In the heart of Maryland, a convergence of environmental awareness and economic incentives is reshaping the landscape of home construction. Builders are increasingly recognizing the dual benefits of sustainable building practices: not only do they contribute to a healthier planet, but they also offer tangible financial rewards. From federal tax credits to state-backed programs, there's a growing array of incentives that make energy-efficient construction an attractive proposition. Coupled with technologies like AeroBarrier, which directly address Maryland's diverse climatic challenges, these incentives are driving a new era of homebuilding. This shift not only promises homes that are more comfortable and cost-effective but also aligns with the global push towards sustainability and reduced carbon footprints.
In May of 2023 Maryland introduced the 2021 IECC requiring all building envelopes to pass 3 ACH50 blower door tests, this includes single family homes, multifamily buildings and townhomes.
Achieving a blower door test result of 3 ACH50 (air changes per hour at 50 Pascals) can be challenging but is not impossible, and the pay off you achieve in energy efficiency makes it totally worth the effort. It requires careful attention to building design, construction techniques, and the implementation of proper air sealing measures. Builders need to pay close attention to details and ensure a comprehensive air barrier throughout the building envelope to minimize air leakage.
This is why AeroBarrier is such an attractive solution for builders in Maryland. If you would like to explore this option for your projects, contact us to discuss our demo and pilot project opportunities.
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