Buildings account for about 36% of global energy consumption and about 39% of global energy related CO2 emissions. To meet the international energy and environmental challenges, it’s essential that we find new ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings. If existing cost-effective and low-carbon building technologies were used more widely, building energy use could drop by as much as 20%.
DuPont Performance Building Solutions (PBS) is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the U.S.– China Clean Energy Research Center efforts to share and develop technology to drive building energy efficiency in the world’s two largest economies. DuPont PBS is also collaborating, by providing thought leadership and access to innovative building solutions, with the U.S. Green Building Council to help Cities and Communities globally in their drive towards Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities Certification program.
The 50 top leaders at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences have identified seven central goals and two focus areas within the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In autumn, the company will host a workshop presenting tools for others with the same ambitions.
Expectant mothers can wake up to a wellness report of their unborn child and be notified if fetal heartbeat and movement are within acceptable ranges with the new Owlet Band, winner of two CES awards in the categories of Wearable Technology and Tech to Change the World. Specialized sensors housed in a fabric band that sits around the mother's abdomen track fetal heart rate and kick count, sending real-time data to a smartphone.
The agreement, supported by an initial investment of more than one million euros mainly made by DuPont, exemplifies the concept of circular economy and will lead to significant reductions in energy, water and transport consumption for both companies.