Smart science: Carbon- neutral silicones for more sustainable building facades.
The first-ever carbon neutrality service is now available for silicones used in structural glazing, insulating glass and weather sealing applications on high performance building facades. Produced in compliance with the international recognized PAS 2060 verified carbon neutrality standard, carbon-neutral DOWSIL™ Brand Silicone sealants can support green-building design initiatives, enhance façade sustainability, and improve green-building ratings.
Designing with more freedom by engineering less Impact!
With this breakthrough, commercially available carbon neutrality service to help reduce construction greenhouse gases, Dow aims to help ensure market trust and specifier confidence by adhering to PAS2060 standard and avoiding claims of “greenwashing”. Key steps for verified carbon neutrality include
• Calculate embodied carbon and lower carbon footprint
• Identify opportunities for continued emission reduction
• Implement plan and determine reduced footprint
• Offset remaining CO2 emissions
• Offer a qualifying explanatory statement (QES) for review by independent experts
• Gain carbon-neutral silicone certification
Carbon-neutral silicones from Dow can contribute to energy and material efficiency in façades. Benefits can include reduced aluminum usage and enhanced carbon balance. On a 30,000 m2 façade, up to 600 tons of CO2 equivalent can be saved.
Architects and building designers can request the Dow carbon neutrality service on specific projects globally that involve DOWSIL™ Brand Silicone Sealants for façades.
In addition to carbon neutral silicones, Dow continues to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for the building and infrastructure markets. For more information on the latest developments, please visit our Dow Building Science website : dow.com/buildingscience