Owens Corning, a global producer of residential and commercial building materials, has announced the launch of the ComfortCertified™ Program designed to help builders build above code and to deliver energy efficient and affordable homes in Canada built with sustainability in mind.
“Today’s homebuyers expect more, a news release says. “Owens Corning turns building science into building genius to help 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,” technical manager Salvatore Ciarlo said in a statement.
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 modeling 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.
There are 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
The company says 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,” the announcement says.