Owens Corning Frames Green Homes From the Inside Out at 2010 Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Jun 09, 2010, 14:55 ET from Owens Corning

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the 2010 Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC), Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is showcasing solutions that help the industry frame green homes from the inside out for comfortable, energy-efficient, beautiful, affordable and green homes.

"Selling to today's discerning homeowners, builders must offer homes that are functional, aesthetic, and sustainable," said Frank O'Brien-Bernini, Owens Corning's chief sustainability officer. "As homeowners are increasingly demonstrating a personal commitment to environmental responsibility, Owens Corning is offering builders, contractors, architects and homeowners solutions that help them build green with ease and confidence."

At PCBC 2010, Owens Corning is showcasing air sealing, insulation and manufactured stone products that help builders achieve green-building programs such as the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) National Green Building Standard, the USGBC's LEED for Homes and the new California Green Building Standards Code.

  • LIVE Demonstrations for Comfort and Energy Efficiency at the Core – Buildings consume 40 percent of energy in the US with the primary use being for heating and cooling. Proper air sealing and insulation alone can help save up to 30 percent in heating and cooling energy bills. At PCBC, Owens Corning will demonstrate the EnergyComplete™ with Flexible Seal Technology Whole Home Insulation and Air Sealing system, the industry's first high-performing and affordable system that delivers comfortable and energy efficient homes. PCBC attendees will experience just how fast, easy and safe the EnergyComplete system is to install for new and existing homes.
  • NEW TO THE INDUSTRY: Increased Efficiencies in Insulation – Owens Corning will demonstrate the PROPINKComplete™ Blown-in Wall System that now features high performance PROPINK® L77 Loosefill Insulation. Builders gain productivity using PROPINK® L77 Loosefill Insulation because it provides the highest coverage and R-value per bag in the industry and can be used for multiple new construction and retro applications. In wall applications, PROPINK® L77 delivers an R-16 for 2X4 walls and R-25 for 2X6 walls. The PROPINK Complete™ Blown-in Wall System is installed by Owens Corning certified contractors who use a unique Inspect-R® Gauge to assure system performance. To achieve comprehensive air sealing and insulating performance, the PROPINK Complete™ System and PROPINK® L77 Loosefill Insulation can be used as part of the EnergyComplete™ System. As part of the family of Owens Corning Fiberglas® insulation products, PROPINK® L77 contains a minimum 50 percent certified recycled content, the highest for fiberglass in North America and is GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Children & Schools(SM) Certified.
  • CULTURED STONE® Veneers Lead in Beauty and Sustainability – Known as the industry leading manufactured stone veneer for beauty and quality, Owens Corning Cultured Stone® manufactured stone is driving the industry in sustainable practices. Cultured Stone® products carry third-party validation from UL Environment™ for a minimum 35% recycled content and are GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Children & Schools(SM) Certified for indoor air quality.

Visit Owens Corning at PCBC in booth 1227 and learn more about building solutions at www.owenscorning.com.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune 500 Company for 56 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $4.8 billion in 2009 and about 16,000 employees in 28 countries on five continents.

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