Owens Corning has evolved from a building materials manufacturer known for product solutions into a collaborative partner and building science resource to production homebuilders. Across the country, Owens Corning is helping builders “Turn Building Science into Building Genius™” by enabling them to re-think conventional build practices. Builders can then apply building science to consistently and efficiently design, construct, and help sell high performance homes.
Recently, Owens Corning worked as an extension of the team assembled by Green Home Builder magazine to work with Habitat for Humanity for ABC Green Home 3.0. This project is using familiar insulation and fiberglass solutions that easily integrate into the design plans and deliver the highest standard of energy efficiency in production-built homes.
In addition to providing building science expertise and performance modeling, two proven Owens Corning building science-backed system solutions were specified for the attic and walls. The use of these product solutions will help ABC Green Home 3.0 meet the California Energy Commission (CEC) new residential requirements for the 2016 Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards code and prepare for the energy-use reduction goals targeting Zero Net Energy (ZNE) use in all new homes by 2020.
The Owens Corning® ProPink® High Performance Conditioned Attic System is a below-roof deck engineered insulating system that was specified to add thermal, air, and moisture control at the roofline; this system works to optimize home comfort, energy efficiency, and durability. Additionally, the Owens Corning® ProPink Complete™ Blown-in Wall System brings thermal and moisture protection to homes for added comfort, performance, and energy savings.
As a result of the collaboration between Owens Corning and ABC Green Home 3.0, the U.S. military veteran homeowners who will ultimately reside in the homes will enjoy enhanced comfort with reduced heating and cooling costs, reduced environmental impact, and peace of mind.
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