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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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4 Installation Techniques for STYROFOAM™ XPS Insulation

Our most experienced building science experts provide answers to your top STYROFOAM™ Installation Questions.Read Article

6 qualities to look for in an effective home improvement contractor

The saying that “if you want something done right, do it yourself” doesn’t always ring true. While so many “do-it-yourselfers” are willing to endure the stress, frustration, long hours and hard work to get a home renovation project done, it’s not always the best choice.Read Article

Better Building Codes Steel Our Cities Against Climate Impacts

Given the many extreme weather events over past years, which many scientists say will only increase in frequency and intensity thanks to climate change, robust building codes are more important than ever.Read Article

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Designing Integrated Building Enclosure

Thinking of walls as a holistic, integrated building enclosure can help improve efficiency and deliver more resilient structures.Read Article

DowDuPont Specialty Products Division Announces Opening of Manufacturing Facility in Idaho, Producing Advanced Materials for Building Industry

Today, the Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont celebrated the opening of a new manufacturing facility located in Burley, Idaho. Read Article

DowDuPont Specialty Products Division Announces Opening of Manufacturing Facility in Idaho, Producing Advanced Materials for Building Industry

Today, the Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont celebrated the opening of a new manufacturing facility located in Burley, Idaho. Read Article

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

How better barriers can help your building weather the elements

Whether it’s rain, wind or even the sun, weather is one of the biggest impacts to the structural integrity of a home. 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

Sustaining Momentum for Greener Living

A conference organised by the RIBAJ and Dow considered progress on sustainability in the built environment – and how to take it forward.Read Article

THERMAX™ Xarmor installed on a steel stud structure

Top 6 Questions Asked of Rigid Insulation

We’ve curated the top 6 questions asked about THERMAX™ Polyiso and STYROFOAM™ XPS Insulations.Read Article

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STYROFOAM™ Insulation in North America now Produced with BLUEDGE™ Technology

STYROFOAM™ XPS Foam in North America is now produced with BLUEDGE™ Technology, a sustainable flame retardant alternative. Read Article