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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 - 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.

What you need to know about The New Law For Residential Building Contractors, building science policy and legislation, SEON

Building Science: Volume 1, Issue 5

In this issue of Building Science Newsletter: • To Spray Foam Insulation or Not to Spray Foam Insulation • Inflatable skyscrapers • 3-D printed raw earth house • Diaper house • Vermont’s housing crisis • Greening Your Career • our cherished members and more. Plus, welcome Shelterwood Construction