New Dow Buildings Receive LEED® Certifications

Dow recently announced a collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to deliver solutions that contribute to building more sustainable communities and cities. In addition, as part of Dow’s 2025 World-Leading Operations Performance Goal, Dow is committed to pursuing efficient operations that drive environmental benefits for our communities. In fact, several company facilities that were built over the last decade were designed to USGBC’s LEED® standards. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement used in more than 167 countries.

Dow’s commitment to safety and world-leading operations performance is key to our history and our “license to operate” in communities around the world. In 1995, we launched our 2005 Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) Goals. With a $1 billion investment in energy efficiency, water reduction and reuse and waste reduction programs, we saved $5 billion – and fostered a culture of safety and sustainability. With our 2025 World-Leading Operations Performance Goal, part of our third set of sustainability-related goals, we have a target to use 750 MW of clean energy alternatives by 2025 at our sites, as well as other targets to reduce the water and waste intensity footprints at our sites.

Recently built LEED Certified or Candidate buildings include:

Texas Innovation Center (two buildings) – Lake Jackson, Texas
LEED Gold Certified for Core & Shell

Houston Dow Center
LEED Gold Certified for Commercial Interiors

Shanghai Dow Center
LEED Certified for New Construction

Business Process Service Center – Midland, Michigan
LEED Silver Certified for New Construction

East End Facility – Midland, Michigan
LEED Gold Certified for Commercial Interiors

Global Dow Center – Midland, Michigan
LEED Candidate