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Dow Introduces Newly Formulated Foam Sealant for Canadian Air Sealing

Dow Building & Construction, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, today introduced a new formulation of GREAT STUFF PRO™ Window & Door Insulating Foam Sealant in CanadaRead Article

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Dow Building Solutions receives BBA accreditation for XENERGY™ SL

Dow's XENERGY™ SL roofing insulation product has been endorsed by the British Board of Agrément (BBA), which provides a recognized symbol of quality and reassurance for the construction industry.Read Article

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Dow Announces Production of STYROFOAM™ Brand Insulation with Sustainable Polymeric Flame Retardant in Canada

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), has announced it is now producing all STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Insulation sold in Canada with BLUEDGE™ Polymeric Flame Retardant Technology, a next-generation sustainable flame retardant solution.Read Article

Winter is no Longer a Construction Barrier With New Building Envelope Solution

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced the expansion of its weatherization solutions to include LIQUIDARMOR LT Flashing and Sealant. The product emphasizes Dow’s commitment to providing solutions to address global challenges, builds on the Company’s current technology in the market, and highlights the complimentary expertise gained from the Dow Corning integration.Read Article

Dow Joins Smart Cities Council to Help Global Cities Become More Sustainable

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that it will join the Smart Cities Council, an alliance of companies collaborating to deliver frameworks and solutions for smarter cities. Dow’s membership has been featured in the White House Fact Sheet, released Monday, which recognizes the Company’s contributions to five select cities looking to accelerate urban livability, workability and sustainability.Read Article

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Dow Recognized for World-Class Customer Excellence

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), remains the only recipient of the prestigious “Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes to receive straight “A, A” ratings in quality and service for twelve consecutive years, the longest consecutive winner of more than 200 participating companies. David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder, has been evaluating suppliers since 2004 with its world-class Supplier Evaluation Platform.Read Article

Dow Announces Agreement to Construct New STYROFOAM™ Brand Insulation Manufacturing Facility

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today its plans to construct a new manufacturing facility to be located in Burley, Idaho. The new facility will be operated by Dow Building Solution (DBS), a business unit within Dow, and produce STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Insulation – a leading thermal insulation solution facilitating sustainability, innovation and community success in the building and construction industry since its discovery in 1941.Read Article

Why smart schools should be using smart building materials

The smartest schools have been built from the ground up, literally, with materials that boost efficiency, comfort, safety and financial savings. From the very first atom, critical school building blocks—insulation, cement, recreation surfaces—can be developed with chemistries that ensure high marks in the performance, cost and sustainability categories.Read Article

Insulation being installed on the floor of a new construction environment

Dow Building Solutions boosts XENERGY™ brand with launch of complementary insulation product

Dow Building Solutions has enhanced its extruded polystyrene (XPS) roofing insulation brand XENERGY™, with the launch of a new product specifically designed for use on parapets and upstands.Read Article

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Dow Receives 2017 U.S. EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) was named a 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year winner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at a ceremony on May 15, in Oxen Hill, MD. Dow was recognized in the Safer Choice Innovator category for two sustainable product innovations, ECOSURF™ EH Surfactants and BLUEDGE™ Polymeric Flame Retardant (FR) Technology. Read Article

Vancouver convention center green roof using STYROFOAM

5 Reasons to Choose an Inverted Roof

Inverted roofs increasingly are becoming a popular alternative to traditional roofs as their benefits have become more apparent. Simply defined as a type of roof construction where the waterproofing layer lies beneath the insulation instead of above it — as in other forms of roofing — inverted roofs ensure that the complete roof construction, including roof covering, is kept at warm temperatures during winter months and at moderate temperates during the summer months. Read Article

Why ‘cool roofs’ are critical to urban resilience

As the impacts of climate change become increasingly more apparent, investing in sustainable technologies to improve the resilience of our cities is more important than ever. Read Article