Dow Building Solutions has converted its Riverside Plant in Pevely, Mo., which manufactures Styrofoam Brand Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation to its new zero ozone-depleting, no-VOC foaming agent technology.

“Green builders and architects know how effective foam insulation is in reducing energy consumption in buildings,” said Torsten Kraef, Business Group vice president, Dow Building and Construction. “We actively put significant resources towards developing this new, non-ODP foaming agent technology to meet the needs of our customers and we’re pleased to see this objective realized.”

Riverside marks the sixth and final conversion of Dow facilities to its new foaming agent technology.

The new proprietary technology was developed by a team led by Dow’s Simon P. Lee, who was recognized by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for his contribution to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

The new technology has not affected Dow’s ability to recycle scrap Styrofoam XPS Foam Insulation back into the production line either-just as its plants have been doing for many years.

Dow Building Solutions’ building envelope products have received the National Association of Home Builders Research Center Green Approved mark, making Dow the first to have its line of energy saving insulation and air sealing products eligible for meeting mandatory requirements or earning points under the National Green Building Standard.