Globally, society is not yet on a path to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, and we are running out of time. 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.
We believe that all buildings play a critical role in helping mitigate and adapt to climate change — a real and rapidly growing threat to society and the planet.
A game-changing advance is our new, reduced global warming potential (GWP) DuPont™ Styrofoam™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Rigid Foam Insulation. This new formulation contributes to our 2030 targets for reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while maintaining the material performance that Styrofoam™ Brand customers know they can trust.
3 Ways to Use Building Codes to Slow Climate Change
Building codes play a huge role in shaping our sustainable future. With environmental challenges rapidly evolving, we must be prepared to face them head on with more resilient, durable structures. Our very own Teri Weston was featured in a recent article for Pro Builder Magazine where she shared three ways everyone can improve energy efficiency and resiliency through building codes.
Employee Spotlight: Meet Megan
"Growing up, I've always filled my cup with nature. But at some point, I began to wonder: 'What if the beauty of nature isn't available for my children?' This fueled my passion for developing solutions to address the very real and timely challenges that are facing our planet. As a chemist, I’m especially excited to apply my knowledge to help develop innovative products that address climate change in a meaningful way. Collectively, if the building expertise at DuPont can be part of driving this change, the results will be profound."
– Megan (Associate Research Scientist)