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Greenbuild 2021: Driving Change through Education & Collaboration

Collaboration and information sharing at events like USGBC’s upcoming Greenbuild Conference are vital to driving progress in green buildings.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) believes in the power of collaboration to drive change and innovation. During the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Greenbuild conference, leaders in green building come together to share exemplary practices and learn about new products and trends that can help enhance sustainability, resiliency, health and wellness in the built environment.

ACC and our members are committed to being a part of these important discussions, as the products of chemistry contribute to innovative solutions that can help tackle the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges, from addressing climate change and carbon impacts to enhancing building resiliency and promoting understanding of materials science and informed product selection. 

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Addressing Climate Change & Carbon Impacts

Addressing climate change is crucial to creating a healthy and sustainable planet. From renewable energy sources and building materials that help save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, chemical products and technologies are vital to support the fight against climate change.
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Enhancing Building Resiliency

In the wake of increasing natural disasters and a growing population, investing in buildings that can withstand damage and recover quickly is critical. The products of chemistry can play a key role in enhancing building resiliency, enabling affordable housing, and growing communities.
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Understanding Materials Science

Chemistry is crucial to the innovative materials used in buildings to help enhance sustainability, health and wellness. But, demystifying chemistry in materials can be challenging for product specifiers. The chemical industry is committed to helping stakeholders make informed product selection to meet building goals and certifications.

Related Resources:

  • ACC and its member companies are committed to enhancing access to information about the products of chemistry which are used in creating healthy, high-performance, and sustainable building products. Learn more.
  • To help strengthen understanding of chemistry’s role in creating a more sustainable future for the building and construction industry, ACC has developed a series of educational courses for architects and designers to earn CEU credits. View CEU courses here.
  • Want to learn more about how chemistry contributes to our homes and buildings? Learn more about how chemistry enhances building performance.
  • In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the primary regulator of the safety of chemical products in commerce. But how does EPA regulate chemicals, and are there really thousands of untested chemicals in products? Click here to learn more about how chemicals are reviewed and tested.