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From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
Some of the articles in the Winter 2012 issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine include:
-Details on the SPFA Convention & Expo in Jacksonville, Fla., February 12-15, 2013
-Sneak Peek at the Upcoming SPF Professional Certification Program
-Life Cycle Assessment Summary for Residential Insulation and Commercial Roofing
-Prospects for Energy-Efficiency Incentives
-Answers to Questions About Sprayfoam Roofing Thickness and Timeframe

Be sure you are on the list to receive this issue and future ones! The link to sign up is below.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spfa/signup.asp to view the full article online.

 
Every year the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) Annual Convention & Expo delivers to you, the SPF professional, the best of the best information available on the industry. SPFA’s promise is to capture the most current and relevant information and deliver an experience you will appreciate, remember, and that will have an impact upon your business. You will notice there are more speaker sessions than ever. These speakers and their topics increase in informational value and relevance each year. And we are bringing them to you for the same registration cost as last year! That is increasing your value per dollar and is another great reason to attend!
Feb. 12-15, 2013
Jacksonville, Fla.

Visit http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/SPFQ0412/index.php?startid=16 to view the full article online.

 
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Industry News and Announcements
Nonfarm payrolls increased by 155,000 in December, according to data released by the Labor Department. This is down slightly from an upwardly revised 161,000 added in November. The unemployment rate for the month was at 7.8%. Construction was a winner during the month, adding 30,000 jobs. Average hourly earnings were up 0.3%.

Visit http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-04/payrolls-in-u-s-climbed-155-000-in-december-jobless-rate-7-8-.html to view the full article online.

 
To address the growing demand for product environmental data, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) recently completed a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for spray polyurethane foam insulation which conformed to the internationally recognized ISO 14040/44 standards. This study is the first comprehensive LCA of sprayfoam insulation conducted in North America and evaluated both open cell and closed cell SPF products. To expand on the SPFA study, Honeywell repeated the study and substituted data for Solstice LBA as a replacement LGWP blowing agent in the application.

Visit http://www.honeywell-solsticelba.com/ to view the full article online.

 
After five years of hemorrhaging jobs, the construction industry has become one of the bright spots of the labor market — a hopeful sign that one of the most damaged sectors of the economy may finally be starting to heal.

Visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/rebound-in-construction-hiring-offers-hope-for-economy/2013/01/04/bb112028-5692-11e2-8b9e-dd8773594efc_story.html to view the full article online.

 
A high-performance building can be designed for both performance and practicality. It can be constructed to specifications and the results verified through building-envelope commissioning to make sure it is water- and air-tight.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=203342&issueID=31957 to view the full article online.

 
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA News and Announcements
-CPI Contributes $50,000 to Development of SPFA Certification Program
-SPFA Technical Director Presents at Building Science Experts' Session
-SPFA Hosts Pilot Session at SPF Professional Certification Program

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=202110&issueID=31957 to view the full article online.

 
The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) completed a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of open and closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation in buildings to quantify cradle-to-end of life energy and environmental impacts across the entire life cycle. The LCA was conducted to assure builders, designers, and consumers that the products are indeed part of a responsible and effective energy and environmental construction solution.

A complete 48-page report containing details of the SPF Life Cycle Assessment can be obtained from the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance website at www.sprayfoam.org. A 4-page snapshot is featured in the current issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/SPFQ0412_LCA_pp29_32.pdf to view the full article online.

 
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Icynene, Inc.
SPFA Membership
Details on member benefits and joining SPFA.

Visit http://www.sprayfoam.org/index.php?page_id=4477 to view the full article online.

 
Federal/State Government News
-Learn More about Grassroots Government Activities in Dallas
-What Are You Doing for National Engineers Week? Occurs February 17-23
-New Report Provides Recommendations for Utility Involvement in Promotion of Building Energy Codes

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=202112&issueID=31957 to view the full article online.

 
Reinstatement of the popular credits was a little-noticed part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act, the last-minute legislation that kept America from tumbling over the fiscal cliff at the start of the year.
The law allows homeowners to claim tax credits of varying amounts on improvements such as insulation, energy-smart windows and highly efficient furnaces. And there's more good news: Congress made those credits retroactive, meaning improvements made in both 2012 and 2013 will qualify.

Visit http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/15/3789479/tax-credits-for-energy-efficiency.html to view the full article online.

 
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Naylor, LLC
SPFA Training & Certification
SPFA has been engaged over the past 12 months in development of a new SPF Professional Certification Program, with the targeted roll-out date of the Annual Convention and Expo, February 12-15 in Jacksonville, Fla.

