Dow Building Solutions is donating insulation and air sealing products in support of Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. The manufacturer will provide select products from its building envelope product portfolio, including Styrofoam Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation, Great Stuff Window & Door Insulating Foam Sealant and Work Wipes, and other products, as needed, for a Jonesboro, Ga., home construction project of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity.
Launched by Habitat for Humanity International in 2009, the Neighborhood Revitalization program is designed to help Habitat U.S. affiliates support homeowners in distressed neighborhoods suffering from high foreclosure rates, abandonment and home maintenance issues. Southern Crescent Habitat is partnering with 70 low-income homeowners to complete exterior improvements and maintenance work, weatherization and energy efficiency upgrades on their homes.
“This marks the 30th year that Dow has supported Habitat for Humanity initiatives, and we are especially glad to participate in this initiative for revitalizing and retrofitting some of America’s most distressed neighborhoods,” said Scott Young, global director of energy efficiency and sustainability for Dow Building Solutions. “The Jonesboro Neighborhood Revitalization program aligns with many of Dow’s 2015 Sustainability Goals, including energy efficiency, community success and local protection of human health and the environment.”
“Dow Building Solutions has been a longtime partner and supporter of Habitat for Humanity, and we are very pleased to be working together again on a project which will provide much needed help for this community,” said Larry Gluth, senior vice president of U.S. and Canada for Habitat for Humanity International. “Weatherization helps create affordable housing that’s energy efficient and can help low-income homeowners save.”