Daytona Beach, Fla. – In recognition of their role in advancing home sustainability and energy-efficient home construction, Masco Contractor Services and Owens Corning were awarded the KB Home Sustainability Award for their installation of the new Owens Corning EcoTouch Insulation, the biobased and formaldehyde-free solution that increases home comfort and may deliver up to $220 in heating and cooling bill savings annually. Sustainability Awards are presented to companies whose environmentally friendly products have made a positive contribution to KB Home’s My Home. My Earth. strategic environmental initiative.
According to KB Home, this is the first time a subcontractor has received this award, and the first time that a manufacturer and subcontractor have shared the award. The award announcement stated, “The recipients demonstrate integrity, innovation, loyalty, compassion, motivation, dedication, problem solving and strong business acumen.” The award was a unanimous decision from all levels of KB Home.
Masco Contractor Services and Owens Corning introduced EcoTouch Insulation as a standard insulation product in a KB Home new community construction project. Each new home built received the new insulation, which required conversion of inventory, training and product specifications.
EcoTouch Insulation is the first fiberglass insulation to be certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a biobased product. EcoTouch Insulation is also certified by Scientific Certification Systems to have a minimum of 58 percent total recycled content, with at least 36 percent post-consumer recycled and the remaining pre-consumer recycled glass content. In addition, EcoTouch Insulation is GreenGuard Children & Schools certified, verified to be formaldehyde free and contains more than 99 percent natural ingredients (consisting of minerals and plant-based compounds).