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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

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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

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

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

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Top 6 Questions Asked of Rigid Insulation

We’ve curated the top 6 questions asked about THERMAX™ Polyiso and STYROFOAM™ XPS Insulations.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 and the U.S. Green Building Council Work Together to Support Sustainable Cities and Promote Energy Efficiency

Dow and USGBC collaborate on solutions that contribute to safer, healthier environment, delivering on the commitment to a sustainable, prosperous futureRead 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

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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