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INTRODUCING THE NEW GREAT STUFF™ SMART DISPENSER™

The next-generation foam sealant dispenser is reusable for up to 30 days, provides greater control and eliminates mess.

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Introducing the New GREAT STUFF™ SMART DISPENSER™

The next-generation foam sealant dispenser is reusable for up to 30 days, provides greater control and eliminates mess.

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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...

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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.

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Dow Burley Timeline

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

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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

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Dow Honored by Nation’s Largest Privately Held Homebuilder Receiving the Prestigious “A,A Partners of Choice" Award for 14th Consecutive Year

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Better Building Codes Steel Our Cities Against Climate Impacts

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

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When Moisture Attacks and the Impact to Your Building Envelope

Moisture-related challenges can wreck havoc on a building adding up to costly damages and adverse health affects. 

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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. 

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XENERGY™ and FLOORMATE™ supplied for Bloomberg Headquarters

Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London, designed by Foster and Partners makes use of many of Dow Building Solutions Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) products, helping it achieve...

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Why ‘cool roofs’ are critical to urban resilience

As the impacts of climate change become increasingly more apparent, investing in sustainable technologies to improve the resilience of our cities is more important than ever

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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 future

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Top 4 Installation Techniques & Recommendations for STYROFOAM™ XPS Insulation You Need to Know

Have you ever seen a home or building built the same way twice? Given the specific needs of each project, installation and compatibility questions are among our top of our building science experts

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Designing Integrated Building Enclosure

Architects think about buildings as one, holistic, beautiful structure. More than the sum of its aesthetic parts, the building has a distinctive design with integrity and longevity.

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Top 6 Questions Asked about Rigid Insulation

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

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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

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Sustaining momentum for greener living | Dow Building & Construction

A high level thought leadership seminar hosted by Dow Building Solutions (DBS) in conjunction with the journal of the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects was held at the Building Centre in central London – a centre showcasing for innovation in building design

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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

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Why you should 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

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How Canadian Architects Can Simplify Building Envelope Design – In Conversation with Brian Lieburn

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

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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

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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..

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Announcing New GREAT STUFF PRO™ Gasket

Dow Announces the launch of GREAT STUFF PROTMGasket a water-based, one-component, compressible spray foam

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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

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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...

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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.

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Smart Building Design for Offices | Dow Building & Construction

Smart Building Design for Offices | Dow Building & Construction

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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 Canada...

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5 Reasons to Choose an Inverted Roof

Inverted roofs increasingly are becoming a popular alternative to traditional roofs as their benefits have become more apparent. Simply defined as a type of roof construction where...

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Amy Schmidt appointed Vice-Chair of committee to advance green building standards

While rarely hogging the sustainability spotlight, building codes play a key role in bringing about a more sustainable built environment. This is something we at Dow Building &.

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Dow Announces Non-Flammable Foam Adhesive for Trucks and Trailers

Latest adhesive designed to improve productivity

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Dow Announces FROTH-PAK™ ULTRA Premium Foam Insulation Partnership

Dow partners with Titan to introduce the first code approved low-pressure foam partnership to market, designed to optimize yield and increase productivity

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Dow Announces Commercial Wall Code Assessment Engine in Canada

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), announces a self-guided Commercial Code Assessment Engine in Canada

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New BIM objects launched for XENERGY™, STYROFOAM™, and PERIMATE™

We’ve launched new BIM objects for our building insulation product ranges; XENERGY™, STYROFOAM™, and PERIMATE™

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Improving Insulation by Lowering Thermal Conductivity

Materials that have a lower thermal conductivity provide better insulation for buildings and, consequently, reduce heating or cooling costs

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A Case Study on Using Innovative Building Design to Overcome Winter Weather Challenges

 

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

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75 Years of Innovation with STYROFOAM™ Infographic

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

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Dow Building Solutions receives BBA accreditation for XENERGY™ SL

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

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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.

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Dow Joins Smart Cities Council to Help Global Cities Become More Sustainable

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that it will join the Smart Cities Council, an alliance of companies collaborating to deliver frameworks and solutions for smarter.

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Dow Announces Agreement to Construct New STYROFOAM™ Brand Insulation Manufacturing Facility

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today its plans to construct a new manufacturing facility to be located in Burley, Idaho. The new facility will be operated by Dow Building

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Dow Building Solutions boosts XENERGY™ brand with launch of complementary insulation product

Dow Building Solutions has enhanced its extruded polystyrene (XPS) roofing insulation brand XENERGY™, with the launch of a new product specifically designed for use on parapets and..

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Dow Announces Clean Energy Mix for Manufacturing Sites

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), continues to remain a leader in the transition to a sustainable energy future with the announcement.

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Dow Building Solutions sets new standard in XPS roofing insulation with Green Guide Rating A+ for XENERGY™ SL

Dow has become the first company to attain a coveted Green Guide Rating A+ by BRE Global for its extruded polystyrene (XPS) roofing insulation product XENERGY™ SL. This certification..

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Costeux Named Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers

Stéphane Costeux, Ph.D., R&D fellow in Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has been elected a fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

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Dow Finds Moisture in Commonly Built Homes

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

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Dow Updates THERMAX XARMOR™ (ci) Exterior Insulation with Color Enhancement for Rainscreen Applications

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), announces a dark exterior facer to optimize THERMAX XARMOR™ (ci) Exterior Insulation in North.

