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Energy-Efficient EnergyComplete® Honored for Performance and Design in Residential Insulation

Design Journal Awards Owens Corning with 2012 ADEX Platinum Award for Design Excellence
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TOLEDO, Ohio, May 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) has been a leader in advancing the residential insulation industry with new technological innovations since it commercialized the category nearly 75 years ago. Its latest development, the energy-efficient EnergyComplete® Sealant, continues this tradition by winning Design Journal’s 2013 ADEX Platinum Award for Design Excellence. The highperformance sealant is designed to help combat home energy loss.

Companies Brace for Safer Consumer Products Regulations

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With the expected effective date of July 1st, Global Brands are beginning to decide how they will handle their compliance for California Assembly Bill 1879, also known as the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. 

The trend towards corporate social responsibility and an increasingly educated and demanding consumer have led to regulations like these, and many others that force companies to investigate their supply chains and divulge findings. 

Owens Corning Selects Constellation to Develop 2.6-Megawatt Solar Project for Delmar N.Y. Facility

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Owens Corning and Constellation announced the development of a 2.6-megawatt (DC) solar generation project that will supply clean energy to the company's thermal and acoustical insulation plant in Delmar, N.Y.

How 6lbs of gasoline turns into 19lbs of CO2

TerraPass walks you through the math of burning a gallon of gasoline.
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At TerraPass, as the summer travel season gets underway, we notice an uptick in interest around the carbon footprint of travel. The curious (or suspicious-minded) among you have occasionally wondered about our carbon footprint calculator’s claim that one gallon of gas turns into about twenty pounds of carbon dioxide exhaust. Let’s walk through the math.

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Electronics Manufacturers Face New Supply Chain Threat

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New Green House Gas Protocol (GHGP) amendment will now require NF3, nitrogen triflouride, to be included in inventories under the Corporate Standard, Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard, and Product Standard under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  

NF3, primarily used in the production of popular electronics such as LCD panels, computer circuits and thin-film solar cells, is said to be 17,200 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in trapping atmospheric heat over a 100-year time span. 

Conflict Minerals Legislation Affects BOTH Public and Private Companies

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After the United States published Dodd Frank Section 1502 on Conflict Minerals Due Diligence, Canada and the European Union were quick to follow. The United States Conflict Minerals law impacts publicly traded companies, while the Canadian Bill impacts both public and private companies. 

Join this June 12th webinar to hear from Canadian and EU officials on the international expansion of the Conflict Minerals laws and the ramifications on public and private companies around the globe.

 

Millions of Consumers Demand Solution to Human Rights Violations in the DRC

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Canada and the European Union are the latest to join the ‘world stage’ for Conflict Minerals reporting requirements. Both global economics proposed legislation that closely resemble Dodd Frank Section 1502 = evidence that conflict minerals is a growing GLOBAL concern.

The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law AND the court of public opinion.

Caesars Entertainment's Eric Dominguez Talks Co-Gen With Green Lodging News

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Eric Dominguez, Corporate Director Engineering, Utilities & Environmental Affairs for Caesars Entertainment, sat down with Glenn Hasek of Green Lodging News to discuss Caesars' commitment to sustainability and one of the company’s most successful projects --- a 5-megawatt cogeneration facility that was installed at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

FREE Conflict Minerals Compliance Training | June 26th Webinar

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Global Brands manage supply chains with hundreds, thousands, and sometimes more than a hundred thousand, suppliers.  The SEC's Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict minerals rule requiring public companies to disclose minerals sourced from conflicted regions sent a sound wave of panic starting in procurement and ending in the Board Room given the legal and financial implications of compliance with the SEC's new Rule.

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