STYROFOAM insulation products achieve sustainability milestone

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of Dow Chemical Co., has announced that 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. The verification marks the latest sustainability milestone for Dow insulation products, which also hold Cradle to Cradle certification, according to a company release.   

"UL Environment is proud to have worked with Dow Building Solutions to validate the recycled content claims for their STYROFOAM insulation products," said Lisa Meier, vice president and general manager of UL Environment. "Dow’s pursuit of third-party substantiation demonstrates their commitment to scientifically backed, credible communication about this sustainability attribute." 

For more than 70 years, DBS has been a recognized leader in the building industry, delivering energy-efficient solutions that conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including Dow’s flagship STYROFOAM brand. The UL Environment validation underscores the company’s drive to constantly improve, innovate and perfect building envelope science to deliver more sustainable, safer solutions and ultimately help advance a more sustainable planet and society as part of the company’s 2025 Sustainability Goals.

“This certification is just one more example of DBS’ ongoing commitment to deliver solutions that meet and exceed market demands today and in the future,” said Matthew Marchel, business director, Dow Building Solutions. “This UL Environment validation is one more step in our sustainability journey, one that is deep-rooted, spans decades and is based on our legacy of innovation, leadership and action.” 


Topics: Building Owners and Managers, Construction Firms, Energy Recovery & Heat Recovery Ventilation, Energy Saving Products, Engineering Firms, Exteriors, Insulation, Moisture and Vapor Management, Sustainable Trends and Statistics, Technology, Thermal Envelope - Building Envelope, Urban Planning and Design, Ventilation, Wall Systems / Curtain Walls

Companies: Dow Building Solutions

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