Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
The world’s first commercially available carbon neutrality service is being launched by Dow, offering selected silicone sealants for more sustainable building façade structural glazing, insulating glass and weathersealing. The project-specific service is aligned with industry efforts to reduce embodied carbon in construction materials and limit greenhouse gases to combat climate change. Audited processes of the widely recognized PAS 2060 standard help ensure verified carbon neutrality. Carbon-neutral silicones are supported with Verified Carbon Neutrality Certificates, externally audited Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and certified Life Cycle Analyses (LCAs). The innovative service allows designing with more freedom by engineering less impact.
- Learn why reducing embodied carbon in building materials such as silicones is important for reducing greenhouse gases.
- Describe the key elements of the PAS 2060 standard to help ensure verified carbon neutrality.
- Recognize the carbon-neutral DOWSIL™ Brand Silicone Sealants that are available for three different building façade applications.
- Identify the benefits that the project-specific carbon neutrality service can offer architects, design consultants and building owners.