October 24, 2016
by Canadian Architect
Owens Corning, a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, has announced the launch of their ComfortCertified Program designed to help builders build above code and to deliver energy efficient and affordable homes in Canada built with sustainability in mind.
Owens Corning helps builders build more energy efficient, comfortable and sustainable homes that are affordable. “We are excited to combine our expertise with forward thinking builders across Canada to help them along their path towards building net zero homes and communities across Canada,” said Salvatore Ciarlo, Technical Manager at Owens Corning Canada. The program is a great segue towards achieving additional certifications such as Energy Star, Net Zero Ready or Net Zero labels.
The Owens Corning ComfortCertified Program is a two-tier “Home Buyer Certification Program” with minimum performance targets verified through third-party energy modelling and on site blower door testing for instant homebuyer credibility. Once the program standards are met and the third party certification is approved, the home receives an Owens Corning ComfortCertified label. One of two labels depending on the criteria met: ComfortCertified certification which reduces heating and cooling energy use by 25 per cent or ComfortCertified Net Zero Energy Ready which reduces heating and cooling energy use by 50 per cent.
This is the first program of its kind to be offered by an insulation manufacturer. Owens Corning is committed to help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. The ComfortCertified program will help provide Canadians with comfortable, durable and affordable energy efficient homes that will save energy year over year.
For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com and http://comfortcertifiedhomes.com.