Diversified Energy, LLC is a Home Performance Auditor & Contractor located in New Orleans specially trained and certified to perform energy audits and testing services for our Department of Energy's Energy Star Program, The Louisiana's HERO (Home Energy Rebate Option) incentive program and the New Orleans' Energy Smart rebate and discount program. Performing energy audits since 1999 Diversified Energy is focused on Residential Energy Efficiency Testing and Home Performance Contracting and Weatherization. Using a "whole house approach," Diversified Energy looks at all the components of a home -- heating/cooling, insulation levels, air infiltration, windows/doors and, most importantly, forced and passive duct leakage -- to show you exactly how to maximize your home's energy efficiency, provide a cleaner interior-air quality environment and expose any potential health & safety concerns. As a certified and accredited member of Building Performance Institute (BPI), RESNET and Energy Star Diversified Energy will utilize the latest diagnostic equipment along with strict standards to diagnose and treat your home for greater performance, comfort, health and safety.
These tests are not only recommended to New Orleans' residents who would like to decrease their utility bills, increase the comfort of their home and improve the overall health of their home but may be required and paid for in part by particular local incentive programs such as Energy Smart of New Orleans. You may save up to (and potentially more than) 30% on energy costs once Diversified Energy has diagnosed the home's energy efficiency deficiencies and recommended improvements are made.
SprayFoam Convention & Expo 2014
Thank you to all attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors for making SprayFoam Convention & Expo 2014 a great success!
General & Break-out Session Presentations: The information provided herein is believed to be accurate and reliable, but are presented without guarantee or warranty of any kind, express or implied. User assumes all risk and liability for use of the information and results obtained. Statements or suggestions concerning possible use of materials and processes are made without representation or warranty that any such use is free of patent infringement, and are not recommendations to infringe any patent. The user should not assume that all safety measures are indicated herein, or that other measures may or may not be required. (some are large files)
Tuesday, January 28, 2014:
Breakout Session 1:
1A-2A "Cashing Out & Moving On": Different Paths, Values, and Taxes, Kevin Kennedy and Joe Bazzano
1B Model Safety Program for SPF Contractors, Joe Bolduc and Rick Duncan
1C The HERS Index Score, Steve Baden
1D The Need for Ventilation and Moisture Control for Spray Foam Homes, Nikki Krueger
1E Intumescent Coatings and Spray Polyurethane Foam, Roger Morrison
1F Graco InSite(R): Remote Reporting Technology, Sara McKeon
Breakout Session 2:
2B Federal Agency Update, Carol Hetfield and Sven Rundman
2C The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (Center) Updates, James R. Kirby, AIA
2D Recoating and Renewal of SPF Roofing Systems, Bruce Schenke
2E Basic B.S. Insights for Spray Foam, HVAC, and Moisture, Claudette Reichel
2F Next Generation Blowing Agents for Closed-Cell SPF, Joe Lynch, Ernie Wysong, and Mary Bogdan
Wednesday, January 29, 2014:
General Session: William K. Irwin, Jr., Executive Director, Carpenters International Training Fund
Breakout Session 3:
3A Industry Environmental Product Declaration for Spray Foam, Rick Duncan
3B Making Money in the Spray Foam Business, Mac Sheldon
3C Successfully Working on Commercial SPF Applications, Mason Knowles
3D Thermal and Ignition Barrier Coatings, Compliance Nuisance or Profitable Opportunity?, Ken Allison
3E Are You a Building Science Practitioner?, Bill Meehan
3F Lessons Learned-Large Scale SPF Insulation in Residential Construction, CR Herro
Breakout Session 4:
4A Foam vs Fiber, Air Sealing Benefit of Foam in Single Family Residential New Construction, Gary Parsons
4B Legislative Update, Craig Brightup
4C An Optimized Rig: Selecting the Right Equipment to Make Your Rig Safe and Profitable, Jay Johnson
4D Entering the SPF Roofing Market-for the SPF Insulation Contractor, Bruce Schenke
4E SPFA Professional Certification Program Update, Bonnie Strickler and Kelly Marcavage
Category - Residential Wall
Runner-Up: JAG Construction for Frank Lloyd Wright House Renovation
Winner: PROFOAM of Tennessee for Oak Ridge Grant Project
Category - Roof Foam > 40,000 sq. ft.
Runner-up: West Roofing for CLE-Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Winner: Arizona Foam & Spray for Tomar
Category - Roof Foam < 40,000 sq. ft.
Runner-up: Honeywell Building Envelope Solutions for Honeywell Aerospace
Winner: PROFOAM of Tennessee for Coker Creek
Category - Specialty Applications
Runner-up: Polyseal Insulation LLC for Cape Romanzof Long Range Radar Site
Winner: West Roofing for Southwest General Hospital ED-IDU Addition
SPFA would like to thank our sponsors. It is due to their commitment and leadership that SPFA is able to deliver such a great convention experience to our attendees.
SPFA believes that the path to a healthful, safe, high-quality and performing SPF installation travels through the hands of a knowledgeable, trained, experienced, and ideally PCP-certified professional contractor.