First façade silicones verified by PAS 2060 standard for carbon neutrality
Address key application requirements on high-performance building façades
Benefit from the world’s first commercially available project-specific carbon-neutral silicones for building façade applications. Dow Building Science has a strong commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and help address climate change. With more than 50 years of innovation and global leadership in structural silicone glazing, Dow is the first to offer high-performance bonding silicones with externally verified carbon neutrality and a global service offered on a project-by-project basis.
Dow’s service theme, “Building with more freedom by engineering less impact,” will underscore how our carbon-neutral silicones for bonding and structural glazing can help reduce the environmental impact of buildings, achieve better green-building certification ratings and help limit the creation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that contribute to earth’s climate changes.
Following procedures required by the internationally recognized PAS 2060 verified carbon neutrality standard, our carbon-neutral DOWSIL™ Brand Silicone Sealants offer key sustainability advantages for structural glazing, insulating glass and weathersealing systems. This includes an audited commitment to continuously reduce the level of embodied carbon. From design to reality, Dow engineering and design knowledge together with these value-added silicones and global services can help secure additional green-building credits, enhance architectural brand reputation, and promote sustainability for the built environment of tomorrow.
Leading the way in decreasing the embodied carbon in construction materials, Dow will support our carbon-neutral silicones with Verified Carbon Neutrality Certificates, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and comprehensive Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) data.
Dow’s back-integrated silicone manufacturing makes the difference
With the benefit of back integration in its silicone production capabilities, Dow is developing the low-carbon silicon metal needed for our innovative silicones at its sites in South America with locally sourced raw materials (quartz, wood chips and charcoal), renewable energy and reforestation programs.
To strengthen this competitive edge, Dow also is building significant social capital in the local communities with various work, educational and healthcare programs. Owning and managing two tracts of Amazon Forest, Dow has sizable carbon sinks available to facilitate increasing carbon neutrality for its product technologies.
Build tomorrow with carbon neutrality
Dow’s carbon-neutral silicones – a service audited per the recognized PAS 2060 global standard for verified carbon neutrality – that can help reduce embodied carbon in building façade applications and help shape a more sustainable future.