Division 7 Ebook Page 26 Insulation Systems for Commercial Buildings

INSULATION SYSTEMS FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS PAGE 21 ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY INSULATION SYSTEMS FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY Owens Corning is a worldwide leader in building material systems, insulation and composite solutions, delivering a broad range of high- quality products and services. Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. For more information about how Owens Corning can help meet your green building standards, call 1-800-GET-PINK . For Owens Corning sustainability progress, please visit www.sustainability.owenscorning.com. HEALTH ASPECTS The health effects of man-made mineral fibers, such as fiberglass and mineral wool insulation, have been studied for more than 50 years. Several national and international organizations have reviewed that research and evaluated the hazards and risks possibly associated with this material. There is extensive research stating that Owens Corning insulation glass fibers are safe to manufacture and use when recommended work practices are followed. Among the most recent developments supporting the safety of Owens Corning insulation products is the decision by the U.S. National Toxicology Program to remove soluble glass wool fibers from their list of substances "Reasonably anticipated to be Human Carcinogen". Their decision was released June 10, 2011, in their report to the US Congress titled the 12th Report on Carcinogens. Research demonstrates: Exposures to airborne fibers are low during handling and use. Fibers that are inhaled disappear rapidly from the body-at a rate equal to or faster than normal dust. There is no evidence of disease from inhaling glass wool insulation fibers. FIBERGLASS AND MOLD As manufactured, fiberglass insulation is resistant to mold growth. * However, mold growth can occur on building materials, including insulation, when it becomes contaminated with organic materials and when water is present. To avoid mold growth on fiberglass insulation, remove any water that has accumulated and correct or repair the source of that water as soon as possible. Insulation that has become wet should be inspected for evidence of residual moisture and contamination, and any insulation that is contaminated should be promptly removed and replaced. APPLICABLE STANDARDS BY PRODUCT PAGE NO. PRODUCT ASTM C578 TYPES IV, V, VI, VII, X ASTM C612 TYPES IA & IB ASTM C665 TYPE I ASTM C665 TYPES I OR II ASTM C665 TYPES I-III ASTM C665 TYPE II OR III NAIMA 202-96 ASTM C991 TYPE I 4 EcoTouch Thermal Batt Insulation X 5 EcoTouch Flame Spread 25/FS25 Ext. Flgs Fiberglass Insulation X 6 Sound Attenuation Batt Insulation X 8 Sonobatts Insulation X 9 Curtainwall Insulation X 15 Certified R Metal Building Insulation X 10 Fiberglas 700 Series Insulation: 701-711 X 10 Fiberglas 700 Series Insulation: 703-705 X 12 FOAMULAR XPS Insulation X 6 Sound Attenuation Batts X * ASTM C1338-96 Fungi Resistance of Insulation Materials and Facings.

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