Dow Building Solutions Supports Habitat For Humanity Initiatives
Foam insulation and air sealing product donations provided for 70-house project in Jonesboro, GA
MIDLAND, Mich. – March 2, 2011 – Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is donating insulation and air sealing products in support of Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. Dow will provide select products from its building envelope product portfolio, including STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation, GREAT STUFF™ Window & Door Insulating Foam Sealant, the new GREAT STUFF™ Work Wipes and other products, as needed, for a Jonesboro, Ga. home construction project of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity.
Launched by Habitat for Humanity International in 2009, the Neighborhood Revitalization program is designed to help Habitat U.S. affiliates support homeowners in distressed neighborhoods suffering from high foreclosure rates, abandonment and home maintenance issues. Southern Crescent Habitat is partnering with 70 low-income homeowners to complete exterior improvements and maintenance work, weatherization and energy efficiency upgrades on their homes.
“This marks the 30th year that Dow has supported Habitat for Humanity initiatives, and we are especially glad to participate in this initiative for revitalizing and retrofitting some of America’s most distressed neighborhoods,” said Scott Young, global director of energy efficiency and sustainability for Dow Building Solutions. “The Jonesboro Neighborhood Revitalization program aligns with many of Dow’s 2015 Sustainability Goals, including energy efficiency, community success and local protection of human health and the environment.”
“Dow Building Solutions has been a longtime partner and supporter of Habitat for Humanity, and we are very pleased to be working together again on a project which will provide much needed help for this community,” said Larry Gluth, senior vice president of U.S. and Canada for Habitat for Humanity International. “Weatherization helps create affordable housing that's energy efficient and can help low-income homeowners save money on energy bills for years to come. We are grateful for Dow’s support.”
Products offered for this initiative include GREAT STUFF™ Window & Door Insulating Foam Sealant and GREAT STUFF PRO™ Insulating Foam Sealants, the new GREAT STUFF™ Work Wipes and STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation.
About Dow Building Solutions
Dow Building Solutions has a 60+ year legacy of providing energy saving solutions to the global commercial and residential construction industry, which began with the launch of its flagship STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation, one of the most recognized brands of insulation in the world. A market-facing business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Building Solutions offers exceptional building science expertise to help builders, designers, architects and home/building owners reduce energy costs and protect against wind, rain and moisture, while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. More information about Dow Building Solutions can be found at www.dowbuildingsolutions.com
Dow (NYSE: Dow) combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 400,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 2 million people. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit Habitat.org.