Coalition opposes building codes that would allow non-flame retardant foam insulation

Printer-friendly versionSend by email

The newly formed Energy Efficient Foam Coalition announced its opposition to two building code proposals that would side-step the current code requirement for a long-standing fire safety test known as the E-84 Steiner Tunnel Test.

May 01, 2013

The newly formed Energy Efficient Foam Coalition (EEFC) announced its opposition to two building code proposals that would side-step the current code requirement for a long-standing fire safety test known as the E-84 Steiner Tunnel Test. These proposals would allow the use of foam insulation that relies on a thermal barrier as the only means of defense in establishing fire safety in a majority of building applications. Side-stepping the Steiner Tunnel Test would effectively permit the use of non-flame retardant-treated foam insulation in residential applications, the coalition says.

Comments on: "Coalition opposes building codes that would allow non-flame retardant foam insulation"

September 2016

This Month in Professional Builder

Features

No one wants to hear about how great it was 30 years ago. Experience is one thing, but relevance is just as important. 

Overlay Init