Dow Conducting Big Experiment on Code Insulation Levels

Dow putting insulation to (real-life) test

The Detroit News, December 6, 2013

You have heard me preach that sealing drafts in your home and upgrading your insulation are investments that will provide you with a good return over time. Now Dow Building Solutions is taking that philosophy one step further and is conducting a real-world research project in Midland to determine the impact energy efficient measures can have on a new home’s utility bills, durability and comfort levels.

Dow Building Solutions ( is a business unit of Dow Chemical Company and has been involved in developing solutions to maximize energy efficiency and improve a home’s comfort levels for more than 60 years. Now the company is testing its products with the Twelve Energy Efficiency Test Homes (TEETH) project. Dow, in collaboration with Cobblestone Homes ( launched the project in 2012 with the construction of 12 almost identical test homes featuring a different combination of whole-house insulation and air sealing improvements.

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