Midland, Michigan - Dow Building Solutions' business services centre building has been awarded a merit in the 2012 America's Best Buildings of the Year awards programme.
The three-building, 205 000 sq.ft. (19 045 sq.m) campus in Midland, Michigan, was designed to consume 20 percent less energy than required by current building codes, using Dow's insulation and air sealing products, the company said. It is also on target to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification.
"From the design phase, to the execution, this project allowed us to employ our building science expertise to deliver an energy-efficient facility that demonstrates how our solutions contribute to sustainable buildings now and in the future," said Michael Kontranowski, innovation and sustainability manager, Dow Building Solutions.
The building products included Froth-Park two component spray polyurethane foam insulation, which was used to seal roof and wall junctures, the roof perimeter, and other air infiltration points, as well as Great Stuff Pro, a heavy-duty PU foam adhesive, which Dow says provides a moisture-resistant seal and helps reduce air leakage.