Award-Winning Green Building Solutions From Dow
THERMAX™ Wall System provides continuous insulation (ci) value, air barrier protection and a flashing system in one easy-to-install system that simplifies sourcing and reduces scheduling time. The system meets thermal, fire, air, bulk water and moisture code requirements while enabling a thinner wall profile that maximizes usable interior space. THERMAX™ Wall System earned a 2009 Green Products Award from Building Products magazine.
STYROFOAM SIS™ Brand Structural Insulated Sheathing combines the structural properties of wood bracing, the water-resistant properties of house wrap and the energy-saving benefits of insulation in a once-around the house, light-weight application that frames and insulates. The three-in-one solution eliminates the need for wood and/or OSB sheathing, reduces installation time, and reduces air infiltration, which accounts for up to 40% of heating and cooling costs according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
In 2009, SYTROFOAM SIS™ Brand Structural Insulated Sheathing was named Building Products magazine's "Most Valuable Product" and earned a Green Products Award.
Reflective insulating membranes from Dow combat Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI), a consequence of urban landscapes where paved roads, parking lots, and rooftops absorb solar radiation and create an island of heat around a metropolitan area. Reflective membrane roofing is one of the fastest growing segments in commercial roofing and can reduce a building's air conditioning energy use by 20% to 30%.1
For flat roof configurations, Dow offers protected membrane roofing (PMR) technology that was developed in the 1970s and is finding new use as the foundation for green landscapes atop commercial buildings. The living landscapes keep buildings cooler, lower utility bills, and help reduce the overall carbon footprint for commercial structures.
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1 Cool the Neighborhood, Cool the Planet, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Environmental Energy Technologies Division