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September, 2013

GREETINGS FROM THE BOARD

Learn to Love LEED

Learn to love the new LEED v4.0. After many years of development, six public comment periods and plenty of controversy, USGBC members voted to approve the latest draft of LEED v4. This document will be formally released to the masses at Greenbuild coming up on November 20 – 22, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA.
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ABAA PROFILES

Russ Snow,
ABAA Director,
The Voice
Oversight Chair

Uri Portillo,
Quality
Assurance
Administration

2013 ABAA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
& TRADE SHOW

Planning is well underway for the 2014 ABAA Conference & Trade Show. ABAA is pleased to announce that the location for the 2014 Conference will be the Rosen Plaza Hotel in sunny Orlando, Florida! The conference will take place from March 25-27, 2014 and will feature the following:
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UPCOMING TRAINING

September 10-12, 2013
Self Adhered and Fluid Applied Training
Charlotte, NC

September 24-26, 2013
Spray Polyurethane Foam Training
Hudson, OH

October 1-3, 2013
Self Adhered and Fluid Applied Training
East Windsor, NJ

October 7-11, 2013
5-Day Spray Polyurethane Foam Training
East Windsor, NJ

October 7-9, 2013
Self Adhered and Fluid Applied Training
Atlanta, GA

UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS

Achieving Effective Air Barriers Seminar – ABAA & AIA Minnesota
September 18, 2013
Burnsville, MN

CSI Construct
September 25-27, 2013
Nashville, TN
Come visit ABAA at booth #744!

2013 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology
November 14-15, 2013
Minneapolis, MN
Come visit ABAA in the exhibit hall!

2013 Greenbuild
November 20-22, 2013
Philadelphia, PA
Come visit ABAA at booth #2251!

Buildings 12
December 1-5, 2013
Clearwater Beach, FL
Come visit ABAA in the exhibit hall!

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

ABAA offers a series of AIA accredited courses designed to offer continuing education to architects, engineers, building consultants and other industry members on air barrier considerations ranging from introductory seminars to advanced details.

AB-008 Air Barriers 301 - Design Considerations for Air Barriers - 1 LU/HSW Credit

AB-10 Air Barrier Fundamentals and Design Considerations - 1.5 LU/HSW Credit

ABAA COMMITTEES:
FEATURED COMMITTEE: QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM

Chaired by Deb Kichline

ABAA's Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Committee has been very busy since the committee’s inception in April of this year. Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, the committee has really sunk their teeth into their task list and is continually working on moving their projects forward.
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ABAA AND INDUSTRY UPDATES

New Self-Adhered Sheet Air Barrier Master Specification

Commercial Energy Conservation Codes – Updated by State

Apply now to become an official ABAA speaker!

Check out the 2013 Board Orientation Manual

Updated ABAA Process for Approval

YOUR QUESTIONS, OUR ANSWERS:

New US DOE Energy-Efficiency Design Requirements

What does this mean for us?

This means air barriers are mandatory in all Federal buildings and non-Federal buildings alike.
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