The United States Department of Energy has awarded $1.2 million to Dow Corning Corporation to develop an insulating facade system that may significantly increase the energy efficiency of commercial buildings.
United States Department of Energy has awarded $1.2 million to Dow Corning
Corporation to develop an insulating facade system that may significantly
increase the energy efficiency of commercial buildings.
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
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 environment.”
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.
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