High performance builders and architects call for legislation and law to change to protect homeowners in Vermont, especially after the dangers of spray foam insulation were revealed.

Architects and Builders Urge Action for Improved Construction Standards

artially due to the recent spray foam insulation issues, a group of six builders and architects came together with a unanimous request during a recent hearing in Vermont. They appealed to the panel responsible for approving state regulations, urging them to delay the proposed energy code updates. Their rationale was rooted in the need for Vermont to first establish improved education, training, certification, and enforcement measures for builders before implementing these changes. The spray foam insulation failures served as an example of the issues that can arise without adequate knowledge and oversight in the construction industry.

Robert Swinburne's New England Dream House is just one of the high performance homes he he built - the Sugarbush House

To Live the New England Dream, You First Must Build the New England Dream

To Live the New England Dream, You First Must Build the New England Dream. In order to truly invest in your home, neighborhood, and community, it is crucial to start with constructing an efficient, sustainable house that minimizes waste and environmental impact while saving on building costs. This involves using eco-friendly building materials and designing an energy-efficient home with features like quality insulation, energy-saving windows, and airtight construction. Reducing waste during construction is also vital, which can be achieved through prefabricated components and reusing or recycling materials.

Robert Swinburne - high performance architect. Building Science homes in New England.

Empowering New Englanders and New Yorkers: Revolutionizing High Performance Homes

Are you a new homebuilder or retrofitter with dreams of creating a sustainable and energy-efficient living space? Look no further than the wealth of nonprofit organizations in New England and New York dedicated to helping you turn your vision into reality. These organizations offer invaluable resources and support, connecting you with energy and lighting efficiency solutions, and helping you live the New England dream.