Acknowledging the growing importance of the environment and sustainable practices, some corporations have begun setting up green bonds, funds that are allocated to climate and environmental projects. One of them is Owens Corning®, a trusted name in the roofing industry, which recently issued a $450 million green bond.
However, what does this green bond, not to mention the company’s other green initiatives, mean for you as a consumer?
Not Just a One-Time Project
It’s not uncommon for consumers to be skeptical of sustainability projects like these: some companies use these as a publicity stunt. However, this green bond isn’t just a part of a bigger PR strategy nor is it a one-time project. The launch of the green bond is part of the company’s wider efforts to meet its carbon footprint reduction commitments.
How Green Initiatives Can Benefit Consumers
A portion of the green bond will be used to fund the research and development of sustainable products, such as insulation products with better energy efficiency and glass fiber for wind turbine blades. This, in turn, will give consumers more roofing and insulation options.
If you’re planning to reduce your household’s carbon footprint, we recommend looking for special tags on Owens Corning products. These tags indicate that the product was made with 100% clean wind energy.
To make sure you enjoy all of the benefits of premium Owens Corning products, only hire a qualified roofer. Remember, you should always vet a contractor before hiring them.
Looking for experienced contractors in your area?
Willi Roofing Services, an Owens Corning preferred contractor with nearly two decades’ worth of experience, offers professional roofing services. To get a free estimate, call us at (512) 394-8234. We serve homeowners in Round Rock, TX, as well as the surrounding communities.