Energy Efficiency & Sustainability

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The Green Scene

hands raising globeGreen. It may be a new buzzword, but it's not a new concept at Dow Building Solutions. Dow has been on the "green scene" since well before the invention of STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene Insulation 60 years ago, and we continue to develop building products that enhance energy efficiency for the life of a building.

Dow's trademark BLUE™ signifies more than the remarkable insulation material that launched one of the industry's broadest portfolios of energy-efficient product solutions. All over the world, products and systems backed by our proud BLUE™ heritage are essential elements of today's green designs.

Dow and Cobblestone Celebrate Opening of Second Net-Zero Energy Home During Midland Spring Parade of Homes
Invision Zero Home
The Dow Chemical Company and Cobblestone Homes – a Great Lakes Bay region homebuilder focused on energy-efficiency – will introduce a new net-zero energy home on May 7, during the Midland, Mich., Spring Parade of Homes. Take a video tour...
Featured Video: The Sustainability Journey

Dow Solar Design to Zero Competition
Solar contestDow proudly sponsors the international Dow Solar Design to Zero Competition. The competition presents a global opportunity to underscore and showcase Dow’s focused commitment and vision to help solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Click to learn more...


Styrene Industry and XPSA Contest Unwarranted Listing of Styrene in RoC
06/22/11 – XPSA Contests the Unwarranted Listing of Styrene in 12th Report on Carcinogens Click to learn more.
06/10/11 — Styrene Industry Will Contest Vigorously the Unwarranted Listing of Styrene in 12th Report on Carcinogens. (PDF of Press Release)

Vancouver Public Library buildingImpressive Shelf Life
Green Roof PMR • Vancouver Public Library



house under construction A New Frame of Reference
Passive House Project • Padua, Italy




Trinity Christian School buildingLearning To Grow
THERMAX Wall System • Shorewood, Illinois


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