Footprint Reduction Goals

Owens Corning has reduced its environmental intensity footprint since the base year of 2002. On this page, you’ll see detailed progress on our goals, and how we are faring compared to our 2012 goal.

Graph: Emissions and Resources Footprint

Normalized Emissions1

Owens Corning has set reduction goals against the base for 2012 as follows:

GHG 30%
PM 20%
VOC 25%
Water 15%
Waste to Landfill 35%
NOx 25%
Energy 25%

Actual Environmental Impacts, 2002 and 2007

YEAR GHG (millions of TPY) PM (thousands of TPY) VOC (thousands of TPY) Water (billions of gal) Waste to Landfill (thousands of TPY) Nox (thousands of TPY) Energy (millions of MwH)
2002 6.6 4.7 2.8 4.0 384.2 7.8 10.7
2007 8.2 3.2 3.1 3.9 386.4 6.2 10.6

Legend

GHG
— Greenhouse gases – defined as gases which contribute toward the Greenhouse effect, including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and HCFCs
PM
— Particulate matter. Defined and reported according to regional government requirements.
VOC
— Volatile organic compounds, primarily hydrocarbons
Water
— Water that enters the plant – sources include local utilities and wells
NOx
— Oxides of nitrogen
Energy
— Electric power, natural gas, fuel oil
TPY
— Tons per year
GAL
— Gallons
MwH
— Megawatt hours
  1. 1 Intensity is normalized based on product output.