Sustainable design

Sustainable Design



Pittsburgh Corning, throughout its history, has been dedicated to environmental responsibility. In today's world, these concerns are ever more at the forefront of engineers' considerations when specifying insulation systems.


LEED® is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impact on the environment.


LEED® is a registered trademark of USGBC.



These documents tell the FOAMGLAS® Insulation story of sustainability and LEED® credits, both from Pittsburgh Corning's point of view and from an independent report.


DOWNLOAD:  Our Journey. From Environmental Responsibility to Long Lerm Sustainability. Pittsburgh Corning. 2010.


DOWNLOAD:  Christine Subasic, P.E., LEED AP. FOAMGLAS® Insulation, Sustainable Design and LEED®.  2014.




Pittsburgh Corning FOAMGLAS® cellular glass insulation has been named a certified Living Building Challenge RED LIST FREE product. This certification is part of the ingredient transparency program administered by the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge.


The Living Building Challenge’s Declare program requires participating manufacturers to provide a material ingredients list, fostering transparency in the marketplace. Products that have been Declared “Red List Free” are eligible for use on Living Building Challenge projects. The Red List is composed of 14 materials and chemicals, all of which have been deemed “worst in class” for their effects on human health and the environment.


FOAMGLAS® insulation does not contain CFCs, HCFCs or any other hazardous materials or compounds.



Find our RED LIST FREE labels in the International Living Future Institute's database: FGL-0001 / FG-0002.





FOAMGLAS® Insulation is GreenSpec® Listed, and was named a Top 10 Green Building Product by BuildingGreen, Inc.


GreenSpec lists over 2,600 of the greenest-of-the-green building products available. All products are selected by BuildingGreen, Inc.'s editorial team based on their independent research assessing manufacturer claims. Their independence ensures that GreenSpec contains unbiased, quality information. GreenSpec includes key insights on the green attributes of each product and the most critical green issues for each product category.


GreenSpec® is a registered trademark of BuildingGreen, Inc.


Find our product listings in BuildingGreen, Inc.'s GreenSpec®  Green Building Product Database: