Dow Building Solutions receives BBA accreditation for XENERGY™ SL

Diamond House, Lotus Park, Kingsbury Crescent, Staines, Middlesex - December 08, 2016

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

Products that receives Agrément Certificates are recognised by building control, government depar™ents, architects, specifiers and industry insurers. It's a mark of quality, safety and reliability that provides reassurance of the product's fitness-for-purpose. The BBA certificate provides designers and specifiers with independent data on performance, assuring them that XENERGY™ SL will perform as described if installed in accordance with the guidance set out in the certificate.

It follows Dow's recent success in becoming the first company to attain a coveted Green Guide Rating A+ by BRE Global for XENERGY™ SL, and the only XPS manufacturer to achieve this internationally recognised certificate.

XENERGY™ SL is a flame-retarded, XPS roof insulation product, which achieves significantly improved lambda insulation performance delivering a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than five.

By using CO2 as the blowing agent and adding infra-red blocking particles to scatter and reflect heat radiation within the foam board used for XENERGY™ SL, lambda values have been decreased by up to 11%.

The result is reduced heat transfer during winter to keep a building warm, as well helping to keep it cool in the summer.

XENERGY™ SL - the first XENERGY™ product available in the UK - is designed to offer highly moisture-resistant flat roof insulation at reduced thicknesses versus conventional XPS alternatives. XENERGY™ SL offers a reduction of up to 4mW of thermal conductivity in various thicknesses.

XENERGY™ SL was launched to meet demand from architects and specifiers for a product with improved thermal performance of inverted roof insulation. It also fulfils their need for thinner materials which can offer greater design possibilities, including lower parapet heights.

XENERGY™ SL is manufactured at Dow's production facility in King's Lynn, Norfolk, where a wind turbine is used to generate renewable energy for the company's manufacturing processes. This has resulted in a 13 percent decrease in the site's electricity bill and contributes to Dow's commi™ent to meeting its sustainability goals by 2025.

Chris Gimson, Head of Commercial at Dow Building Solutions, said: “We are very proud that XENERGY™ SL has been endorsed by the BBA.

"The BBA certification provides yet more evidence of the quality of our product and further assurance for the construction industry that XENERGY™ SL will deliver all the benefits that Dow promises."

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Andrew Baud
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Harriet Mountford
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