Product Transparency Standards

The following are the description of several transparency paths used for Owens Corning products.

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

An EPD is the disclosure of a product’s environmental impacts throughout its life cycle. Owens Corning issued the first North American EPD for fiberglass insulation in November 2012 followed by the first North American extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam insulation EPD in November 2013. EPD’s were issued for all core building products by the end of 2015.

All are certified by UL Environment and can be found at the UL Sustainable Product Database or at Owens Corning’s Architectural & Engineering Information Center.

GREENGUARD

GREENGUARD Certification ensures that a product has met some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.

The GREENGUARD Gold standard includes health based criteria for additional chemicals and also requires lower total VOC emissions levels to ensure that products are acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. GREENGUARD Gold Certified products must also comply with requirements of the State of California's Department of Public Health "Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1 (2010)" (also known as California Section 01350).

Find a full list of Owens Corning® GREENGUARD Certified products in the UL Sustainable Product Database.

Owens Corning insulation products earning GREENGUARD and the more stringent GREENGUARD GOLD℠ certifications include:

North American Products

  • EcoTouch® insulation*
  • Unbonded loosefill insulation*
  • Foamular® extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation
  • Fiberglass duct systems and other insulation products
  • Selected Non-woven veils for flooring and ceilings.
  • VaporWick® Fiberglas™ Pipe Insulation
  • ASJ Faced Pipe Insulation
  • QuietZone® Acoustic Batts with PureFiberTM Technology
  • QuietZone® Acoustic Floor Mat
  • SonoBatts, Sound Attenuation Batts with PureFiber™ Technology

Mexico Products

  • Aislhogar Batts in Bags
  • LF Fiberglass Insulation
  • Duct Wrap
  • Foamular® extruded polystyrene (XPS) Insulation (Monterrey Plant)
  • ASJ Faced Pipe Insulation

Asia Pacific Products

  • Unfaced EcoTouch® Insulation
  • Kraft-faced EcoTouch® Insulation

Formaldehyde Free Verification

EcoTouch® insulation, Unbonded Loosefill insulation and other products verified to be formaldehyde-free by ULEnvironment carry this logo and can be found in the UL Sustainable Product Database.

EcoLogo

UL Environment® Inc. certifies the following products have completed its Sustainable Product Certification Program and carry the UL Environment Sustainable Product Certification logo in accordance with the EcoLogoCM Program for thermal insulation materials.

Find a full list of Owens Corning® products in the UL Sustainable Product Database.

Owens Corning insulation products include but are not limited to:

  • AttiCat® Expanding Blown-in Loosefill Insulation
  • EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Insulation
  • EcoTouch® QUIETZONE® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Acoustic Insulation
  • PROPINK® FIBERGLAS™ Blown-in Insulation
  • PROPINK® L77 Loosefill Insulation

SCS Global Services

SCS Global Services verifies recycled content in our fiberglass and extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam insulation products in North America.

Our EcoTouch® insulation product line is certified to have a minimum of 55% recycled content, with at least 37% post-consumer recycled and the balance pre-consumer recycled glass content.

Find a full list of Owens Corning® products in the SCS Global Services website by typing Owens Corning in the search box.

Other products certified by Scientific Certification Systems include:

  • Foamular® brand Insulation
  • Glass Fiber Insulation Products
  • High Density Fiberglass Products and OEM Insulation Products
  • Air Handling Products
  • Pipe Insulation Products
  • PROPINK® FIBERGLAS™ Blown-in Insulation
  • PROPINK® L77
  • AttiCat® Expanding Blown-In PINK® Fiberglas™ Insulation
  • Underlayment roofing products

ICC-ES

Thermafiber® insulation products have been evaluated through ICC Evaluation Services for recycled content.

View the report.

Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certification (MHC)

Owens Corning embarked on Material Health Certifications (MHC), the first in the industry, to aid architects and designers in choosing products that are safe for human and environmental health.

The following Owens Corning products have been issued an MHC and can be found in the Cradle to Cradle Material Health Registry or at Owens Corning’s Architectural & Engineering Information Center:

  • EcoTouch® insulation
  • Unbonded Loosefill insulation
  • Thermafiber® insulation
  • 700 series Insulation
  • Air Handling Products
  • Pipe Insulation
  • Foamular® Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation

ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR is a voluntary government program that provides unbiased information to organizations and consumers about cost-effective, energy-efficient products, practices, and services.

There are several dozen initiatives under the umbrella of ENERGY STAR®. Owens Corning participates in two programs: ENERGY STAR Qualified Roof Products and Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR

Find a full list of Owens Corning® products in the ENERGY STAR website.

