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Posted on Feb 28, 2019 in General
New Resource for Specifying Healthier Insulation and Sealants
Healthy Building Network, along with Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA), has released “Guidance for Specifying Healthier Insulation and Air-Sealing Materials,” a new resource to help those working in multifamily energy efficiency upgrades make healthier material choices. This document joins an expanding suite of resources which began with the in-depth research report, “Making Affordable Multifamily Housing More Energy Efficient: A Guide to Healthier Upgrade Materials.” The new spec guidance document provides straight forward guidance for selecting healthier insulation and air-sealing materials and for incorporating these choices into specifications for energy-efficiency upgrade projects. The information is provided in multiple formats including summary guidance on healthier materials, tiered recommendations by product category, and sample specification language. Also available are a Policy Brief and Fact Sheet that provide information on those policies that can be used to influence healthier material choices in multifamily energy-efficiency upgrades. Download these new resources and the full report here.