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Owens Corning and RESNET Team Up to Promote the Improvement of Energy Performance in the United States

Jul 3, 2014

RESNET has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Owens Corning to promote building energy performance.  The collaborative effort is aimed at new homes and existing homes as well as commercial buildings.

The elements of the collaboration include:

  • Owens Corning agrees to introduce its contractor customers to the RESNET Energy Smart designation and educate them on the benefits of being part of a RESNET Energy Smart Home Performance Team.
  • Owens Corning will work collaboratively with RESNET and its other strategic allies in educating its contractor customers and allies on utility, local and state programs that finance and promote the energy upgrades of homes in the Energy Smart Contractor program.
  • Owens Corning, RESNET and its other strategic allies will use best efforts to advance tax incentives for new energy efficient construction and energy efficient retrofits for both homes and commercial buildings.

Owens Corning Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of fiberglass and related products. The company is committed to providing resources and training opportunities for the nation’s top builders and installers to ensure its fiberglass insulation systems are installed correctly to achieve a Grade 1 rating or meet Quality Insulation Installation (QII) standards. As part of this commitment, the company works closely with builders, contractors and installers who are building, renovating or re-insulating the next generation of energy efficient homes.

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden commented, “It is exciting to be able to work collaboratively with such an industry giant as Owens Corning.  The collaboration will further spur the mainstreaming of improved energy performance in the U.S. building sector.”