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Burtin Polymer Laboratories, Inc. / Foametix
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
The winter issue SPRAYFOAM Professional was mailed and is also online! If you want to be sure your inbox is on our email distribution list for future issues, sign up for the digital version below. Some of the topics in this issue include:
>>SPRAYFOAM AROUND THE WORLD -- Results of Global Research
>>SPEAKING SENSIBLY – Intumescent Coatings and SPF
>>WORLDWIDE REGULATIONS -- A Manufacturing Maze of Intricacies
>>SPEAKING SENSIBLY -- Recoating & Renewing SPF Roofing Systems
>>SAFETY FIRST – Manufacturers Study Health and Safety Guidance for Application of SPF
>>ASK THE EXPERT – SPF Density: Laboratory Core vs. In-Field Overall

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ACT QUICKLY! Limited Space & Deadline to Participate Is Jan. 12
Reach attendees of the Sprayfoam 2015 Convention and Expo by advertising in our Conference Daily eNewsletter. Via email, all attendees will receive one issue before, four issues during and one issue after the show. For more information, contact John O’Neil at 770-810-6959 or joneil@naylor.com.

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Industry News and Announcements
>>ASHRAE Expands Scope, Renames Research Journal
>>Energy Codes for Ultra-Low-Energy Buildings: A Critical Pathway to Zero Net Energy Buildings
>>A Year Of Energy Efficiency, With More to Come
>>Philip Kerrigan, Jr. (1978-2014)
>>EPA Announces 2014 Annual Environmental Enforcement Results
>>Sens. Shaheen and Portman Introduce a Shorter Version of Their Efficiency Bill
>>Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
>>Low-GWP Refrigerants Roadmap
>>House Passes Bill to Limit EPA 'Secret Science'
>>Advancing Energy Efficient Buildings: From the Lab to Your Neighborhood

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Bayer Material Science
SPFA News and Announcements
>>Debut of Expo eNewsletter Announced
>>Sprayfoam 2015 Schedule
>>A Few Golf Sponsorships Still Available
>>Ty Pennington to Headline 2015 Sprayfoam Convention and Expo
>>Sprayfoam 2015 Presentation Topics

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>>California DTSC Corrects Misinformation About SPF
>>SPFA Forms Marketing Committee
>>SPFA's Board Members

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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>2014-15 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
>>Sprayfoam 2014 Coverage, Photos

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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Federal/State Government News
Federal Activities
>>Congress Finishes the Year with a Trillion Dollar Spending Bill, Defense Authorization, and One Last Push for Energy Efficiency Legislation
>>ASHRAE to Submit Comments on DOE Rulemaking on Energy Conservation Standards for Small, Large, and Very Large Air-Cooled Commercial Package Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>Atlanta City Council to Consider New Energy Efficiency Policies
>>Oklahoma’s First Secretary of Energy and Environment Speaks at Central Oklahoma Chapter Meeting
>>State Legislatures to Begin Sessions in January

Visit https://www.ashrae.org/government-affairs/government-affairs-updates to view the full article online.

SPF Tech
Source: buildingscience.com / Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow
For all that we know about roofs, which is a great deal, sometimes things can get confusing. I am more than partly to blame for that. I wrote a lot of the code language dealing with both vented and unvented roof assemblies. Yes, the language is confusing. As a practical matter you can insulate on the top of a roof deck, on the bottom of a roof deck–and wait for it –on both the top and bottom of a roof deck. Clear? How you do it is the trick. The physics may be logical, but the code language may not be. Having said that, the code does allow all three approaches. Trust me...it does.

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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>BREAKING NEWS: SPF Assistant Exam Preparatory Course Is Now Available Online!
>>SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Courses, Written Examinations and Field Examinations

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Diamond Liners Inc.
Marketing & Industry Promotion
Source: thisoldhouse.com / Max Alexander
When it comes to insulation, says This Old House general contractor Tom Silva, money truly can buy happiness. "It's the wisest way to invest that I know of," he says. "A well-insulated house will make you more comfortable in every season. And it's quieter, too." Whether it's thick blankets of fiberglass batts, meringue like mounds of sprayfoam (Tom's favorite), or layers of seaweed, all insulation works the same way...

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SPFA Member News & Services
Enter for your chance at winning a trip for two to Las Vegas to hang out with Ty Pennington during the International Builder’s Show January 20-22, 2015 in Las Vegas. To qualify, fill out the form and like the Lapolla Facebook page. Sweepstakes ends January 10, 2014..

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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>2015 Energy Codes Conference Returning in 2015
>>2014 Green Building Standard Now Available from ASHRAE/USGBC/IES
>>DOE Issues Preliminary Determination of Energy Savings for Residential Buildings
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes

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Energy & Advocacy News
>>Updates from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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Source: bpi.org
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) announced that BPI-1100-T-2014: Home Energy Auditing Standard has been published as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard. The Home Energy Auditing Standard defines the requirements for a building science-based evaluation, or audit, of existing detached single-family dwellings and townhouses that meet specific criteria detailed in the scope of the standard.

Visit http://www.bpi.org/news_expansion.aspx?selectedID=2001 to view the full article online.

Source: aceee.org
For the past eight years, the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard has measured the progress of state policies and programs that save energy while also benefiting the environment and promoting economic growth.

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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 XXII, No. 39
December 22, 2014

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Current Call to Action
>>CPI Requests Papers and Posters for Polyurethane Industry Conference, Deadline Feb. 2
>>EPA Invites Chemical Manufacturers to Submit Info on Safer Chemicals for DfE SCIL

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Volatile Free, Inc.
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
>>6 Golden Rules for Building Your Business with Social Media
>>Hashtags Matter
>>6 Options for Financing Your Small Business Marketing Plan
>>SBA Loan Programs

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