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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

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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
Demand for insulation materials in China is projected to grow 9.4% per year through 2016 to 65.7 billion yuan (~ $10 billion). Continued increases in building construction and output in the manufacturing sector are expected to drive gains, according to a new study from the Beijing office of The Freedonia Group Inc. Further growth will reportedly be spurred by changes in building codes to reduce energy consumption in building applications, as well as efforts to reduce energy use in manufacturing processes.

Visit http://www.ceramicindustry.com/articles/93036-chinas-insulation-demand-to-grow-9-per-year to view the full article online.

 
The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) released showed sustained growth, notching a 0.4 percent gain over December 2012 on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. The year-over-year 3MMA showed a solid 2.8 percent gain over January 2012. The CAB is a leading economic indicator derived from a composite index of chemical industry activity. January marked the CAB’s sixth consecutive monthly gain.

Visit http://bit.ly/SM3GUw to view the full article online.

 
The recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which ended January 10, displayed over 20,000 new products. Many of the newly launched products kept energy efficiency in mind. Here are a few of the energy-efficient innovations displayed at CES: Philips Hue Smart LED Light bulbs, Allure Energy Eversense 2.0, MeterPlug.

Visit http://ase.org/efficiencynews/top-energy-efficient-products-ces-2013 to view the full article online.

 
Most times if something seems too good to be true, it is. But with Avista's new Manufactured Home Duct Sealing Program, qualifying customers in Washington can have their manufactured home's ductwork sealed and receive other energy efficiency products at no cost. The service, a $500 value, can help customers save up to 30 percent on their energy bill. The program is scheduled to run through the end of June 2013.

Visit http://avistacorp.mwnewsroom.com/News/in/Avista-offering-free-energy-efficiency-program-for to view the full article online.

 
Thermal Metric research was added to BSC Special Projects. This long-term research effort was initiated in 2007 to support good design and construction practices by improving the way thermal performance is measured. Ultimately, the project goal is to develop a metric that can capture the in-service thermal performance of whole assemblies. More accurate measurements will allow truly high-performance assemblies (of all types of construction and insulation materials) to be identified and promoted.

Visit http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/special/thermal-metric?utm_source=BSC+Newsletter+Issue+%23+54&utm_campaign=Thermal+Metric+newsletter&utm_medium=email to view the full article online.

 
Published weekly, Climate Change News recounts the top climate science, business, and politics stories of the week and includes a list of upcoming events and pending federal legislation. Some of the topics addressed in the current issue include:
-President Obama Underlines Importance of Climate Change in Inaugural Address
-Democratic Members of Congress Form Bicameral Climate Change Task Force
-UN Secretary-General Says Climate Action a Top Priority
-World Economic Forum Finds that Overcoming Climate Impacts Requires $700 Billion Annual Global Investment

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

 
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SPFA News and Announcements
Spray polyurethane foam garners interest from building professionals all around the country, as evident from the number of invites received and accepted by SPFA. Some of the events that have seen SPFA representation lately include:
-2013 NAHB International Builders Show
-Building Science Experts’ Mini-Symposium
-Building Innovation 2013
-EcoBuild 2012

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=203717&issueID=31958 to view the full article online.

 
Results of SPFA's Life Cycle Assessment study were included in a recent issue of PU Magazine International, which features the latest information about the rubber, polyurethanes and thermoplastic elastomers industries. SPFA's technical services director, Richard Duncan, PE, Ph.D., contributed to this article entitled "LCA of SPF insulation for residential and commercial building applications."

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/PUMI_2012-06_page_378-390.pdf to view the full article online.

 
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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
-High-Performance Building Coalition Works with NIBS to Help Educate Congress
-Sen. Boxer Introduces Bill to Improve Energy & Water Efficiency in Public Buildings
-National, Global Leaders Gather at DOE to Discuss Nation’s Energy Future
-DOE Seeks Public Comment on Res. & Comm. Test Procedures for Water Heaters
-New Rule Proposed by DOE for Energy Consumption for Set-Top Boxes

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=203718&issueID=31958 to view the full article online.

 
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SPFA Training & Certification
As the SPFA Professional Certification Program (PCP) continued toward completion in Q4 2012 and Q1 2013, it offered two pilot programs intended to put the program through its paces. The pilot sessions, held in Wisconsin at Gaco Western and Atlanta at Premium Spray Systems, were an opportunity to see if the exam preparatory materials adequately prepared individuals for the exams, if the time to review the materials fit inside the expected periods, and how people performed on the tests themselves.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=205031&issueID=31958 to view the full article online.

 
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. On January 15-17, SPFA held the final preparatory effort during a Professional Certification Program pilot session at Premium Spray Systems in Atlanta. More than 100 people completed certification exams or field exams during this session, the last until the program’s official roll-out .

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=203719&issueID=31958 to view the full article online.

 
Marketing & Industry Promotion
Ninety-four percent of participants at events have influence over their organizations' buying decisions, according to a report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, Dallas. The report, Profiles of Attendees and Exhibitions, is based on a larger study conducted by the center.

Visit http://www.associationtrends.com/news/trends/headlines/exhibit-participants-usually-have-buying-influence-ceir-report 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=203720&issueID=31958 to view the full article online.

 
A newly revised filtration standard from ASHRAE combines two standards setting the path to improve the technical accuracy of filter testing.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=204940&issueID=31958 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=203721&issueID=31958 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. 2
January 21, 2013

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/sncj_012113.pdf to view the full article online.

 
Current Call to Action
The SPFA technical programs and committees that support them are in need of a select few interested professionals (equipment, suppliers, systems houses and contractors) to carry the momentum onward on various technical projects of the association. Admittedly, the certification development effort has dug into our volunteer base deeply.  But there are lots of critical, relevant and interesting technical projects ongoing or starting within the Building Envelope Committee (BEC), Roofing Committee (RC) and new technical committees. Please contact Rick Duncan at rickduncan@sprayfoam.org if you are interested or willing to assist with these important efforts.
 
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=203723&issueID=31958 to view the full article online.

 
Events
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=203725&issueID=31958 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.

 
Building industry professionals are heading to Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Ariz., with a real purpose - to learn the science and above code strategies behind energy efficient and high performance building practices, to understand new regulations and legislative measures, and to capitalize on increasing opportunities.

Submit your Presentation! The deadline for submitting a presentation for the 2013 Excellence in Building Conference is February 3, 2013.

Visit https://www.eeba.org/conference/ 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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