Learn more about energy-efficient foam insulation and flame retardants with these resources from the EEFC:

  • What You Should Know About the Perkins+Will Report on Flame Retardants in the Built Environment
    The architecture firm Perkins+Will’s provocative report, Healthy Environments: Strategies for Avoiding Flame Retardants in the Built Environment, advises readers to avoid building products that contain flame retardant chemicals. While the report tries to make a scientific case for its recommendations, its analysis has several significant weaknesses that readers should understand and consider.

  • Glossary
    Learn key terms about foam insulation, building codes and fire performance.

  • Facts About Flame Retardants & Building Insulation
    What are flame retardants and how do they work? Get the answers here.

  • In a Building Fire, Every Second Counts
    Learn more about how flame retardants in foam insulation help protect lives and property.

  • The Facts about California Law AB 127
    In 2013, California passed a law that requires a review of flammability standards for all building insulation materials used in the state. Unfortunately, the law has, at times, been mischaracterized. Get the truth about what AB 127 does and does not do.

  • Researchers Speak to the Value of Flame Retardants
    Every year, experts from around the world attend the BCC Research Annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials to discuss the latest studies on flame retardants and polymeric materials. Visit the North American Flame Retardant Alliance’s website to learn what happened when a camera crew showed up at the conference in May 2014 to ask these experts some questions on key topics related to fire safety.

  • Understanding the Code Development Process
    The fire safety standards in today’s building codes govern the use of foam insulation and are based on decades of experience, careful analysis, extensive testing and an inclusive public code development process managed by the International Code Council (ICC). Learn more about the International Code Council’s code development process, which is based on the principles of openness, transparency, due process and consensus.


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