Sprayfoam Pro Newswire
June 28, 2016
Industry News And Announcements
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Industry News and Announcements
>>SPFA Encourages Proper Insulation and Seal of Buildings to Reduce Asthma Triggers
>>DOE Announces $16 Million for 54 Projects to Help Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies
>>President Obama Signs TSCA Overhaul Into Law, as US EPA Begins Implementation
>>AHRI, ASHRAE, DOE Partner to Fund Flammable Refrigerant Research
>>FYI Network and Loud TV's "Tiny House Nation" Utilizes Demilec Spray Foam Insulation
>>U.S. Chemical Production Edges Higher in May
>>Alliance To Save Energy’s CarbonCount Scoring Tool Brings Transparency To The Green Bond Market
SPFA News and Announcements
Thanks to SPFA Technical Director Rick Duncan, spray polyurethane foam is the subject of quite a few articles in various industry publications. These articles are examples of how SPFA continually educates others about the benefits of SPF and promotes and invests in SPF's future. These articles are also excellent pieces for SPFA members to use for marketing purposes.
The winners of the SPFA National Industry Excellence Awards 2016 were announced at the Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo during the Awards Luncheon on Feb. 10, 2016. See who won!
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SPFA Membership
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>Interested in Becoming Part of the Team?
>>SPFA Member Benefits
Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIV, No. 20 - June 20, 2016
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state.Some features in this issue include:
-- Are States Ready for the Next Economic Downturn?
-- States Vary In One Measure of Recession Readiness
Non-US and International Activities
>India and US Issue Joint Statement that Addresses Climate Change
U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>ASHRAE Celebrates High Performance Building Week
>Time an Issue for Energy Bill Conference
>House Energy & Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on DOE Home Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards
>Engineering and Public Policy Summer Internship Begins
>DOE Issues Final Rule on Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
>Proposed Rule Released for Commercial Water Heating Equipment
>Final Rule Issued by DOE on Portable Air Conditioners
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>Northeastern Oklahoma Chapter Builds Advocacy Connections
>Legislative Updates
>ASHRAE Legionella Standard Serves as Basis for New CDC Toolkit
>National Article Calls ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 "Gold Standard" for Legionella Prevention
SPF Tech
Source: sprayfoamadvisor.com / Robert Naini
The last few weeks we have talked about Energy Code Compliance, the prescriptive path, the performance path and the Energy Rating Index. But did you know that an energy code certificate is mandatory to meet the residential code? The overall energy code certificate is the responsibility of the builder or the registered design professional and should be posted on or in the electrical distribution panel. And it should list the following:
SPFA Training & Certification
Breaking News! 360Training is offering SPFA Members and PCP Participants a 15% discount off select online OSHA training courses. This is a great benefit for SPFA Members and PCP participants! Please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org to get the unique SPFA discount code. NOTE: this code is in effect for a limited period of time, so take the course soon to receive the discounted fee.

The 10 Hour OSHA course is required for the SPF Installer and Master Installer Certifications.
The 30 Hour OSHA Construction Course is required for the SPF Project Manager Certification.

If you take the 30 hour course, it fulfills SPFA PCP requirements for the 10 hour course.

For more details on all SPFA PCP requirements – visit our website at www.sprayfoam.org/certification
Companies who employ PCP certified individuals with current credentials will be identified in the 2016-2017 SPFA Membership Directory. If you don’t have any employees whose certifications are current, your company won’t benefit from this special identifier. Hurry and act now since we are near our deadline for printing the Membership Directory.

Please note that the 2016-2017 online edition will be updated through the course of the year; however, you must act SOON to be included in the printed edition. If you have questions, please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org
Within the next few weeks, SPFA will be hosting an informational webinar about the SPFA Professional Certification Program (PCP). The program will be moderated by Kurt Riesenberg, Executive Director SPFA and the speakers are Bonnie Strickler – Chair of the QAP Committee for the Certification Program and Kelly Marcavage, Certification Director SPFA.
In our quest to continually improve the SPFA’s Professional Certification Program (PCP) – we’ve put the forms and checklist for each level of certification into a folder for you to easily access from our website. www.sprayfoam.org/certification. These are the same forms that are in each of the handbooks, but we’ve extracted them and made them fillable for you to easily complete. The checklist for each level is also in the folder.
An enhanced listing in SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide is just one of the perks of Accreditation!
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SPFA Member News & Services
Gaco Western announced that its newly developed GacoRoofFoam F2733 spray applied polyurethane foam coated with GacoFlex S2100 Cleanable Solvent-free Silicone Coating assembly successfully passed Severe Hail by FM Approvals. The roof assembly was rigorously tested to meet: hail, wind uplift, corrosion, foot traffic, leakage resistance and accelerated weathering performance. Gaco's is the only reflective silicone assembly to be awarded the Severe Hail classification. In addition, this assembly has the highest recycled content in the industry.
See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.
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