Dow fellow of carbon mitigation and Olympic and sports solutions Mike Mazor, middle, stands with Institute chairperson Joseph Donovan, left, and Institute president Lakisha Woods, right, upon accepting a 2018 Beyond Green Honor Award. Photo courtesy of the National Institute of Building Sciences

Over 4.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) were mitigated through carbon reduction projects implemented by Dow in its role as the official carbon partner of the organizing committees of Olympic Games Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Of the total volume of carbon mitigated, 3 million metric tons is attributed to built environment projects. This, and the fact that the company is now applying this proven framework on a global scale in its role as the official carbon partner of the IOC, earned Dow a first-place medal of its own in the innovations for high-performance buildings and communities category of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) 2018 Beyond Green High Performance Building and Community Awards.

The NIBS Beyond Green Awards honor initiatives that are shaping the high-performance building market and catalyzing real-world application of innovative design and construction practices. As an honor award winner, Dow’s projects were recognized and presented to the building community in January at Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Conference and Expo.

“We are thrilled that our collaborations are being recognized for their ability to drive change and deliver third-party verified carbon reductions,” says Nicoletta Piccolrovazzi, global director for sustainability and technology at Dow Olympic and Sports Solutions. “Our built environment projects have the capacity to offer locally relevant solutions for the construction sector, and at the same time, advance more sustainable technologies across the value chain.”