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Dow Corning at Greenbuild: to Display 121 Structural Glazing Sealant for Repair and more

Published on 2014-10-07. Author : SpecialChem

Today's building trends point to sustainable construction, which means architects, designers and contractors are seeking to maximize thermal performance of glass curtainwalls, achieve long-lasting protection from air and water, and increase construction site productivity – all without sacrificing the ever-important design freedom that enables aesthetically pleasing buildings. Dow Corning Corporation – a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation – continues to introduce technologies to address these needs and will spotlight a number of them during October's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

Dow Corning also will host a book giveaway and signing with an industry pioneer during the expo. Additionally, one of Dow Corning's corporation-wide sustainability experts will be a panelist during a pre-conference summit.

Technologies on display at Greenbuild

Dow Corning will showcase some of its most recent technologies at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Oct. 22 through 24 at Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The company will be in Expo Booth 701.

Featured products include silicone solutions designed to enable sustainable construction while also allowing architects and designers the design freedom they desire:
  • High-performance insulation for next-generation façades – Meet thermal bridging challenges with thin-profile Dow Corning® HPI-1000 Building Insulation Blanket. Enable slim wall constructions with high R-value performance with Architectural Insulation Modules (AIM™) whose Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) has been certified by UL Environment.
  • The Dow Corning® Silicone Air Barrier System – Overcome the shortcomings of other air and water barriers with this suite of compatible high-performance silicone products engineered to resist extreme environmental conditions.
  • Dow Corning® 121 Structural Glazing Sealant – Simplifies repair; easy to install; speeds production times compared to one-part structural glazing sealing.

Meet 'Explosion Green' author at Dow Corning booth

David Gottfried, CEO of Regenerative Ventures, will distribute and sign his new book, "Explosion Green," at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Dow Corning's expo booth. According to explosiongreen.com, the book is a 20-year account of the green building industry that focuses on "the inner workings of the building industry as it comes to grips with the imperative for environmentally friendly practices. It describes how the industry has evolved, and how this evolution has helped fight climate change and prevent further damage to the environment while creating a multibillion-dollar industry." A complimentary copy of the book will be provided to the first 100 visitors to the booth during Gottfried's appearance.

Dow Corning sustainability expert to speak on panel

Jennifer Princing, who leads Dow Corning's life cycle assessment initiatives, will be a panelist in a session titled "I'm Just a Bill" (session MH06) during the Materials and Human Health Summit. The session, which is scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21, will focus on the bill of materials (BOM) in a building project, including explanations and limitations of key transparency systems, a discussion of how manufacturers along the supply chain can use transparency tools to communicate critical information, and information regarding how to define a product within LEED® and within the wider building materials market.

Solutions based on proven technology

"Architects and building component designers need innovative materials to help them achieve their sustainable building goals while still feeling they have creative freedom. But they also need the assurance that those materials are based on proven technology," said Dow Corning New Business Market Development Leader Paul Wisniewski. "Dow Corning is capitalizing on our 70-plus years of silicon-based technology expertise to provide those solutions."

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company's Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States.

About High Performance Building Solutions

Dow Corning is collaborating with industry professionals around the world to develop solutions to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, reduce the eco-footprint of construction materials, and improve the health and safety of building occupants. Taking a holistic approach, Dow Corning brings together expertise from across the company to help customers find solutions to a wide range of high performance building challenges. Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions include proven materials for structural and protective glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, window and door fabrication, and building materials protection, as well as innovations for high-efficiency insulation, LED lighting, thermal management systems, and the incorporation of photovoltaic cells and solar panels into building design.

About Jennifer Princing

Jennifer Princing has led Dow Corning's efforts in life cycle assessment since 2008. She produced Dow Corning's first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and is managing the program for expanding the company's disclosures, including additional EPDs and Health Product Declarations (HPDs). She also is participating in an industry Product Category Rule (PCR) development project. One area of focus is developing the internal business case for sustainability initiatives. Princing also is responsible for Dow Corning's external sustainability disclosures, including the corporate sustainability report and responses to customer requests for corporate sustainability performance data and the environmental profiles of our products. Princing has presented or participated in expert panels at the American Council for Life Cycle Assessment, Product Sustainability Roundtable and Greenbuild.

About David Gottfried

Regenerative Ventures CEO David Gottfried has served the global building industry for more than three decades. He has a passion for improving building performance, founding and coaching greenbuild-tech start-ups, and inspiring transformation. He founded both the U.S. Green Building Council and World Green Building Council.

Source: Dow Corning


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