Owens Corning Insulation Plant Uses 100% Renewable Energy
The facility also was built to LEED Gold standards for new construction, according to a press release. It is one of only 203 industrial facilities in the U.S. to be certified to the gold standard.
The factory, which will produce Foamular insulation, has been a long time coming, with construction starting in 2004. In 2007, the plant came under criticism because of gases associated with producing the insulation, but Owens Corning was able to appease regulators by devising a new formula designed to reduce ozone-causing emissions by 70 percent, reports OregonLive.
By building the plant near Pacific Northwest markets, Owens Corning said it expects to help further reduce emissions by virtue of the insulation have travel a lower distance because of its proximity to customers.
Stay Up-to-Date On Environmental Management, Energy & Sustainability News with EL's Free Daily Newsletter
Energy Manager News
- Energy Storage in the Fast Lane
- Alberta Firm Aims for Energy Neutral Egg Laying Barn
- The Department of Energy Seeks to Improve the Better Buildings Challenge
- Behind the Meter: The Many Advantages of Energy Benchmarking
- Telecommunications Companies Upgrade Their Approaches to Energy
- Cutting Energy Use in Fire Stations
- Revolution Lighting Signs School Districts in NY, NJ
- Green Building Boom Is Pumping Billions into US Economy, Retrofits Are Fueling the Trend