Product Transparency Standards

The following are the description of several transparency paths used for Owens Corning® products. The transparency certifications can be found at the UL Sustainable Product Database, Owens Corning’s Architectural & Engineering Information Center, Origin data base, mindful Materials, and Sustainable Minds Catalog.

Products Made with 100% Wind-Powered Electricity and Reduced Embodied Carbon

Owens Corning® signed power purchase agreements in 2015 which resulted in new wind capacity in Texas and Oklahoma, generating 1.1 million megawatt hours of electricity per year. The generated electricity enabled Owens Corning® to bring to the market, the first ever insulation products to have met the requirements of SCS Global Services’ certification protocol to validate that the electricity used to make them is 100% wind powered, which in turn, reduces their carbon footprint. The certified insulation products, made with 100% wind energy, gives architects and specifiers, builders, and even homeowners the option of lower-carbon products to help build more sustainable structures. For architects, the products will help them design buildings with reduced life cycle impact and achieve the recognized goals of the Architecture 2030 Challenge and U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification. A simple explanation of the certification and its benefits is also available through a supporting video.

The following types of insulation are available for specification and purchase upon request. More products could be certified for specifications and purchase upon request.

  • EcoTouch® Insulation
  • PINK® Fiberglas™ Insulation
  • Thermafiber® RainBarrier® Continuous Insulation
  • Unbonded Loosefill Insulation
  • QuietR® Duct Board Insulation
  • EcoTouch® Insulation for Flexible Duct Media (FDM)
  • QuietR® Spiral Duct Liner

Requests for and more information about these products should be directed to sustainability@owenscorning.com. The certifications can be found on SCS Global website. For information about the third-party verification process, please visit www.scsglobalservices.com.

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

An EPD is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent information about 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 of all core building products were certified and issued by UL Environment by the end of 2015. The certified EPDs can be found at the UL SPOT Database or at Owens Corning Building Science Solution Center.

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 outstanding 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

The following 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

EcoLogo

The following products have been certified by ULEnvironment to carry the UL Environment Sustainable Product Certification logo in accordance with the EcoLogo Program for thermal insulation materials.

Owens Corning® insulation products with EcoLogo 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

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

UL GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold

UL GREENGUARD Certification means a product has met comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. The UL GREENGUARD Gold standard includes health based criteria for additional chemicals and requires lower total VOC emissions levels. Products meeting UL GreenGuard Gold requirements are qualified for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. UL 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).

Owens Corning®insulation products earning UL GREENGUARD and/orthe more stringent UL GREENGUARD GOLD℠ certifications include, but not limited to:

North American Products

  • EcoTouch® insulation
  • Unbonded loosefill insulation
  • Fiberglass duct systems and other insulation products
  • ThermoRange®System (TRS) Insulation
  • VaporWick® Fiberglas™ Pipe Insulation
  • ASJ Faced Pipe Insulation
  • QuietZone® Acoustic Batts with PureFiber® Technology
  • QuietZone® Acoustic Floor Mat
  • SonoBatts, Sound Attenuation Batts with PureFiber® Technology
  • ProPink MultiSpec™ Insulation
  • Pure Safety® High Performance Insulation
  • PINK® Fiberglas™Insulation
  • Foamular® extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation
  • Thermafiber® Mineral Wool Insulation-Formaldehyde Free
  • Selected Non-woven veils for flooring and ceilings

Mexico Products

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

Asia Pacific Products

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

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

Formaldehyde Free Claim Verification

UL Environment validates claims that a product does not contain formaldehyde (or formaldehyde precursors). The validation is based on auditing raw material inputs and testing chemical emissions from the product. Product with Formaldehyde Free claim validation must also maintain UL GREENGUARD Gold certification. EcoTouch® insulation, Unbonded Loosefill insulation, Thermafiber® Mineral Wool Insulation- Formaldehyde Free, and other Owens Corning® products verified to be formaldehyde-free by UL Environment can be found in the UL SPOT database.

Recycled Content Certification

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Global Services verifies recycled content in our fiberglass, and extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam insulation products in North America. Owens Corning® products certified by SCS Global Services include:

  • EcoTouch® insulation product line; certified to have a minimum of 55% recycled content, with at least 37% post-consumer recycled and the balance pre-consumer recycled glass content
  • Unbonded Loosefill products; certified to have a minimum of 55% recycled content, with at least 37% post-consumer recycled and the balance pre-consumer recycled glass content
  • High Density Fiberglass Products and OEM Insulation Products; certified to have an average 53% with Minimum 22% post-consumer and balance pre-consumer recycled glass content
  • Canadian Fiberglas products; certified to have an average 73% with minimum 61% post-consumer and balance pre-consumer recycled glass content Foamular® XPS Insulation products; certified to have an average 20% pre-consumer recycled polystyrene content
  • Foamular® XPS Insulation products; certified to have an average 20% pre-consumer recycled polystyrene content.
  • Underlayment roofing products; certified to have a minimum 20% pre-consumer recycled polypropylene and polyethylene content.