January 15-17, 2013, SPFA delivered another Professional Certification Program pilot session at Premium Spray Systems in Atlanta. More than 100 people completed certification exams or field exams. This was the final preparatory effort prior to the program’s official roll-out.

Go to SPFA’s website, www.sprayfoam.org, to access information about PCP, or to read the Attendee Brochure and register for PCP testing at the convention today!

Visit http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/SPFQ0412/index.php?startid=25 to view the full article online.

 
Why is it so hot/cold in here? And why is it so noisy? The question of why a space is quiet or noisy will be examined in a free ASHRAE session held as part of its 2013 Winter Conference.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=203340&issueID=31957 to view the full article online.

 
SPFA Member News & Services
Convenience Products, the manufacturer of Touch ‘n Seal insulating foams and sealants, announced the availability of Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) Two-Component Class I Fire Retardant Spray Foam. This polyurethane foam not only acts as a Class I fire retardant, it provides air sealing, thermal insulating and sound attenuating capabilities.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=203333&issueID=31957 to view the full article online.

 
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
The Building Codes Assistance Project releases regular updates on building energy codes through its quarterly BCAP Newsletter and weekly Code Alert Bulletin.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=202115&issueID=31957 to view the full article online.

 
Energy & Advocacy News
Updates from ASE include:
-Industrial Energy Efficiency Milestones in 2012
-Sequestration: A Potential Obstacle for Energy Efficiency Progress?
-Congress Passes Milestone Energy Bill (H.R. 6582) in Lame Duck Session
-2012 Energy Efficiency Home Tax Credits Update

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=202118&issueID=31957 to view the full article online.

 
Did You Know
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state. Read up on Health Reform, Budget & Taxes, Politics & Leadership, Governors, Bird's Eye View, Hot Issues, and Once Around the Statehouse Lightly.

Volume XXI, No. 1
January 14, 2013

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/sncj_011413.pdf to view the full article online.

 
Current Call to Action
Addendum cs to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is open for advisory public review from Jan. 4-Feb. 3, 2013. The addendum proposes changes to definitions for computer rooms and data centers in Standard 90.1 to create a distinction between facilities covered by 90.1 and those which are intended to be under the scope of ASHRAE Standard 90.4P, Energy Standard for Data Centers and Telecommunications Buildings, proposed by ASHRAE in late 2012.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=203339&issueID=31957 to view the full article online.

 
Events
2013 NAHB International Builders Show, Las Vegas

Visit http://www.buildersshow.com/Home/ to view the full article online.

 
2013 ASHRAE Winter Conference
January 26-30

2013 AHR Expo at the Winter Conference
January 28-30

Visit http://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/conferences/dallas-conference to view the full article online.

 
International Roofing Expo, San Antonio, Texas

Visit http://www.theroofingexpo.com/ to view the full article online.

 
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact the bottom line of EVERY construction company. This webinar will provide you with the information necessary to make critical business decisions.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=203335&issueID=31957 to view the full article online.

 
The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions (ASERTTI) will hold the 2013 State Energy Outlook Conference from February 5-8, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The event will bring together Congressional representatives, state and federal officials, corporate executives and industry leaders to focus on state-federal energy collaboration in a new budget and policy era. This year's conference will explore the national energy policy outlook and the state, federal and private sector partnerships that will advance U.S. energy policy. .

More information can be found on the event website. Early Bird registration ends January 18, 2013.
 
World of Concrete, Las Vegas Convention Center

Visit http://www.worldofconcrete.com/ to view the full article online.

 
SPFA's Annual Convention & Expo will be in Jacksonville, Fla.

Visit http://www.sprayfoam.org/ to view the full article online.

 
RESNET 2013 Conference, Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Fla.

Visit http://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/conferences/dallas-conference to view the full article online.

 
RCI International Convention & Trade Show, Rosen Shingle Resort, Orlando, Fla.

Visit http://www.rci-online.org/ to view the full article online.

 
The Air Barrier Association of America is hosting its second annual conference and trade show in Chicago, Ill. ABAA Installer training, Auditor training, WUFI training, Blower Door Technician training and SPFA training will be offered.

Visit http://www.airbarrier.org/events/events_details.php?category_id=6&event_id=218&utm_source=ABAA+-+Call+for+Article+Submissions&utm_campaign=Call+for+Articles&utm_medium=email to view the full article online.

 

"Introduction to Air Barriers" provides an overview of the performance requirements of air barrier materials, assemblies, and systems, and includes a discussion on relevant building code requirements. This course AIA and state credits and qualifies for HSW. Please check course specifications for all available credit and details: www.aecdaily.com/sponsor/abaa

 
 
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