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Burtin Polymer Laboratories, Inc. / Foametix
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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It is never too early to plan for next year!
Event: Sprayfoam 2016
Date: February 8-11, 2016
Location: Rosen Centre, Orlando, Fla.

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Industry News and Announcements
>>Energy Codes in Action: National Energy Codes Conference Taking Place NOW
>>Flexible Colored PU Foams Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size and Forecast, 2015 to 2025
>>Varying Temperatures Continue to Pose Ice Dam Threat
>>Asia-Pacific Insulation Market Is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of Almost 7% Until 2020
>>Republicans Seek to Push Climate Change Off National Security Agenda
>>Lawyer: Amish Clients to Be Evicted for Building Code Violations
>>L&I Dodges Questions About 600 Inspections by 9 Rookies in One Week
>>National Recruiting Notice for Green Minded Builders and Roofers
>>France: New Rooftops Must Be Covered in Plants or Solar Panels
>>ABAA Conference Is April 7-9 in Dallas
>>Napa Earthquake Offers Insight on Making Homes More Secure
>>EU Should Start Legal Case Over UK Failure on Energy-Saving Laws, Say Campaigners
>>Free Webinar April 7: "Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps"
>>BPI Introduces New BPI.org for Consumers
>>Better Buildings Summit, May 27-29
>>EPA Releases New Safer Choice Label

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SPFA News and Announcements
>>Dr. Richard Duncan, SPFA Technical Director, to Host "Intro to SPF" Webinar in April
>>SPFA Sponsors DOE's Race to Zero Student Design Competition; Award Ceremony Is in April
>>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 have been uploaded to the SPFA website, www.sprayfoam.org/expo, 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
>>SPFA Hosts First 2015 Foam-It-Right Campaign Webinar Series for Members Only
>>2015 Is the Year of SPFA Membership Growth
>>2014-15 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits

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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Federal/State Government News
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state. Read up on Budget & Taxes, Politics & Leadership, Governors, Bird's Eye View, Hot Issues, and Once Around the Statehouse Lightly.

Volume XXIII, No. 9
March 23, 2015

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Federal Activities
>>Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act Reintroduced in Senate
>>Representatives Blackburn and Schrader Reintroduce Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act
>>Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation Promoting State Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Assistance
>>Proposed Rule Issued by DOE for Test Procedures for Residential Furnaces and Boilers
>>DOE Releases Correction on Final Rule for Energy Conservation Standards for Certain Commercial Heating, Air Conditioning, and Water Heating Equipment
>>Federal Committee Will Meet to Develop Standards and Test Procedures for Residential Appliances and Commercial Equipment

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>Survey on Energy Modeling Software
>>Illinois Budget Proposal Recommends Elimination of Energy Efficiency Programs
>>Utah Code Change Legislation Passes State House
>>City of Chicago Releases Benchmarking Data

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Source: regrodeo.com
The American Action Forum’s Regulation Rodeo is an online database making federal regulations searchable, customizable and reportable by individual users. The interactive website allows users to explore regulations with a do-it-yourself search system, organized by year, industry, federal agency, and topic such as the Affordable Care Act. Individual reports show the number of regulations, costs, and paperwork hours. The site also allows users to dive deeper into specific regulations.

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SPF Tech
Source: Will Parker, WallFoam Technical Manager, Gaco Western
Gaco Western's new open cell sprayfoam system, GacoProFill, offers some great advantages that require additional application techniques when compared to traditional sprayfoam installation. Below are 15 step-by-step tips to guide you along the process. These tips will help ensure you increase yields, eliminate waste and reduce labor in no time!

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Source: buildingscience.com / Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow
Throughout the postwar years practitioners were taught, incorrectly, that vapor barriers were necessary in cold climates to protect wall assemblies from moisture damage and that it was necessary to install these vapor barriers on the interior of cavity insulation. The industry saw the introduction of kraft facings and foil facings on batt insulations as a result. These vapor barriers were by their very nature discontinuous and they proved ineffective in protecting wall assemblies from vapor. (*This is a play on the title of Professor Hutcheon's classic paper "Forty Years of Vapor Barriers.")

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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>PCP Committees Seeking New Members!
>>Upcoming Training Dates

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Naylor Association Solutions
Marketing & Industry Promotion
According to a recently published research report by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global spray polyurethane foam market is anticipated to grow at a 7% CAGR between 2013 and 2019. TMR, a U.S.-based market intelligence company, states in its report that the global spray polyurethane foam market, which was valued at $1135.3 million in 2012, will report a market value worth $1823 million by 2019. The report, titled 'Spray Polyurethane Foam Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019.' is available for sale on the company website.

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SPFA Member News & Services
Graco Inc., a manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, recently announced its Top 20 High Performance Coatings and Foam North American distributors for 2014. The distributors were selected based on the total of their equipment purchases from Graco during 2014.

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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>ASHRAE Announces Spring 2015 Online Courses; New Course on Commissioning Process, March 25
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes

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Source: environmentalleader.com
Several leading associations that develop codes and standards to create green buildings are collaborating to align the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), ANSI/ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1 and the LEED green building program. The new guidelines will make it easier for owners, designers, builders and code officials to build sustainable, high-performing buildings.

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Energy & Advocacy News
>>Global Energy-Related Emissions of Carbon Dioxide Stalled in 2014
>>U.S. DOE Building America Update

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Did You Know
As an SPFA member you are entitled to complimentary use within your whole company of the SPFA Contractor Safety Kit, a hefty document with compliance and record keeping resources, fillable forms, and more to aid you in preparation for an OSHA visit or just for keeping your folks safe.

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Current Call to Action
>>Do You Want Your Big Idea for Building Energy Efficiency to Become a Reality?
>>ASHRAE Announces Next Energy Modeling Conference, Call for Presenters

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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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In our regular quest to root out the most negative and inaccurate information on SPF, we found another doozy that we’d like to highlight for you.

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Business Trends
>>How to Become a Small Business Government Contractor of Choice
>>SBA Hosting Online Events for Women Entrepreneurs During Women’s History Month
>>What Do You Think? Increasing Mentor-Protégé Opportunities for All Small Businesses

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