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Dow UK wins prestigious innovation award for XENERGY™ roofing insulation

XENERGY™, the product of many years of development, has better insulation performance thanks to the addition of infra-red blocking particles to scatter and reflect heat radiation...

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Dow Celebrates 75 Years of Innovation with STYROFOAM™

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), is celebrating the 75 year anniversary of STYROFOAM™ Brand XPS Insulation, which has continued..

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Dow Participates in White House and Private-Sector Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Last week, the U.S. White House announced a suite of new private-sector commitments and executive actions that will reduce the use and emissions of the greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons..

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Dow Building Solutions Helps Bring Comfort and Lower Utility Bills to Local Builder’s Award Winning Home

Dow Building Solutions is excited to announce that Cobblestone Homes, two-time winner of the Greatest Builder in the Great Lakes Bay Region, has been awarded the U.S. Department of

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STYROFOAM™ Insulation Products Achieve New Sustainability Milestone

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), today announced STYROFOAM™ extruded polystyrene foam insulation products in North America have..

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Jane Palmieri Announced as New Co-Chair to Lead Alliance to Save Energy’s Board

The Alliance to Save Energy’s (Alliance) Board of Directors elected Jane Palmieri, business president of Dow Building and Construction at The Dow Chemical Company, to serve as Industry

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Dow and Habitat for Humanity Partner to Address Global Challenges in 2015

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Habitat for Humanity announced today plans to expand its partnership in 2015 to address global housing and sanitation issues, helping thousands of families across five continents

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Dow Building Solutions Earns National Vendor Award

Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), was awarded the 2014 Building Product Vendor of the Year by ENAP, Inc. at the Company’s 48th Annual...

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Dow Qualifies Commercial Quantities of FR-122P Polymeric Flame Retardant from ICL Industrial Products

Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), is pleased to announce the successful commercial quantity product qualification of FR-122P Polymeric..

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Imagine Homes Named First Dow Certified Outperformance Home + Solar Builder In North America

The Dow Chemical Company along with Imagine Homes, a San Antonio-based homebuilder leading the nation in high performance, green building technology, are excited to announce that

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TILE BOND™ Roof Tile Adhesive Receives UL Code Evaluation Report and Texas Department of Insurance (DOI) Approval

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, today announced TILE BOND™ Roof Tile Adhesive received UL Code Evaluation Report and approval by the Texas.

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Dow Launches Building Industry’s First Low-Pressure Spray Foam that Performs Like High-Pressure Drum Foam

Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, today introduced its newest innovation that truly is a game-changer for the spray foam industry. FROTH- PAK™ ULTRA

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Dow Fellow Gary Parsons Named by Building Science Corporation As Industry Expert Contributor to BuildingScience.com

A Drawing on his 30-year career in the construction industry, Dow Fellow, Gary Parsons, will be featured as an “Industry Expert” sharing his insights on topical discussions surrounding...

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Dow is Ten-Time Recipient of the Prestigious “Partners of Choice” Award

Dow Building Solutions (DBS) was recognized once again with the highly coveted "Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes for its industry leading commitment in quality and..

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Dow Produces First XPS Foam Material With New Sustainable Polymeric Flame Retardant in Europe

Dow Building Solutions, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), has successfully produced its first STYROFOAM™ extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam product containing the..

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New Campaign Encourages Michigan Residents to Cut Down on Wasted Energy

According to the U.S Energy Information Administration, Michigan households use 123 million Btu (British thermal unit, a traditional unit of energy) per home, about 38 percent more

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“Designing Recovery” Competition Award Recipients Selected

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), in partnership with Make It Right, St. Bernard Project, Architecture for Humanity and Dow Building Solutions recently concluded “Designing.

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Dow Introduces New Ultra Air Barrier Wall System Solutions

Continuing its dedication to working closely with industry professionals to deliver the right solutions for the right applications, Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of..

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AWarehouseFull and The Dow Chemical Company Donate Building Materials for Restoration Efforts Following Hurricane Sandy

Professional building tools and materials distributor AWarehouseFull is teaming up with The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), as part of a multi-pronged relief effort for Hurricane...

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Dow Building Solutions Recognized as the Only Nine-Time Consecutive Recipient of David Weekley Homes Prestigious “Partners of Choice” Award

oday, Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a market-facing business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, was recognized again with the highly coveted "Partners of Choice” Award from David.

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Dow Building Solutions and Designing Spaces™ Partner to Assist With a Rebuilding Together Project for an Underprivileged Family in Florida

As showcased on an upcoming three-part Designing Spaces™ special “Spaces of Hope – Rebuilding Together” airing on Lifetime Television on April 4th, Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a

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Dow Collaborates with Homebuilder to Create Nation's First Residential Test Community for Ground-Breaking Building Science Study

Science is enabling a new generation of energy efficient solutions for high-performance residential building. Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:

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Dow and Cobblestone Homes Redefine Renovation with Revitalize Home

Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW ), and Cobblestone Homes, a Great Lakes Bay Region home builder, have joined together on a living case-study...Read Article

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