Floor protection wrap ensures indoor air quality throughout construction

Floor protection wrap ensures indoor air quality throughout construction

The homeowners wanted to reduce the risk of dust and mold in their new high performance home.

Executing a Comprehensive Home Insulation Plan

Executing a Comprehensive Home Insulation Plan

A comprehensive insulation effort can elevate any home into a model of efficiency. Guarding against air leaks and moisture not only contributes to lower energy bills, but also added comfort for the homeowner. This white paper takes a look at insulation and air sealing strategies for foundations, basements, crawl spaces, walls, roofs, and attics.

Polystyrene foam insulation certified for recycled content

Polystyrene foam insulation certified for recycled content

Dow's STYROFOAM extruded polystyrene foam insulation products in North America have received validation from UL Environment that they contain 20 percent pre-consumer recycled content on average.

Introducing the low pressure foam that thinks it's high pressure

Introducing the low pressure foam that thinks it's high pressure

With the introduction of FROTH-PAK™ ULTRA Premium Foam Insulation, builders can get the same performance attributes as high-pressure foam in a low-pressure spray foam system, without the expense of a rig.

Dow wins prestigious David Weekley Homes partner award for 11th time

Dow wins prestigious David Weekley Homes partner award for 11th time

An award-winning company itself, David Weekley Homes has been evaluating suppliers for over a decade and honoring the best in class with its prestigious award.

A checklist for keeping your home cool in the summer

A checklist for keeping your home cool in the summer

With summer and hotter temperatures upon us, a home’s attic is often a prime source for rising energy expenses during June, July and August as your HVAC system works to try to keep your home cool.

Secrets behind the walls of 3 high performance green homes

Secrets behind the walls of 3 high performance green homes

It's easy being green; after all, there are many ways to design and build a high performance green home.

Five facts you should know about insulation and air sealing

Five facts you should know about insulation and air sealing

Insulation and air sealing play a key role in your home, helping keep them cool in summer and warm in winter. Here are five facts about both – and reasons why neither should be overlooked.

The Importance of Protecting Attics in Warmer Months

The Importance of Protecting Attics in Warmer Months

The heat trapped inside an attic can cause temperatures to surpass 160 degrees. That means HVAC systems are working harder than they should have to, affecting durability, longevity and, in the immediate term, resulting in escalating cooling costs. This white paper identifies proper insulation and sealing techniques for a home's attic space.

 Students get an inside look at high performance home building

Students get an inside look at high performance home building

The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.

Foam insulation panels help seal buildings against moisture

Foam insulation panels help seal buildings against moisture

It's a matter of when, not if, water will get behind the exterior cladding.

Spray foam insulation is easer with a new portable rig

Spray foam insulation is easer with a new portable rig

For contractors and builders, spray foam installation is easer with a portable foam rig that has the power of a larger system.

Seal the building envelope with innovative products

Seal the building envelope with innovative products

Air sealing offers a proven and cost-effective solution for reducing energy expenses and increasing the energy efficiency of a home.

Build an Outperformance Home to Exceed Building Codes and Expectations

Build an Outperformance Home to Exceed Building Codes and Expectations

Meeting minimum performance when building a home is out. Dow Building Solutions explains why building an "Outperformance" home and exceeding building code is becoming more important.

Green building Q&A: plastics industry delivers energy efficiency innovations

Green building Q&A: plastics industry delivers energy efficiency innovations

As building codes require greater levels of efficiency, the building products industry is responding with innovations that will help make homes greener.

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

With the phase out of larger incandescent bulbs, homeowners and builders are turning to LED lighting for energy-efficient alternatives.

My Green Kitchen: Where Style & Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand

My Green Kitchen: Where Style & Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand

A behind-the-scenes account of designing and building an award-winning green home.

Fiberglass windows deliver energy savings for Proud Green Home of St Louis

Fiberglass windows deliver energy savings for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As part of the building strategy to a tight building envelope, high performance windows play a key role in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

Proud Green Home of St Louis opens its doors

Proud Green Home of St Louis opens its doors

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis opened its doors, celebrating the completion of this high performance home.

Geothermal heating and cooling saves energy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Geothermal heating and cooling saves energy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Geothermal heating using a ground source heat pump is considered one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a home.

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