Owens Corning Showcases Full Suite Of Resources, Solutions For Builders During
2014 International Builders' Show
IBS Presentations to Highlight Science behind Advanced Wall Systems
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 4, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Builders today require high
performance building solutions that meet strict codes and embrace the concepts
of energy efficiency, durability and building science. Owens Corning is
committed to providing builders with the resources and solutions they require
to be successful. As part of that commitment, Owens Corning will showcase its
building science expertise throughout the 2014 International Builders' Show
(IBS) – both in the Owens Corning booth P16 and through educational
presentations for builders.
Builders are invited to attend High Performance Building Zone presentations
and training sessions on high performance insulation solutions for framing,
walls, roofs and basements. By attending these sessions, builders will learn
first-hand from industry experts about the various aspects of high performance
wall systems, best practices for achieving R-value in the building envelope,
and the science behind insulation systems that work. Builders also are invited
to visit the Owens Corning booth and view the company's energy-efficient
ResidentialComplete™ Wall System and a new industry resource: the Builder's
"Success to us means providing builders with best-in-class insight, resources
and solutions to make their jobs easy," said Achilles Karagiozis, global
director of building science with Owens Corning. "We are pleased to share the
expertise of our building science team and to provide attendees with important
building science knowledge."
High Performance Training for Builders
To further educate builders on high performance insulation and wall systems,
Owens Corning will host two educational sessions as part of its sponsorship of
the High Performance Building Zone at Booth S2800. The sessions include:
oHigh Performance Walls – Expert builders Rick Arnold and Gord Cooke will
host a live building demonstration titled, "Insulating for High
Performance" from 10 – 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Arnold and Cooke will
install, explain and compare different types of high performance
insulation options on both exterior and interior wall sections, including
cavity insulation and rigid insulation applications.
The presentation also will highlight the ever-advancing building codes,
key insulation performance requirements and the effect added insulation
has on condensation potential and water management.
oScience Behind Systems That Work – Dr. Achilles Karagiozis, who leads
Owens Corning's building science team, will host a "Science Behind Systems
That Work" presentation from 11 - 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5. This
educational session will address the many components necessary for a wall
system to work, and the elements needed to gain maximum building
Science on Display at Owens Corning Booth
Owens Corning invites IBS attendees to learn more about the company's high
performance, energy-efficient ResidentialComplete™ Wall System, on display at
the company's booth P16.
The ResidentialComplete™ Wall System is a customizable, continuous insulation
exterior and interior wall system that provides complete energy efficiency,
air, water and vapor barriers, and reduces exterior noise. The system also
provides a layer of continuous insulation to thermally seal the exterior wall
and minimize "thermal bridging."
The system helps builders meet codes in every region and every climate zone by
combining proven Owens Corning insulation products, like FOAMULAR® XPS Rigid
Foam Insulation, EcoTouch® Insulation, EnergyComplete® Sealant and JointSealR®
Foam Joint Tape.
"Creating a truly energy-efficient building envelope goes beyond specifying
one or two products in isolation," said Karagiozis. "Builders who choose a
systemized insulation solution ensure that all of their components are tested
and proven to work together efficiently to provide optimum protection and
ResidentialComplete™ Wall Systems are available for wood, steel stud, concrete
masonry and structural insulated panel (SIPs) construction types. It is among
the first in the industry to meet the 2012 International Energy Conservation
Code (IECC) requirements. This allows builders to meet the latest building
codes, and build a better, smarter home for consumers.
The wall system also will help homeowners save an average of more than 25
percent on heating and cooling costs.^1
Builder's Guide eBook
For additional help meeting codes, the ResidentialComplete™ Wall System
Builder's Guide eBook provides guidance with a simple click or two. This
online resource provides detailed information on building envelope design and
the products and systems needed to construct a comfortable, energy-efficient
home. With this eBook, builders can design the right home to meet their needs.
The eBook is available at residentialcomplete.owenscorning.com or may be
downloaded to your mobile device through iTunes^® or Android™ app store^2
under the name Owens Corning Solutions.
To view the complete selection of innovative building products from Owens
Corning, visit booth P16 during the 2014 International Builders' Show. For
more information about Owens Corning's products and programs, visit
www.OwensCorning.com or call 1-800-GET-PINK^®.
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and
commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered
materials for composite systems. A Fortune 500^® company for 59 consecutive
years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering
solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. In business for 75 years,
Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with
sales of $5.2 billion in 2012 and about 15,000 employees in 27 countries.
Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.
1.Owens Corning calculated energy savings for a 2x4 wood stud cavity wall
with R-13 and OSB sheathing compared to the same 2x4 wood stud cavity wall
with R-13 and R-5 Foamular^® foam sheathing located in each of the current
energy code eight U.S. climate zones, based on ASHRAE Standard 90.2-2001,
"Energy-Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings," American
Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta,
GA, 30329, Oct. 2012.
2.iTunes® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. Android™ is a trademark
of Google, Inc.
SOURCE Owens Corning
Contact: DeAnna Starn, Owens Corning, (419) 248-5667 and
DeAnna.Starn@owenscorning.com OR Ben Arens, LCWA, (312) 565-4626 and
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