From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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SPFA regularly gets calls from customers, designers, architects and others looking for straight answers to their questions on SPF. For this issue, the SPFA panel addressed the question, "How can I write my proposals so that I don't get into arguments with my customer over SPF thickness measurements?" To get the answer to this important industry concern, be sure to read "Ask the Expert"
in the 1st Quarter Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=372921&issueID=35718 to view the full article online.
Industry News and Announcements
>>Construction Employment Rises in 44 States and D.C. Between March 2015 and 2016
>>DOE Announces Major Expansion of Crowdsourcing Initiative for Building Technologies
>>Fannie Mae Unveils "HomeStyle Energy" Mortgage
>>Google Home Services Test Expands to HVAC & Insulation
>>Home Improvement Catalyst: Bringing Energy Efficiency to More Homes Across America
>>Commission Recommends Energy Efficiency Requirements for Rental Homes
>>Energy Department Announces Funding to Train Engineers, Provide Energy Assessments for Small- and Medium-sized Manufacturers
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=372923&issueID=35718 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=372924&issueID=35718 to view the full article online.
Federal/State Government News
U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee Considers Bipartisan G.I. Bill STEM Extension Act
>Non-Aviation Tax Provisions – Including 179D – Dropped from FAA Reauthorization Bill
>NTIA Seeks Public Comment on Benefits, Challenges of the Internet of Things
>DOE Announces Funding to Support Applications for Data-Driven Energy Decision-Making in Local GovernmentsGGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>Utah House Bill 316 Updates State Energy Code
>California PUC Publishes HVAC3 CQM Programs Final Report
>Energy Efficiency Legislation Advances in Illinois State Senate
Visit https://www.ashrae.org/government-affairs/government-affairs-updates to view the full article online.
| Source: sprayfoamadvisor.com / Robert Naini
On a hot summer day, what happens when a breeze blows open your porch door? On a relaxing day at the gym, what happens when you open the door to the sauna? When you bake cookies for dessert, what happens when you open the oven door? In all of these situations, there is a natural flow and movement, as all of the components – liquid, air, moisture and heat, try to reach equilibrium by moving from high to low. Air moves from high pressure to low pressure, moisture or water vapor moves from high concentration to low concentration and heat moves from high temperature to low temperature.
Visit https://sprayfoamadvisor.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/how-stuff-flows/ to view the full article online.
SPFA Training & Certification
SPFA Member News & Services
Premium Spray Products - An Accella Brand, congratulates the awarding of two prestigious industry awards to San Francisco Bay Area sprayfoam roofing contractor, Wedge Roofing. Wedge Roofing, an approved contractor for Premium Spray Products was recently awarded the 2016 National Roofing Contractors Association Gold Circle Award for Innovative Solutions in Re-roofing and the SPFA Industry Excellence Award for best spray foam roof in the nation for 2016.
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Wedge_Roofing_-_Back_to_Back_Awards_Feb_2016_-_Final.pdf to view the full article online.
SPF-Related Codes & Standards