A Custom Home Builder in Vancouver WA Outlines Some New Regulations in Insulation


In our last blog post we shared the creation of a new insulation blowing compound that lowers the risks of global warming. In this post we will discuss a few regulations to boost energy efficiency in upcoming years.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun finalizing a rule that reportedly bans certain HFCs, including the one mentioned in the previous post: HFC-134a, on January 1, 2017.

The agency also said that there will be revised regulations introduced under the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. This program is currently within the Office of Management and Budget for review.

With all of this going on, there are some indications that the upcoming changes will occur slowly. The XPS industry has said recently that the timetable is unrealistic, and a more transitional program may work more efficiently. This is due to manufacturers requesting more time to create the product.

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