Owens Corning is committed to sustainable business practices, and
we take pride in the fact that our energy-saving products
make a significant net positive impact on the environment. In fact,
first year of use, Owens Corning home insulation saves approximately
nine times the amount of energy used by our company annually. And
year after year, our insulation products continue to help conserve
energy without consuming any additional resources.
By reducing the energy required to maintain a comfortable living
or work environment, insulation reduces the greenhouse gas emissions
released into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels.
Each year, Owens Corning insulation eliminates more than one billion
tons of greenhouse gas emissions—equal to the annual emissions
of 200 million passenger cars or two billion barrels of oil.
Eco-friendly manufacturing and distribution
Owens Corning PINK insulation not only saves energy; it also helps
conserve natural resources by using widely available and plentiful
resources—sand and recycled glass—in its manufacturing
All of our glass fiber and foam products made in North America are certified for their recycled content by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). Our glass fiber products use an average of 40% recycled glass content, and our rigid foam insulation uses an average of 15% recycled content, with all foam scrap recycled back into the process instead of going to landfills. And when it comes to distribution, our compression packaging means we can ship more insulation per truckload, resulting in 25% fewer transportation miles and reduced pollution from truck emissions.