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Environmental Innovation

From enhancing energy efficiency to reducing embodied carbon and improving building resiliency, the products of chemistry contribute to innovative solutions that can help address the world’s most pressing environmental and sustainability challenges.

Advances in chemistry help provide many high-performance materials and products used in building, design and construction, from roof membranes that enable cool and living roofs, to sealants and caulks used to keep basements dry.
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Energy Efficiency

Chemistry creates solutions that help advance energy efficiency in buildings.
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Embodied Carbon

Managing carbon and other GHG emissions is an effective way to help address climate change.
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Life Cycle Assessments

Life cycle assessments are a comprehensive tool used to systematically evaluate multiple potential environmental impacts of a product or process throughout its lifespan.
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Water Impacts

Building materials can help architects, designers and building managers achieve effective conservation, reuse and water quality goals.
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Designing for Circularity

Applying principles of circularity to the built environment can help achieve global and regional sustainability goals.