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Why Smart Schools Should Build Smart

Whether constructing a new school or modernizing an athletic facility, school officials and their designers need to consider occupant comfort, cost and energy efficiency.

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Headlands Observatory A Case Study

This northern Michigan project stayed on track with clever wall system strategies in the face of cold-weather challenges.Read Article

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Smart Building Design for Offices

Productivity is a significant consideration for businesses, as staff costs typically can make up anywhere between 50 and 85 percent of a business’s budget.Read Article

FLOORMATE™ 500-A and XENERGY™ MK Specified for Westfield London Shopping Centre Expansion

An extension to Westfield London, the largest covered shopping development in the capital, will use Dow Building Solution’s FLOORMATE™ 500-A in the provision of new car parking facilities. The £1bn extension will add a further 740,000 sq ft of retail space in addition to leisure and community facilities, and much needed housing for the local area.Read Article

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Dow Recognized for World-Class Customer Excellence

Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, remains the only recipient of the prestigious "Partners of Choice" Award from David Weekley Homes to receive straight "A, A" ratings for thirteen consecutive years, the longest streak of more than 200 participating companies. Read Article

Why you should consider a career in building science

Consider a Career in Building Science

How this developer used innovative building design to overcome harsh weather during construction phases and protect the building envelope. Read Article

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Schmidt advancing community resilience across the U.S.

Dow’s Schmidt joins corporate advisory board of organization aimed at advancing community resilience across the U.S.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

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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

STYROFOAM Brand Insulation Shrinkage Case Study

Shrinkage is not always the cause of gaps

During remodeling projects where wall frames are exposed, it’s sometimes discovered that gaps exist between foam insulation boards. While it’s typically assumed the cause of gaps is believed to be shrinkage of the foam, there is mounting evidence that shrinkage is not necessarily the cause of gaps.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

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Simplify Building Envelope Design

Building code is complicated but complying doesn’t have to be. We’ve made a simple method for architects to evaluate wall system options.Read Article

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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