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Sustainability

Goals & Commitments

Our number one priority is to provide products that conserve energy and preserve natural resources for a sustainable future.

All our products are made from renewable and abundant resources, such as recycled glass and sand. And we’re proud to be putting glass bottles back to work rather than into landfills. Our products are made with a minimum of 50% recycled glass—about 26 million bottles each month.

Our insulation products save 100+ times more energy in use than is required to manufacture them.

ECOSE® Technology
Our patented, bio-based binder is the smarter alternative to the traditional phenol formaldehyde binders used in fiberglass insulation. It's the foundation to our commitment to making the world a better place.

In North America alone, the switch from phenol formaldehyde based resins to ECOSE® technology conserves the equivalent of 100,000 barrels of oil annually.
Manufacturing
10 railcars — that's about how much recycled glass cullet we put to good use each day. From start to finish, our plants are dedicated to finding efficiencies throughout the manufacturing process.

Over the last decade, they've reduced overall energy use by 20%. Each year, they make continued improvement efforts to save even more. The result — a product that saves energy before it's even made and after it's installed.

It starts with recycled content, reduces energy consumption during manufacturing and ends with a sustainable product that takes just 40 days to recover the energy used to make, ship and install it. Then keeps on saving for the life of the insulation. 
Certifications
When what you make can end up just about anywhere, you have to make sure it’s worthy of just about anywhere. Our certifications are our badges of honor. They’re proof of our dedication to creating better spaces to live, work and play. With sustainable products and projects, we can claim certifications like Declare, GREENGUARD Gold and much more. 
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Insulation Matters

We put sustainability at the heart of everything we do at Knauf Insulation. See how Knauf's global initiatives are helping to make a significant impact in the world around us.

Partnerships & Public Affairs

We're constanty trying to improve the way we do things to improve the world around us. That includes partnering with organizations to ensure we stay up to date on energy codes and how products are used. See just how far we go to fufill our commitment to sustainability.

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