Owens Corning, a global leader in insulation, has gained NAIMA R-Value Certification across all its fiberglass and mineral wool batts and rolls sold in the United States.
This certification was awarded by the third party North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA). R-Value certificate issued by this association verifies compliance of the claimed thermal performance with the actual one.
Julian Francis, president of the Owens Corning Insulation business commented the news:
This certification is the most powerful third-party validation of R-value available to provide our customers with added confidence that what they see on the packaging is what they get in thermal performance.
Requirements to buildings energy efficiency continue to increase, and this aspect is reflected in the energy code standards. So, consumers have to know that the products they buy will perform as expected.
Customers often notice a discrepancy to the claimed quality once the insulation is installed, while not all insulation is certified to meet advertised thermal performance.
The risk to the occupant, then, is that they are not comfortable in their homes and continually pay for low-quality product through higher utility costs,
Under the program, Owens Corning agreed to have a random selection of products regularly tested to verify compliance with the thermal performance requirements of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) “Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation”.
Recently, Owens Corning has showcased its new mineral wool products from Thermafiber RainBarrier continuous insulation at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Las Vegas.