More energy efficient construction yields tighter buildings. This leads to more products of combustion being entrained in the fire plume as opposed to leaking to the outside. This lack of ventilation also leads to increased HCN and CO levels. Just as there are no two fires that are exactly the same, this also applies to HCN production.

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