Owens Corning to join sustainable building group

Building materials manufacturer Owens Corning has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments (the Sustainability Alliance), a group of manufacturers that works acti…

Building materials manufacturer Owens Corning has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments (the Sustainability Alliance), a group of manufacturers that works actively with the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and others to promote environmentally, socially and economically conscious business practices in both the commercial and residential building, as well as automotive, industries. A consortium of companies embracing sustainability as the right approach for conducting business, the goals of the Sustainability Alliance include educating the building industry about sustainability, reducing the impact that built environments have on the natural environment and demonstrating green thinking as a successful business strategy. The group is also involved in furthering the USGBC“s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System(R). The Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments invited Owens Corning to join based on the company“s history of commitment to green operations and product offerings, as well as its recognition of sustainability as a critical part of the business strategy. Participation will allow Owens Corning to further its heritage of delivering valuable solutions to its customers and offer opportunities to leverage critical partnerships within the marketplace. “Throughout the global building industry, sustainable building solutions are becoming a critical point of differentiation among manufacturers,” said Gale Tedhams, product manager, Owens Corning Residential Insulation. “This partnership is an important step and a great fit for Owens Corning, which has, since its inception, provided sustainable, energy saving solutions to the marketplace. The Sustainability Alliance“s vision and goals complement and support our own, which will not only help us deliver at a higher level on the green front, but also advance the group“s collective commitment to providing sustainable building solutions.” Current members of the Sustainability Alliance include Johnson Controls (a supplier of control systems for commercial buildings), Philips Lighting Company, JohnsonDiversey (commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene products), Forbo Flooring and Milliken Carpet. All companies involved with the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments maintain a focus on the building and transportation (automotive) industries.