Dow Chemical unit hits 100% renewable power at manufacturing sites - Smart Energy Decisions

Industrial, Sourcing Renewables  -  May 20, 2016

Dow Chemical unit hits 100% renewable power at manufacturing sites

Dow Buildings Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., said May 19 that it has reached 100% renewable energy procurement for the North American manufacturing operations of a number of its products for 2016.

The clean energy used to power the business unit's trademarked Styrofoam Brand XPS insulation, Thermax Brand insulation, Froth-Pak spray foam insulation and Great Stuff insulating foam sealant includes both on and offsite generation, according to a news release. An allocated portion of the electricity has been secured through renewable energy credits, or RECs, and applied exclusively to manufacturing plants for Dow Building Solutions' residential and commercial products.

The announcement builds on Dow Chemical's news just days earlier that it was increasing its renewable energy target by 350 MW. 

Dow Chemical said it has a central energy business dedicated to energy generation, purchasing and allocation of energy to manufacturing sites across North America. Through the four pillars of its energy plan — conserve, optimize, accelerate, transition — the company says it is strategically placed to use competitively priced energy while minimizing its environmental impact.  

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