Teresa McGrath from the Healthy Building Network will be providing an introduction to why building materials matter with a deeper dive into insulation. This session will provide an overview of chemicals used in building materials, their impacts on human health, and the regulations governing their use in the United States. The session will highlight work done on insulation and sealants as part of the Healthy Affordable Building Materials team (HABM) within Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA). You will learn how to make safer insulation choices for energy efficiency upgrades, retrofits, and new construction.