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January, 2013

GREETINGS FROM THE BOARD

Welcome to 2013! I sincerely hope that you all had some time to relax and enjoy the holiday season. It proves to be a great time to reflect on the past year and all that was achieved, as well as consider the future of 2013 and all the possibilities that come with a fresh, new year. Here at ABAA, we’ve taken some time to reflect on this past year’s events and all that happened within the association and the industry...
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ABAA - AIR BARRIER RESEARCH MOVES FORWARD

Over the last two issues of the ABAA Newsletter, you’ve been introduced to a major project that ABAA has undertaken in Air Barrier Research. In 2006, ABAA in partnership with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) made a proposal to the U.S. Government Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct a joint research project in order to compile a comprehensive report on the energy savings of air barriers in buildings in the United States.
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UPCOMING TRAINING

January 23-25, 2013 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Materials Training – Emeryville, CA

January 29-31, 2013 – Spray Polyurethane Foam Training – East Windsor, NJ

February 12-14, 2013 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Materials Training – Bronx, NY

March 4-8, 2013 – Spray Polyurethane Foam Training – Husdon, OH

April 16-18, 2013 – Self Adhered & Fluid Applied Materials Training – Sanford, ME

UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS

National Renewable Energy Policy Forum
February 5-6, 2013
Washington, DC

SPFA Convention & Expo
February 12-15, 2013
Jacksonville, FL

RESNET 2013 Conference
February 27 – March 1, 2013
Orlando, FL

New York State Green Building Conference
March 11-12, 2013
Syracuse, NY

RCI International Convention and Trade Show
March 14-19, 2013
Orlando, FL

ABAA Conference 2013
March 26-28, 2013
Chicago, IL

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

AB-011 Building Science - AB 101 - 1 LU/HSW/SD Credit
Review the "Building As a System" concept and what makes up the building enclosure.

AB-005 Air Barriers - Intro to Air Barriers - AB 102 - 1 LU/HSW/SD Credit
Understand Air Barriers in relation to the building enclosure system and how they fit within the wall assembly.

DON’T MISS THE 2013 ABAA CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW!

The second Annual Air Barrier Association of America’s Conference & Trade Show will be held on March 26-28, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL. Feedback from attendees from last year’s conference and trade show was excellent. We have worked hard to make this conference and trade show even better!
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ABAA AND INDUSTRY UPDATES

Call for Article Submissions

Call for members to join the Contractor Committee

Update on the results of the International Code Conference

LEED Design Intent is growing but LEED Certified buildings are trending downward

ABAA accredited Contractor, Mr. David Giambrone featured in American Builders Quarterly magazine!

New Certification Program for ABAA!

ABAA COMMITTEES – FEATURED COMMITTEE: TERMINATIONS & FLASHINGS

The ABAA Terminations and Flashings Committee membership is an experienced and hands-on practical working task group. Committee members (currently 21) meet monthly via conference call and include representation from manufacturers, trade organizations, contractors and consultants.
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