one certified individual may use the SPFA PCP logo to promote both the program and their participation in the PCP. To participate is easy. Simply sign and return the attached PCP Logo Use Agreement to Kelly Marcavage at email@example.com
and she’ll send you a logo to use. You’ll see in the terms of the agreement that our usage policy is clear: If a company is not in good standing with the PCP or does not have a certified individual, then the use of the logo is prohibited and SPFA will take the necessary actions to cease and desist the use of logo by anyone not authorized to use it.
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/SPFA_PCP_Logo_Use_Guidelines.pdf to view the full article online.
SPFA Member News & Services
SPF-Related Codes & Standards