Monday, August 19, 2019

Big Ideas for a Healthier World

Marjorie Smith, Senior Associate at Siegel & Strain Architects, describes working with the Green Science Policy Institute that changed building codes so that flame retardants are no longer required in building insulation.

Published by Green Science Policy Institute December 2018

Green Science Policy Institute, the lead advocate for this change, has been working toward this victory for more than 10 years. Their 2012 paper, "Flame retardants in building insulation: a case for reevaluating building codes," provided the basis for legislation (California AB-127) and proposals to change building codes to reduce the use of flame retardants in building insulation. With this success, more broad changes at the state and national level will be within reach.
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