by Brianna Crandall — March 15, 2021 — DuPont Performance Building Solutions (PBS) says it is committed to a more sustainable future, which includes intentional action on climate change. Recent product innovation is delivering reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and lower embodied carbon profiles for two long-popular brands: DuPont Styrofoam Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation and Froth-Pak Spray Foam. The reformulated products are being introduced in 2021.
Jeff Hansbro, global advocacy director, DuPont, remarked:
With DuPont’s leadership position in the construction industry, we are driving a meaningful and immediate reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as we launch our reduced global warming potential products.
DuPont points out that embodied carbon and operational carbon must be managed to address climate change appropriately in the built environment. High-performing buildings include the installation of quality insulation and air-sealing products to decrease operational energy usage through a reduction in heating and cooling needs. This contributes to more comfortable and affordable environments to live, work and play.
Both Styrofoam Brand Extruded Polystyrene and Froth-Pak Spray Foam product lines offer immediate and long-term carbon mitigation through the reduction of energy usage.
The building and construction industry accounts for nearly 40 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, and the manufacturing of building materials accounts for 11 percent of global carbon emissions. As part of the global solution to address climate change, the building industry must achieve carbon neutrality and deliver solutions focused on climate resiliency.
DuPont says it celebrates the US rejoining the Paris Agreement and has always supported policies and actions that address climate change. DuPont supports customers and communities in creating solutions across all six sides of the building envelope, focusing research investment and scientific talent on developing technologies and materials to enable low-carbon energy generation and improve energy efficiency. Learn more about DuPont’s position on climate change.
Leveraging decades of building science expertise to address industry challenges, DuPont PBS recently announced its 2030 Sustainability Goals, which include a 75-percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from operations relative to 2019. Find out more about the PBS sustainability goals.
Grounded in science, DuPont Performance Building Solutions and Corian Design are working alongside those who also seek a sustainable tomorrow to help people thrive at home and in their communities for years to come. By developing solutions for managing the air, water and thermal performance of buildings and residences, they help their customers build energy-efficient, resilient and durable shelters in a rapidly changing world. Backed by extensive industry insight, building knowledge and technical support, as well as world-class brands such as Styrofoam Brand, Tyvek, and Great Stuff, their products and services portfolio enables customers to focus on what they do best, no matter where and how they choose to build.
DuPont is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Its employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, healthcare and worker safety.