Owens Corning recently announced new goals to reduce greenhouse gas and toxic air emissions, along with new initiatives for renewable power.

The key elements of the plan include:

• Executing power supply agreements of new installed capacity that the company says represent the largest wind power agreements reported by an industrial company in the world;

• Dedicating a 2.4-megawatt solar canopy at the company’s headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, that is expected to supply about 30 percent of the facility’s annual electricity needs, and offset the equivalent greenhouse gases emitted by its local workforce as it commutes to work, and;

• Establishing new 2020 sustainability goals to reduce greenhouse gas intensity by 50 percent and toxic air emissions intensity by 75 percent.

The wind energy deal will:

• Generate the equivalent electricity to that needed to power more than 65,000 U.S. homes; and

• Support the wind power industry by enabling the construction of new wind power assets, a market to which the company supplies high performance glass fiber reinforcements for wind turbine blades.

 

 

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