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Gaco Western Commits to 300 New SPFA Certifications SEATTLE, WA – October 16, 2013 – Gaco Western is introducing a GacoWallFoam Qualified Applicator Program patterned after the new SPFA Professional Certification Program. Gaco believes in continually raising the bar on safety, performance, quality and professionalism in the SPF industry and believes the SPFA Professional Certification Program combined with the company's own Qualified Applicator Program will contribute greatly to the success of Gaco's contractors. A significant element of both the SPFA Professional Certification Program and the GacoWallFoam Qualified Applicator Program is a commitment to make sure that 300 additional SPFA Certification Exams are completed by October 1, 2014. To make the process of becoming SPFA Certified easier, Gaco will be offering additional training opportunities, simplifying the registration and administration process, and subsidizing the cost of the program for Gaco contractors. Mr. Peter Davis, Chairman and CEO, Gaco Western commented, "The SPFA Professional Certification Program is too important for our industry for the program not to be successful. The industry as a whole needs to stop talking about it and start taking action. Gaco has committed to a number - 300 - and I challenge the other system houses and spray foam manufacturers to do the same. The future of our industry depends on it." About Gaco Western: Founded in 1955, Gaco Western remains today a family-owned business with its roots in technology and product innovation. The Gaco family of brands offers best-of-class solutions for a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential applications including specialty coatings for roof, pedestrian and traffic decking, and spray polyurethane foam insulation. Products are available nationwide. For more information about Gaco Western, please use the contact details and links provided below.
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British Columbia Adopts New Building Code Requirements In April 2013, British Columbia officially adopted Building Code requirements that introduce the concept of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reductions while harmonizing with the National Building Code (NBC). The requirements are as follows: Large Residential, Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Buildings (Part 3) BC will allow a choice of energy efficiency standards for Part 3 buildings (excludes houses and small buildings - Part 9) that apply for permits on or after December 20, 2013: • 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) • ASHRAE 90.1 (2010) While the two standards share much of the same information, there are differences in approach, which can be summarized as follows: • Both have traditional prescriptive compliance paths • Both have performance compliance paths (whole building modeling/simulation), however: - NECB is energy-based - ASHRAE is energy-cost based • Both have trade-off paths however: - ASHRAE has the trade-off paths in the building envelop only - NECB has the trade-off paths in the building envelop, lighting, HVAC and service hot water heating Some building types can be constructed more economically and/or achieve greater energy efficiency with ASHRAE and others with the NECB. NECB references more existing Canadian Standards then ASHRAE. However, there are special considerations concerning ventilation rates and climate data for Part 3 buildings in the 2012 BC Building Code. Housing and Small Buildings (Part 9) The NBC published a new section containing energy efficiency requirements for housing and small buildings in December 2012. Effective December 19, 2014, BC has adopted the package, which introduces Building Code performance standards for windows and heating equipment for the first time in BC. BC has chosen to harmonize the numbering with the NBC and move the current secondary suite provisions from 9.36 to 9.37. Code users should also note that BC has adjusted the performance target for electric water heaters to keep the building code aligned with BC's Energy Efficiency Act. You can access the Information Bulletin at New Energy Requirements or contact David Terlizzi at HRAI, email@example.com or phone: 1-800-267-2231 Ext: 263. http://www.boabc.org/assets/Latest~News/Information%20Bulletin%20-%20New%20Energy%20Requirements%20-%202013.pdf?utm_source=20130715+HRAI+Industry+News+-+Contractors&utm_campaign=Industry+News-Associate&utm_medium=email
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