30 Nov '14, 8pm

Massachusetts Fires Tied to Spray Foam Incite Debate - BuildingGreen This is well-informed and thoughtful discussion

As the designer/builder/consultant mentioned at the start of this article who strongly favors natural insulation materials like cellulose, let me note that improper cellulose installation can also cause building fires, though so rarely it's not statistically significant. I know because, as a firefighter, I watched a local convenience store burn three times. After the original store was destroyed by fire of unknown origin, a new design was erected to be the prototype for all future stores of this locally-owned Vermont company. The night after the cellulose was blown into the suspended acoustic ceiling, the almost-completed new store burnt to the ground with the roof caving in and collapsing the building. It was ruled an electrical fire. After all insurance claims were settled, the owners began construction again and had the same insulation contractor (now out of business) b...

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