Valérie Hayez, Global Façade Engineering & Architectural Design Engineer at Dow Silicones, sat down with GPD for their online series Theme Park to explore their carbon-neutral silicones technology.
Dow has the will to take a leading role in supporting the development and implementation of a more circular economy, taking into account a product’s lifecycle – from creation to use to disposal – in everything we do and generate.
Dow has recently been focusing on developing sustainable raw materials and sustainable production to reduce their footprint through various environmental, social and governance investments (ESG). Dow is the very first silicone manufacturer that will offset the carbon footprint for the silicone used on a project-by-project basis, through the supply of registered carbon offsets that will net zero the carbon footprint of the material used. The silicone sealant’s contribution to building’s scope 3 emission can now be neutralized through this unique offering.
It is important to note that these carbon-neutral silicones do not only contribute to a sustainable construction design through their sourcing and production, but also through their use. Carbon-neutral silicones can help to enable a sustainable design, through material and energy efficiency. Operational and embodied carbon savings of new high-performance façade design and in existing building stock can be realised through a combination of design and engineering of carbon-neutral silicones.
Watch the full interview in the video below:
Read more about Dow’s carbon-neutral silicones in the exlcusive article for IGS Magazine: Carbon Neutral Silicones in Façades – A window of opportunity
Video courtesy of GPD