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From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
Some of the articles in the Spring 2013 issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine include:
-New Year, New You: Set a Plan to Start Moving in the Direction You Have Been Wanting to Go
-NOBS Rating System: Four Critical Considerations for SPF Roofing Contractors
-Attics: Easy Energy Efficiency -- Try These Three Successful Approaches to Achieving a Well-insulated Attic
-Legislative Update: Fiscal Cliff Bridged, Fiscal "Cascade" Ahead
-Safety First: CPI Expands Its Chemical Health and Safety Training Programs
-ABAA News: Phase II Wall Assembly Monitoring Just Completed

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.

 
Good remodeling contractors are always looking for opportunities to help their customers save money and energy. When it comes to making significant improvements to the energy efficiency of a home, the attic turns out to be one of the low-hanging fruit.

Visit http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/SPFQ0113/index.php?startid=38 to view the full article online.

 
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Industry News and Announcements
The Committee on General Law of the state of Connecticut passed House Bill No. 5908, which states that Connecticut shall adopt regulations to develop safety and certification standards for the sprayfoam insulation industry.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=214133&issueID=31963 to view the full article online.

 
Huntsman Corporation recently released a white paper titled, “Wind Uplift and Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF).” The paper addresses the role closed cell SPF plays in achieving a strong roof adhesion, which can help prevent damages caused by wind uplift and water from rain during heavy storm events.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=214134&issueID=31963 to view the full article online.

 
Owning or choosing to purchase an energy efficient home can lead to significant cost savings for many moderate- and middle-income homebuyers, according to a University of North Carolina study of 71,000 U.S. home loans originating between 2002 and 2012.

Visit http://blog.americanchemistry.com/2013/04/new-study-illustrates-connection-between-energy-efficiency-and-home-affordability/?utm_source=rss& to view the full article online.

 
Registration is now open for the 2013 free ASHRAE Webcast, “Assessing Building Energy Performance — From Principles to Practice.”

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=213576&issueID=31963 to view the full article online.

 
The Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has established a quarterly statistical data program that provides historical data on spray polyurethane foam (SPF) sales.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=213575&issueID=31963 to view the full article online.

 
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SPFA News and Announcements
ASHRAE, SPFA and many other supporting organizations urge continued support for the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), and requested continuing allocation of funding for CBECS to maintain progress on the 2012 edition of the Survey, even as EIA faces challenging funding reductions as a result of sequestration and lower congressional appropriations.


Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/Microsoft_Word_-_ASHRAE_EIA-CBECS_Support_Letter-March_2013_v2_ALL.pdf to view the full article online.

 
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SPFA Membership
Read about some of the ways SPFA is working for you, including some of the highlights of 2012 and plans for 2013.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=214114&issueID=31963 to view the full article online.

 
SPFA’s 2013 Annual Convention and Expo was another record breaker. The show beat its last East Coast attendance record by 144 attendees.  The energy and commitment demonstrated at the show were fantastic, and excitement carried back into the industry with almost 400 new SPFA Professional Certification Program tests being taken. The various breakout sessions were well attended and offered very valuable information for the SPF professional.  To download your copy of those presentations, please click here.
 
SPFA knows there are lots of organizations out there that would like to have you in their membership. But if you are in, or getting into, the sprayfoam business, we are the place for you. We work hard to represent you well and give you value back for your support.

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

 
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Federal/State Government News
-Green Mountain State Battleground for Licensure Fight?
-President Obama to Release Budget Request
-U.S. House Committee to Hold Hearing on STEM Education

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=213574&issueID=31963 to view the full article online.

 
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SPFA Training & Certification
Since SPFA completed development of the SPF Professional Certification Program (PCP) and publicly rolled it out at its annual convention and expo in February, already almost 800 tests have been administered.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=214199&issueID=31963 to view the full article online.

 
SPFA Member News & Services
Plas-Pak’s dual syringe product line now includes 30ml, 14ml, 6ml and 4 ml sizes that come in a 1:1 ratio. The 30ml syringe is also available in a 2:1 ratio. For more information and free samples, contact Michael Basil at 860-889-3383 or mbasil@plaspakinc.com

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/PlasPak_6b23.pdf 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=213577&issueID=31963 to view the full article online.

