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Owens Corning Awarded GREENGUARD Certification


The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute announced today that Owens Corning is the first insulation manufacturer to qualify for their stringent new GREENGUARD Product Emission Standard for Children and Schools. The certification includes Owens Corning faced and unfaced PINK fiberglass insulation batts and rolls, VaporWick pipe insulation, flexible duct media, FoamSealR sill plate gasket, Foamular and Celfort extruded polystyrene insulation, metal building insulation ELAMINATOR insulation system, Certified R and utility blanket, SOFTR All-Service Fiber Glass Duct Wrap and QuietZone acoustic batts and floor mats. The qualification showcases the company's continued commitment to industry leadership, which also includes their membership in the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments, the certification of their products by GREENGUARD for general-market applications and the fact that their fiber glass insulation contains the industry's highest certified level of recycled glass in North America.

The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute developed the school certification in response to rising concern over illnesses such as asthma and respiratory illness that are sometimes associated with poor indoor air quality. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that half of U.S. schools have indoor air quality problems, which are blamed for reducing student's performance on mental tasks requiring concentration, calculation and memory.





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