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

CC Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) verifies recycle content in our Thermafiber® insulation products. Owens Corning® Thermafiber products are certified to have minimum 70% recycle content.

A copy of the report can be found in here.

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.

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

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 Building Science Solution Center:

  • EcoTouch® insulation
  • Unbonded Loosefill insulation
  • Thermafiber® insulation
  • 700 series Insulation-Unfaced
  • Pipe Insulation
  • Foamular® Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation
  • Thermafiber® Mineral Wool Insulation-Formaldehyde Free

Asthma and Allergy Friendly

Owens Corning® Pure Safety® High Performance insulation is the world's first building insulation product to earn and receive the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's certification to be more suitable for those with asthma or allergies. The asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program is administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with the international research organization, Allergy Standards Limited (ASL).

Health Product Declaration® (HPD)

The Health Product Declaration® (HPD) is a document for reporting the material contents of building products and the potential hazard associated with these materials. The reporting follows a set of stringent regulations, set by the Health Product Declaration Collaborative® (HPDc). HPD compares product ingredients to a set of priority “hazard” lists based on the GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals and additional lists from other agencies. Following products have Health Product Declarations and can be found on HPD Public Repository.

  • Fiberglas™ 700 Series Insulation Board - Unfaced
  • Fiberglas™ 700 Series Insulation Board with ASJ MAX Facer
  • Fiberglas™ 700 Series Insulation Board with FRK Facer
  • QuietR® Duct Board / QuietR® Spiral Duct Liner
  • QuietR® Duct Liner Board
  • QuietR® Rotary Duct Liner / Duct Liner HD-Roll
  • SoftR® Duct Wrap FRK

Declare Label

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 Products made at all Owens Corning® North American Plants have received Declare labels:

  • AttiCat®, PROPINK®, L77, ProCat®, and ProPink MultiSpec™ Unbonded Loosefill Insulation
  • Kraft-Faced EcoTouch® Insulation
  • Unfaced EcoTouch® Insulation
  • Thermafiber® Mineral Wool Insulation-Formaldehyde Free
  • Thermafiber® RainBarrier® Continuous Insulation – Mineral Wool Insulation

Owens Corning® Declare labels can be accessed through Owens Corning’s Architectural & Engineering Information Center, and International Living Future Institute (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 certified by International Living Future Institute (ILFI) in seven performance areas; Place, Health + Happiness, Materials, Equity, Beauty, Water, and Energy.

Following Owens Corning® Products are Living Product Challenge Imperative Certified by ILFI:

  1. Owens Corning® Unbonded Loosefill Insulation manufactured in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, U.S., plant received the first Living Product Challenge Certification 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 America 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 America Plants. (Please see the case study for details)

Safety Act certification

Several of Owens Corning® Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation products and their supporting design and installation services have earned SAFETY Act Designation, retroactive to January 1, 2006, from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Use of these products and services will provide building owners and professionals with liability protection in the unfortunate event of an act of terrorism on their structure. Owens Corning is the first insulation manufacturer to be listed publicly with the Department of Homeland Security as having qualified technology carrying the SAFETY Act Designation. The following Thermafiber ® fire barrier solutions qualify as anti-terrorism technologies and meet the highest standards required to earn SAFETY Act Designation:

Thermafiber ® Perimeter Fire Barrier System and Components

  • Owens Corning® Thermafiber® FireSpan® 90 and 40
  • Owens Corning® Thermafiber® Safing
  • Owens Corning® Thermafiber® Impasse® Insulation Hanger System
  • Thermafiber Insolutions® Design and Installation Services

Thermafiber ® Interior Wall/Floor Ceiling Systems

  • Owens Corning® Thermafiber® SAFB™ (Sound Attenuation Fire Blanket)

Thermafiber ® Construction Joint Firestopping Systems

  • Owens Corning® Thermafiber® TopStop®
  • Owens Corning® Thermafiber® Safing

Thermafiber ® Penetration Firestopping Systems

  • Owens Corning® Thermafiber® Safing