 
Energy & Advocacy News
Updates from ASE include:
-Top 10 Energy Efficiency Smartphone Apps
-The EE Eight: The Most Energy-Efficient Campuses in the NCAA Basketball Tournament
-Nominations are open for the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards
-Annual PowerSave Campus Summit Calls for Action on Energy Efficiency

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=213578&issueID=31963 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. 10
April 8, 2013

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/pdf/sncj_040813.pdf to view the full article online.

 
Current Call to Action
With the 2013 version of the ASHRAE/IES energy standard scheduled for publication later this year, many changes are being proposed to strengthen its requirements. As such, 26 proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are open for public comment.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/?aid=214122&issueID=31963 to view the full article online.

 
At the 2013 NAHB IBS show in Las Vegas, SPFA offered a compendium of spray foam technical, safety, contractor certification, and installation information of specific interest to home builders during one of the sessions, "What You Need to Know When Working with Spray Polyurethane Insulation for Residential Buildings." To accompany the session, a draft of the SPFA Builders Reference Handbook was released. The document is a draft and will evolve with input received from builders. You are invited to download this document for free and let us know where we can make it better.

Visit http://www.sprayfoam.org/news/index.php?action=article_view&id=557 to view the full article online.

 
Events
Building Science Fundamentals is a two-day seminar that teaches the basic knowledge needed to design and build durable, energy efficient, affordable and healthy buildings. The registration fee for this seminar is $795.

Visit http://www.buildingscienceseminars.com/seminars/building-science-fundamentals-2013.aspx to view the full article online.

 
Building Science Fundamentals is a two-day seminar that teaches the basic knowledge needed to design and build durable, energy efficient, affordable and healthy buildings. The registration fee for this seminar is $795.

Visit http://www.buildingscienceseminars.com/seminars/building-science-fundamentals-2013.aspx to view the full article online.

 
Join ASHRAE in sharing lofty ideas and high-level concepts on what’s new in the building industry in Denver, Colo., at the 2013 Annual Conference. Earn PDHs or an ASHRAE certification, while hearing the latest updates from the Society and other leaders in the industry.

Visit https://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/conferences/2013-ashrae-annual-conference to view the full article online.

 
You have a row house, you have a walk up, you have a frame house - whatever you have, you have a mess and you want to fix it. How do you not screw it up? Get all our questions answered at this seminar with Dr. Joseph Lstiburek. The registration fee for this seminar is $395.

Visit http://www.buildingscienceseminars.com/seminars/renovation-rehabilitation-2013.aspx to view the full article online.

 
Designed for current users who want to take it to the next level, this class will enhance the quality and speed of your WUFI results. Tips and tricks, hands-on practice with advanced examples, and discussion of field validation exercises are all part of this advanced seminar. The registration fee for this seminar is $395.

Visit http://www.buildingscienceseminars.com/seminars/advanced-wufi-2013.aspx to view the full article online.

 
Building Science Fundamentals is a two-day seminar that teaches the basic knowledge needed to design and build durable, energy efficient, affordable and healthy buildings. The registration fee for this seminar is $795.

Visit http://www.buildingscienceseminars.com/seminars/building-science-fundamentals-2013.aspx to view the full article online.

 
Building Science Fundamentals is a two-day seminar that teaches the basic knowledge needed to design and build durable, energy efficient, affordable and healthy buildings. The registration fee for this seminar is $795.

Visit http://www.buildingscienceseminars.com/seminars/building-science-fundamentals-2013.aspx to view the full article online.

 
The 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference will be held September 23-25, 2013, in Phoenix, Ariz. CPI is now accepting poster abstracts for the conference. Poster abstracts are due August 22, 2013.

Visit http://polyurethane.americanchemistry.com/Polyurethanes-Technical-Conference/2013-Conference.html 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.

Visit https://www.eeba.org/conference/ to view the full article online.

 
Designed for current users who want to take it to the next level, this class will enhance the quality and speed of your WUFI results. Tips and tricks, hands-on practice with advanced examples, and discussion of field validation exercises are all part of this advanced seminar. The registration fee for this seminar is $395.

Visit http://www.buildingscienceseminars.com/seminars/advanced-wufi-2013.aspx to view the full article online.

 
Building Science Experts’ Session is an annual two-day seminar that focuses on advanced building science topics. This session is intended to provide thought provoking professional development for experienced building industry professionals who are interested in healthy, durable and energy efficient new and old buildings. The registration fee for this seminar is $795.

Visit http://www.buildingscienceseminars.com/seminars/building-science-experts-session-2013.aspx 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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