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MEMBERSHIP NEWS NUMBERS
SPFA REACHES OUT AT ROOF COATINGS MEETING SPFA PARTICIPATES IN U.N. EVENT THERMAL BARRIERS WEBINAR ATTRACTS ALMOST 400
The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and SPFA teamed up on Oct. 12, 2012, to offer a webinar to almost 400 attendees. The webinar was an opportunity for Dr. Rick Duncan, SPFA Technical Director, to deliver SPFA’s Decoding Ignition and Thermal Barriers for SPF presentation.
S P FA m e t w i t h t h e R o o f Coatings Manufacturers Association (www.roofcoatings.org) in Chicago on October 18, 2012 at their Fall Meeting. SPFA’s Kurt Riesenberg and Dr. Rick Duncan were invited to provide presentations covering various topics such as the new SPF Life Cycle Assessment, SPFA’s new Professional Certiﬁcation Program, updates to relevant SPFA AY Technical documents, and ongoing efforts to educate stakeholders on health and safety considerations. This event represents an example of SPFA’s continuing outreach to important stakeholder groups on behalf of the SPF industry. SPFA reciprocated the invite by offering a session to RCMA at the SPFA Annual Convention and Expo in Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 14-15, 2013.
SPFA MEMBER DIRECTORY AND BUYERS’ GUIDE
Members in good standing have updating their contact information with SPFA to make sure their listings are correct for this publication, which shipped in October 2012. The printed Directory highlights all SPFA members in their respective product and service categories, and thousands of copies are shipped every year to members and building professionals around the United States as a service to the industry. 10 SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL | Winter 2012
The United Nations Sustainability for All campaign (www.sustainableenergyforall. org) is an initiative launched by the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and guided by his High Level Group that brings all key actors to the table to make sustainable energy for all a reality by 2030. This internationally focused initiative spans the gamut of energy production, delivery and efﬁciency. SPFA participated directly during the luncheon event in New York City on Sept. 24, 2012, during the twoweek U.N. meetings amid international dignitaries and representatives. During the event, CEIR’s Craig Silvertooth read aloud the commitments to the program as determined in a High Efﬁciency Rooﬁ ng Workgroup comprised of U.S. high performance rooﬁ ng organizations. SPFA’s commitments were shared, including provision of SPF health and safety information, SPF product information, and related training and certiﬁcation material. The focus on rooﬁ ng’s impact in this program originated from the U.N. interest in previous comments made by U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu’s interest in cool-roof technologies.
MEET SPFA AT ECOBUILD CONFERENCE
SPFA will be presenting at the 2012 EcoBuild America Conference in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 3-7, 2012, www.aececobuild.com). This conference also includes the National BIM Conference, the Federal Design & Construction Outlook Conference, the National High Performance Building Conference, and the National Speciﬁers Conference all co-located in one place. It is a fantastic opportunity to get SPF in front of so many essential audiences. SPFA staff will be presenting on a panel along with other insulation technology representatives on the topic of insulation and high performance buildings.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Spray Foam Professional - Winter 2012
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S CORNER
FOAM BUSINESS NEWS
SPFA CONVENTION & EXPO
ANATOMY OF A CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT SUMMARY
ASK THE EXPERT
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS
Spray Foam Professional - Winter 2012