ENERGY STAR Qualified Roof Product

Four of our roofing shingle products exceed ENERGY STAR® requirements for solar reflectance of .25, the fraction of solar energy reflected by the roof.

  • Duration® Shingles (Shasta White color only)
  • Oakridge® Shingles (Shasta White color only)
  • Duration® Premium Cool Shingles (Shasta White, Frosted Oak, Harbor Fog, Sage, and Sunrise colors)
  • Supreme® Shingles (Shasta White color only)
  • TruDefinition® Shingles (Shasta White color only)

Seal and Insulate With ENERGY STAR

The following Owens Corning® thermal insulation products are qualified under the Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR program:

  • EcoTouch® PINK® Fiberglas building insulation
  • PROPINK® L77 and AttiCat® Fiberglas loosefill insulation
  • Foamular insulation

USDA BIOBASED

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) biobased labeling initiative is an element of the U.S. Farm Bill that focuses on increasing the purchase and use of biobased products made from renewable agricultural materials. The purpose of the labeling initiative is to more clearly identify biobased products for all buyers, and to promote the increased sale and use of biobased products in the commercial market and for consumers. In order to be certified by the USDA, vendor products are required to undergo biobased product testing by an accredited laboratory. Owens Corning’s EcoTouch® insulation is the first fiberglass insulation to be certified and listed in the USDA's BioPreferred® Program Catalog and eligible for preferred federal purchasing.

Find a list of Owens Corning® products in the USDA's BioPreferred® Program Catalog in the category of Minor Construction under Insulation, and Loosefill and Batts.

Declare

The International Living Future Institutes Declare program, the nutrition label for building products, is often compared to nutritional labels on packaged foods. Declare ‘nutrition-label’ for products provides a clear, and informative method for manufacturer to disclose ingredients of their products. Additionally Declare product database helps the designers, and specifiers to make more informative choice when it comes to product selection. Following Owens Corning Products have received Declare labels:

North American Products

  • AttiCat®, PROPINK®, L77, and ProCat™ Unbonded Loosefill Insulation
  • Kraft-Faced EcoTouch® Insulation
  • Unfaced EcoTouch® Insulation

Owens Corning Declare labels can be accessed through Owens Corning, and ILFI websites

LIVING PRODUCT CHALLENGE CERTIFICATION

Living Product Challenge (LPC) is a unified tool to bring together complex multi attribute data for a responsible material creation and selection. The products are Imperative Certified under the Living Product Challenge 1.0 Pilot in the following Performance Areas:

  • Place
  • Health + Happiness
  • Materials
  • Equity
  • Beauty
  • Water
  • Energy

Following Owens Corning Products have received the Living product Challenge Certification:

  1. Owens Corning AttiCat®, ProCat®, ProPINK® L77 Unbonded Loosefill Insulation manufactured in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, U.S., plant received one the first Living Product Challenge Certifications from the International Living Future Institute in 2016. The LPC Certification was expanded in 2017, to cover the Unbonded Loosefill insulation products made at all Owens Corning North American plants. (Please see the case study for details)
  2. Owens Corning EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Batt Insulation- Unfaced manufactured in Santa Clara, CA, US., plant received Living Product Challenge Certifications from the International Living Future Institute in 2016. The LPC Certification was expanded in 2017, to cover the EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Batt Insulation- Unfaced made at all Owens Corning North American plants. (Please see the case study for details)

Home Innovations NGBS Green Certified Product Program

Owens Corning was the first insulation company to receive the National Association of Home Builders' Research Center, now the Home Innovation Research Lab, Green Approved Products seal of approval. Products continue to be renewed under the revamped program. Our approved products help builders earn points towards the National Green Building Standard, which is designed to move sustainable home building into the mainstream marketplace.

Browse Owens Corning’s Green Certified Products.

The following Owen Corning products are in the program:

  • EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ batts and roll insulation
  • FOAMULAR® extruded polystryrene (XPS) insulation
  • EnergyComplete® Sealant
  • PROPINK® L77 Loosefill insulation
  • FlashSealR® Foam Flashing Tape
  • QuietR® Duct Board, Quiet R® Rotary Duct Liner, QuietR® Textile Duct Liner, QuietR® Duct Liner Board and SOFTR® Duct Wrap
  • Fiberglas Pipe Insulation
  • Owens Corning Cool Roof Shingles
    • Duration® Premium Cool Shingles
    • Shasta White Energy Star Shingles
  • WeatherLock® Self-Sealing Ice & Water Barrier Underlayment
  • FoamSealR™ Sill Plate Gasket
  • Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation
  • Owens Corning Shingle Recycling Program