Case Studies

Dreaming Big in South Carolina: A School Model for the 21st Century

The efficiency of this South Carolina building’s envelope is just one element of a wider sustainability program, driven in part by innovations in chemistry.

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Case Studies

Home Depot’s Top Picks for Product Innovation 2017

Vinyl flooring product wins Home Depot 2017 Product Innovation Award. Vinyl flooring is incredibly durable and resilient.

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Case Studies

Chemistry and Construction Materials

Whether it is building materials such as flexible piping, wind-resistant roofing, laminated glass, and projectile-resistant doors, the chemical industry will continue to innovate materials for resilient architecture and design.

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Energy Efficiency

This Tiny House is a Big Deal

Smaller dwellings like tiny homes can take big steps for the environment using innovative materials.

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Case Studies

At NIST Net-Zero Energy House, Energy Efficiency, Clean Air Are Compatible Goals

Even with its airtight construction, air quality inside the two-story, net-zero energy house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) bests the air quality in new, conventionally built houses, researchers report.

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Product Safety

How Stevens’ Sure House Responds to Hurricane Sandy

Building materials can help the Jersey shore and other coastal areas bounce back from the damaging effects of storms and hurricanes. Learn more about the SURE HOUSE, Stevens Institute of Technology’s entry into the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon competition.

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Case Studies

Preserving and Protecting Cleveland’s Theater District Finds Success with Spray-foam Insulation

Cleveland’s Playhouse Square district is a textbook example of historic preservation and reuse with building materials enabled by chemistry.

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