Our people and our products make the world a better place

The race to design and build more efficient and environmentally friendly structures is driving a need to further define standards and continue to push the industry as we press to reach new milestones. However, keeping up with these changes can be daunting and Architects need knowledge and perspective to better understand the role, impact, and implications as new standards and recommendations are adopted including Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations, as well as new certifications such as Cradle to Cradle. That’s why Owens Corning is focused on Sustainability.

Gale Tedhams, Director of Sustainability

Hear more from Gale in this 6-part video series as she takes us through some of the major changes introduced with LEED v4.

Owens Corning on Performance Standards

LEED Version 4

LEED is one of the premier building programs that architects are using today. It’s important for you to know how these standards operate and the differences between LEED v4 and prior versions of LEED (2009).

What we do to help you achieve your green goals.

Product Sustainability and Transparency: Over the years we have worked on product attributes that improve the sustainability of our products and pursued certifications to communicate that improvement to our stakeholders. View our Commercial and Institutional Claims Guide.

The first 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.

Product Life Cycle Assessments: Performing LCAs on many of our core products has identified and allowed improvements in processes that maximize their positive environmental impacts.

Open Source Data: Owens Corning co-chaired the committee that provided life cycle inventory data on composite processes that can be used by the public for further life cycle assessment studies. Data is submitted to the U.S. public database at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Advocacy Efforts: Efforts include membership on the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA).

LEED® Certification and Sustainability Documentation

LEED® v4 Guide for Commercial, Institutional & High-Rise Residential Buildings
LEED®  v4 Guide for Homes & Multifamily Mid-Rise
Product lists and credit contribution by construction type
Fiberglas™ Rigid and Semi-Rigid Insulation
Fiberglas™ Light Density Building Insulation
Fiberglas™ Pipe & Equipment Insulation
FOAMULAR® XPS Commercial Insulation
FOAMULAR® XPS Commercial Roofing Insulation
Metal Building Insulation
Air Handling Insulation
Thermafiber® Mineral Wool Products
Thermafiber® Mineral Wool Insulation – Formaldehyde Free

Specification Review :  Review by our AEC Team that affirms master specification for accuracy of sections in Divisions 22/23.

Division 22/23 Mechanical Manufacturer’s Guide eBook: View duct, pipe and HVAC equipment insulation solutions, product data sheets, CSI MasterFormat® three-part system specifications and green building program guides.