Why The U.S. Is Unlikely To See A Deadly ‘Green’ Building Fire Like London’s

The deadly fire that engulfed London’s Grenfell Tower was fueled by commonly used “green energy” upgrades found on tens of thousands of buildings across the world, sparking concerns that a similar event could happen in the U.S.

It’s unknown what sparked the Grenfell Tower fire Monday, but the exterior cladding, or exterior insulation, added in 2015 to comply with “green energy” requirements, allowed the fire to quickly engulf the building.

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  • Bill Smith

    I’d love to believe you but it already happened in the US earlier this year, in Oakland.

    • Oakland and Grenfell are different circumstances , the article refers to buildings that have undergone “green” cladding upgrades and the differing standards applied to these undertakings between the US and Britain.

      Oakland was a fire trap, all cities, all nations have them.

      • Dana Garcia

        They had power lines running down the stairs where people had to step over them. Also, it was not zoned for residence and a bunch of people were crammed in living there. Not that the Fire Dept ever did any inspections — the city is too PC for that.

      • Bill Smith

        Indeed they are different circumstances. But every deadly fire has it own unique set of circumstances.

        My point is this: mass immigration is creating is putting a strain on housing and people, desperate for housing, are pushing the envelop and city inspectors either cannot keep up, or turn a blind eye.

        Steyn’s analysis on this is very helpful.

        BTW: Keep up the great work. You have a fan in San Francisco.

  • Jaedo Drax

    The good news is that “greenFreeze” coolant developed by GreenPeace is not permitted in Canada or the US.

    Also, our Green Certification allows for lots of symbolism to meet it’s standards.

    • andycanuck

      Yeah, I was going to mention that the Greens are even more culpable if the exploding “enviro” fridge did trigger the entire fire.

  • Hard Little Machine

    There are no building code laws there only a vague compliance with the intent or spirit of a law. It’s all very ‘best behavior’. London is becoming China; I’m sure more of this will happen. Between third world slap dash standards and crowding too many third world people in them terrible things are going to happen. New York City eliminated this problem in 1911 for the most part. The only building disasters are gas explosions, bombs and plane crashes.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The cladding manufacturer clearly told the builder not to use the product above the 10th floor. Residents say there were no sprinklers

  • DMB

    Maybe not in the U.S. but in Ontario it will happen as more homes will go “green” in order to heat them in the winter through candles and wood burning stoves as hydro becomes increasingly unaffordable for many people.