Sprayfoam Pro Newswire
August 23, 2016
Industry News And Announcements
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Be sure to read SPFA Certification and Training Director Kelly Marcavage's article "Take Your Training to the Next Level" as she discusses the importance of proper training for all those in the SPF industry. Read all of this and more in the Summer Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional
August 18, 2016 – The SPFA Building Envelope and Technical Oversight Committees are pleased to announce an update to SPFA-126 "Thermal Barriers and Ignition Barriers for the Spray Polyurethane Industry". This new document, last revised in 2011, represents significant changes to content to address recent changes in the 2015 IRC and IBC model building codes. A volunteer task group led by Lindsay Lenze of NoBurn worked diligently since April to develop this updated document. Many thanks to those that participated on this project. Copies of SPFA-126 and all other SPFA TechDocs may be downloaded at no charge from the SPFA website at: http://www.sprayfoam.org/technical/spfa-technical-documents
Industry News and Announcements
>> SPFA Extends Its Condolences to the Friends and Family of Dick Fricklas
>> Register for the 2016 HPC New England Regional Home Performance Conference October 19-20
>> 2016 ICAA Convention 9/28 - 10/1 in Denver
>> Poor Renters Devote More of Their Income to Keeping the Lights On
>> Construction Employment Rebounds in July
>> Spray Polyurethane Foam and Photovoltaic Roofing Systems
>> Canada Advances HFC Phase-Down
SPFA News and Announcements
The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical voice to the spray polyurethane foam industry, today announced its newly elected Board of Directors. Representing senior leaders from both the contractor and manufacturer sectors, the 15-member Board includes an Executive Committee and 12 additional voting members.
SPFA exhibited and was invited to speak in the policy session at the 19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo held in the Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC on July 12, 2016. This was a coming-together of the biggest names in government and the biggest names in renewable energy and energy efficiency. SPFA delivered the message that if customers are going to be looking for high performance, energy efficient and sustainable buildings, they are going to be looking for sprayfoam insulation and roofing. To view information about the event, or to watch Kurt Riesenberg, SPFA Executive Director speaking in the Policy Forum (Panel 3), click below.
This year is the 30th Anniversary of the Sprayfoam Convention and Expo. The show, which will take place from January 29 through February 1, 2017, will be held at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California. For more information or to register, please visit the website at www.sprayfoam.org/expo
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!

Start getting your submissions for the 2017 Awards together now. The website will be open for entries soon.
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Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIV, No. 27 - August 22, 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:
-- Warnings From the Golden State
-- Public Pension Return Rates Lagging In States
U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
> New EERE Success Stories Map
> GSA Issues New Federal Lodging & Meal Allowances
> Draft Rule on Payment in Kind for Federal Speakers at Meetings & Similar Events Released by GSA
> DOE Proposes Rule on Test Procedures for Walk-in Coolers & Freezers that Incorporates ASHRAE Standard 23.1-2010
> Comment Period Reopened for DOE Rulemaking on Energy Conservation Standards for Portable Air Conditioners
> HUD Seeks Comments on Building Energy Benchmarking Data Collection Proposal
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
> California Schedules Public Hearing on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
> Florida Gives Notice of Reduction in PE Licensure Fees
> Texas to Update Energy Codes
> Colorado Proposes Updates to Public School Capital Construction Guidelines
> Virginia Withdraws Notice of Regulatory Action on Certified Home Inspectors
> EWeek 2017
> Toolkits Available for Chapter Use
> Legislative Calendar for US States and Territories 2017
SPF Tech
Source: sprayfoamadvisor.com / Robert Naini
This week we are going to venture down the design path and talk about vented and unvented attics. First and foremost, both vented and conditioned attics work!

This may surprise you, but there is nothing wrong with vented attics. They have been around for several decades and have a lot of real world performance history showing that they work. These vented attics work in all climates, they work differently in different climates, but they work.
SPFA Training & Certification
During Sprayfoam 2017 in Palm Springs, CA, the PCP events will be held during the pre-convention dates.

Here is the preliminary schedule* – check the website at www.sprayfoam.org for more details as we get closer to the event.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 – PCP Exam Prep Courses, Field Exams and Written Exams

SPF Insulation Master Installer Exam Prep Course
SPF Roofing Master Installer Exam Prep Course
SPF Field Examiner Exam Prep Course

Monday, January 30, 2017 – PCP Exam Prep Courses, Field Exams and Written Exams

SPF Insulation Installer Exam Prep Course
SPF Roofing Installer Exam Prep Course
SPF Insulation Project Manager Exam Prep Course
SPF Roofing Project Manager Exam Prep Course

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - SPFA PCP Written Exams
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – SPFA PCP Written Eaxams

If you have any questions about these or anything regarding the PCP, please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org
We are looking at data showing that many folks have successfully completed some of the requirements needed to become SPFA PCP Certified; however, they haven’t submitted all the information needed to earn the distinguished SPFA PCP Certification.

Please let us know what is holding you up.

A Working Group is being formed to reach out to those who have begun, but not yet completed certification levels. We’d like to hear from you on what is stopping you from completing the requirements. This same group will also work on retaining and renewing those who are already certified and helping them get to the next level!

We look forward to hearing from you. Please direct comments, concerns and questions to Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org
In 2012, OSHA began a program to align the old Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) with the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ This new system to be implemented over the next several years, includes updated methods to communicate hazards on product labels and safety data sheets using an international standard.
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
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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