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Dow Corning receives $1.2 million from U.S. Department of Energy to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings
The United States Department of Energy has awarded $1.2 million to Dow
Corning Corporation to develop an insulating façade system that may
significantly increase the energy efficiency of commercial buildings.
The funding will assist Dow Corning in the development of a silicon-based
high-efficiency building insulation system which could be used in retro-fit and
new construction applications.
The insulation project is focused on achieving thermal resistance values of
R-40 or greater for exterior insulation and finish systems, which would make
building facades as many as eight times more energy efficient.
“We commend Secretary Chu and the Department of Energy’s commitment to reducing
energy usage of U.S. buildings,” said Stephanie Burns, Dow Corning chairman,
president and CEO. “These DOE investments will help the United States take
another step towards economic recovery, energy independence and a cleaner
Dow Corning’s energy efficient insulation material is one of 58 projects
awarded more than $76 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding
by the DOE to support advanced energy-efficient building technology projects
and the development of training programs for commercial building equipment
technicians, building operators, and energy auditors.
“These projects will help the United States lead the world in advancing
energy-efficient technologies,” said U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
“Energy-efficient commercial buildings will help our country cut its carbon
emissions and energy costs while the training programs will upgrade the skills
of the current workforce and attract the next generation to careers in the
emerging clean-energy economy.”
About Dow Corning
Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to
serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global
leader in silicones, silicon-based technology
and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services
via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands.
Dow Corning is a joint venture equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company
and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales
are outside the United States.
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