E-84 Steiner Tunnel Test

The E-84 Steiner Tunnel test is a long-standing fire safety test that evaluates how materials burn by observing how flames spread along the material being tested. ASTM International, an international consensus standards development organization, created the E-84 standard. » View related news release

Flame Retardants

Flame retardants are a key component in reducing the devastating impact of fires on people, property and the environment. They are added to or used to treat flammable materials, including insulation. The term “flame retardant” refers to a function, not a family of chemicals. A variety of different chemicals, with diverse properties and structures, act as flame retardants and these chemicals are often combined for effectiveness. Learn more on the North American Flame Retardant Alliance's website.

International Code Council (ICC)

The ICC is an organization responsible for developing model codes and standards used in the design, building and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Learn more about the ICC on its website.

International Green Construction Code

The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is the ICC’s model code that includes sustainability measures for the entire construction project and its site.

International Residential Code

The International Residential Code (IRC) is the ICC’s comprehensive code for non-commercial dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. It includes all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements.

R-value

R-value measures the ability of insulation to resist the flow of heat. The higher the R-value, the better the product’s insulating power.

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