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From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
The spring issue of 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:

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Sprayfoam 2015 has wrapped up, but it is far from gone. If you missed it or just want to revisit some of the activities that took place, check out the Conference Daily enewsletters. They contain highlights from the event, details on how you can follow through with the contacts you made there, and a link to the Sprayfoam 2015 survey (please complete your survey by Feb 28!).
Also, check the SPFA website, www.sprayfoam.org, for post-show updates, the breakout presentations and other pertinent information.

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Industry News and Announcements
>>Evolution of SPF Noticed at IBS
>>GIA Releases Global Report on Insulation
>>DOE, ORNL Researching New Insulation Material
>>Free Webinar on March 18 by DOE Building America Program
>>Codes, Standards Developers Align Guidelines to Create Sustainable, High-Performance Buildings
>>ASHRAE/IES Publish Updated Standard on Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings
>>Manufacturers Wary About Proposed EPA Rule
>>SPF Aids in NASA Launch: It Is Rocket Science!

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Bayer Material Science
SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA Technical Director Speaks at IBS Session on Insulation
>>California DTSC Corrects Misinformation About SPF
>>SPFA Forms Marketing Committee
>>SPFA's Board Members

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The Contractor Industry Excellence Awards recognize SPFA contractor members’ exceptional accomplishments for the quality of their work, the uniqueness of the project, speed of application, superiority of polyurethane, ability of foam to conform to unusual/irregular surfaces, and special safety considerations. The winners were revealed and recognized during the 10th Annual Contractor Awards Luncheon at Sprayfoam 2015.

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"We tried to build it and hoped they’d come. And they did!" said SPFA Executive Director
Kurt Riesenberg during the General Session at Sprayfoam 2015, which experienced record-setting numbers this year, especially in the breakout sessions. Slides from the presentations and breakout sessions will be uploaded to the SPFA website, www.sprayfoam.org, and the sessions with the highest attendance will be featured in upcoming issues of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine.

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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Federal/State Government News
Federal Activities
>>House Energy & Commerce Chairman Unveils New Legislative Framework
>>Energy Efficiency Improvement Act Reintroduced in House
>>Representatives Cartwright, Gibson, Welch Re-Introduce Bipartisan Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act
>>ASHRAE Issues Action Alert on Educating Tomorrow’s Engineers Act
>>DOE Issues Pre-NOPR on Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces
>>DOE Seeks Public Comment on Energy Efficiency Standards for Manufactured Housing
>>DOE Invites Public Comment on the 2015 Edition of Its Quadrennial Technology Review
>>DOE Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Warm Air Furnaces
>>DOE Releases Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Test Procedures for Dehumidifiers

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>First Engineers Week Proclamation Received
>>May Is Building Safety Month
>>Legislative Update
>>Utah Code Legislation
>>California Energy Commission (CEC) Posts New Rules Online for Public Comment
>>Oklahoma Chapters Hold a "Day on the Hill"

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

C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>PCP Certified Individuals Can Earn 1 SPFA CEU by Attending SPFA Webinar - March 4
>>SPFA Newsletter Adding a Spotlight on Newly Accredited Companies

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Diamond Liners Inc.
Marketing & Industry Promotion
Now is the time when building industry experts urge homeowners to consider home renovations for the year, especially related to sources of air leakage within building walls. Online building industry resource, Green Building Advisor, points out that untreated air leaks are often responsible for up to a third of a building’s energy costs. A recent study by the Building Science Corporation showed that heat transfer was much lower in a home equipped with sprayfoam insulation than with other, more traditional insulation materials.

Visit http://www.sentinelsource.com/online_features/seasonal/why-smart-renovation-investments-will-keep-you-living-more-comfortably/article_24eeeb4d-48c3-53a7-ba72-f1c267b2ff82.html to view the full article online.

SPFA Member News & Services
Honeywell low-global-warming propellant, Solstice® Propellant, is taking on a new role: It will be used in Fix-A-Flat® and Slime® consumer and commercial tire inflators. Accessories Marketing, the world's largest seller of aerosol tire inflators, has chosen Solstice Propellant to power new ultra-low-global-warming-potential (GWP) versions of its flagship tire inflator products, which are used to fix flat tires.

Visit http://honeywell.com/News/Pages/Honeywells-Low-Global-Warming-Propellant-Powers-New-Fix-A-Flat-And-Slime-Tire-Inflator-Products.aspx to view the full article online.

Icynene launched a web-based, interactive wall assembly tool that allows architects and specifiers to build NFPA285 compliant assemblies for commercial projects. Offering more than 750 possible NFPA285 compliant wall assemblies, the new web tool allows architects and specifiers better understand how open and closed cell sprayfoam insulation products can be integrated into commercial designs.

Visit http://www.ww2.icynene.com/en-us/news/icynene/icynene-launches-new-web-based-nfpa285-compliant-wall-assembly-tool to view the full article online.

Steve Riddle has retired and stepped down as president of NCFI Polyurethanes. He has been succeeded by Chip Holton, the former director of operations at the polyurethane foam producer. Holton, who holds an engineering degree from West Point and is a former U.S. Army infantry officer, joined NCFI in 2012.

Visit http://www.ncfi.com/news/chip-holton-named-ncfi-polyurethanes-president-former-dir-ops-says-shift-new-word-2015-beyond/ to view the full article online.

SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>ASHRAE Announces Spring 2015 Online Courses; New Course on Commissioning Process
>>2015 Energy Codes Conference Returning in 2015
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes

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Energy & Advocacy News
>>Federal Government’s Energy Use Lowest in Almost 40 Years
>>U.S. DOE Building America Update

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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 XXIII, No. 5
February 16, 2015

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Current Call to Action
>>Calling All Comments! Proposed Rule for Government Contracting - Due Feb. 27
>>ASHRAE Announces Next Energy Modeling Conference, Call for Presenters

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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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SPF was used in the creation of a home light enough to be transported by bicycle, plus 12 other strange and beautiful examples of mobile residences, refuges and retreats.

Visit http://www.dezeen.com/2014/12/21/13-unusual-mobile-homes-and-hideaways-design-architecture/ to view the full article online.

Business Trends
>>Going Global with Your Small Business
>>How the Emerging Leaders Initiative Can Take Your Business to the Next Level
>>Q&A: Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades with a PowerSaver Loan

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