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Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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Industry News and Announcements
>>How to Write a Great Inspection Report - Free Webinar, Oct. 29
>>CNA to Offer Cold Weather Preparation Webinar
>>EnergyWise Roof Calculator Online Has Been Updated
>>Accident Kills Second Worker at Construction Site of 49ers' New Calif. Stadium
>>Building Science Experts' Session - Dec. 11-12
>>Anchor Introduces New Rooftop Solar Racking Attachment Products at SPI

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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA Presents at the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry Annual Conference
>>SPFA Commits Resources on Sprayfoam to Homebuilders
>>Start Planning for SprayFoam Convention & Expo, Jan. 26-29, 2014
>>Industry-Level Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for SPF in Progress

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Icynene, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>SPFA Publishes New Membership Brochure
>>SPFA 2013-2014 Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA 2013 National Contractor Excellence Award Winning Projects
>>SPFA Member Benefits

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Rhino Linings Corporation
Federal/State Government News
>>Energy Efficiency Bill Delayed in Senate
>>Congress Struggles to Avoid Government Shutdown
>>Rebuilding America’s Schools Act Introduced in Senate

ASHRAE's Government Affairs Update details information on government affairs-related activities of interest to ASHRAE members and others interested in the built environment. For questions or more information, contact Mark Ames, ASHRAE's Senior Manager of Federal Government Affairs, at mames@ashrae.org.

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SPF Tech
Source: gacowallfoam.com
As the seasons change from summer to fall and we go from warmer to cooler ambient temperatures, two things become more important to us: Drum Temperatures and Substrate Temperatures. Let's first focus on how to store and prep our drums and then discuss substrate limitations.

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C.J. Spray, Inc.
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 1,000 tests have been administered. SPFA members and partners, including Gaco Western, Premium Spray Systems, Demilec, Spray Foam Nation, Bayer Material Science, and the ABAA Conference have all hosted testing sessions.
>>Spray Foam Nation Offering SPFA Certification Classes, Nov. 4-8
>>Gaco Western Commits to 300 New SPFA Certifications
>>Spray Foam Coalition Supports SPFA Professional Certification Program
>>Demilec USA Holds SPFA Certification Seminar

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Marketing & Industry Promotion
Conversations at www.buildingscience.com are an opportunity to "listen in" as critical building science topics are discussed and debated by industry-leading experts from different sectors and professional backgrounds. Each topic is introduced by a BSC writer such as Joe Lstiburek, and is then expanded on through dialogue with our buildingscience.com Industry Experts. Air sealing and ventilation is up for discussion now with Joe Lstiburek, Gary Parsons, John Straube, Achilles Karagiozis and Mac Sheldon.

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Source: bpi.org -- Tiger Adolf with Ed Thomas
You already know how to transform a home’s performance, but how do you keep your happy customer working for you? Marketing home performance can be a tricky task, but maintaining good relationships with past clients can open new doors for your business, literally. This article, along with a BPI hosted webinar on Wednesday, November 6, will provide you with a guide to conducting open houses that transforms your happy customers into eager sales evangelists. Our insight is based on our own experience as customers of Synergy Companies in the San Francisco Bay area.

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SPFA Member News & Services
Huntsman Corporation’s Polyurethanes division has purchased the 20,000 square foot site of its polyurethanes system house in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Huntsman has leased the site, which is known as the PEEL facility, for many years and it houses specialty formulation technology, warehousing and a quality assurance lab.

Visit http://www.huntsman.com/polyurethanes/Applications/itemrenderer?p_rendertitle=no&p_renderdate=no&p_renderteaser=no&p_item_id=941313499&p_item_caid=1103 to view the full article online.

Source: gupta-verlag.com
Graco Inc. and its integrated Reactor proportioner took silver in the "Best New Product or Service for Industrial Products & Services" category in "The 2013 American Business Awards" at an awards ceremony in San Francisco.

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Honeywell announced that a sprayfoam roofing system formulated with Solstice™ Liquid Blowing Agent is the first such system to receive a severe hail rating from FM Global, one of the world’s largest business insurers, through the insurer’s FM Approvals certification program. The roofing system, which was developed by Ohio-based West Development Group, may reduce insurance premiums for building owners.

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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>ASHRAE/IES Publish 2013 Energy Standard: Changes for Envelope, Lighting, Mechanical Sections
>>Builders and Efficiency Advocates Reach 2015 International Energy Conservation Code Change Agreement
>>ICC Illustrated IBC Handbook Helps Professionals Better Understand Code Application, Compliance
>>Ventilation for New Low-Rise Residential Buildings
>>BPI's Home Performance-Related Data Standards Published as BPI Standards
>>The Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes

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Energy & Advocacy News
>>Alliance to Save Energy Efficiency News

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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. 32
Oct. 21, 2013

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Current Call to Action
>>ASHRAE Seeks Presenters, Posters for HPB 2014 Conference
>>Call for Papers for ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference
>>BPI's Home Energy Auditing Standard and Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings Released for Public Comment

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See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.

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Business Trends
Source: associationadviser.com -- Glenn S. Demby, Esq.
Like many employers, you may be mining social network sites (which, for simplicity’s sake, we’ll refer to collectively as "Facebook") for personal information about individuals applying for jobs with your organization. While it enables you to unearth information that no resume or job interview would reveal, using Facebook to check up on job applicants feels, well, kinda dirty. But is it illegal?
Short answer: No, as long as you follow certain limits. Here are the limits and how to stay within them.

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