Owens Corning: largest SolarWall system

Owens Corning announced on 28 May 2009 that it has installed North America“s largest SolarWall system of 2008 at its Toronto area insulation manufacturing facility.
SolarWall technology uses the sun…

Owens Corning announced on 28 May 2009 that it has installed North America“s largest SolarWall system of 2008 at its Toronto area insulation manufacturing facility. SolarWall technology uses the sun“s energy to heat ventilation air for commercial and industrial buildings, thus reducing traditional heating fuel expenses and CO2 emissions, without the need for maintenance, lasting more than 30 years. SolarWall technology, which has been used on thousands of projects to date in 30 countries, was invented by Conserval Engineering. The 11,000-ft. system at Owens Corning“s facility is a turnkey energy solution for Owens Corning that targets one of the most problematic energy requirements in the facility – ventilation heating, estimated to produce over 8,000 million BTUs (2350 MWh) of thermal energy per year. The system will also displace more than 630 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere per year. “Owens Corning is wholly dedicated to operating as a sustainable and environmentally friendly company,” said Frank O“Brien-Bernini, chief sustainability officer of Owens Corning. “The use of solar energy in Toronto is one of many ways that Owens Corning is reducing its environmental footprint to leave a healthy and vibrant world to future generations.” “In a time when a lot of companies are talking green, Owens Corning is walking green,” says Duncan Coutts, VP of Worldwide Sales at Conserval Engineering. “We are impressed by Owens Corning“s sustainability efforts and look forward to working with them to achieve their environmental goals.”