DuPont PBS Takes Action against Climate Change

DuPont Performance Building Solutions (PBS) is committed to a more sustainable future, which includes intentional action on climate change. Recent product innovation is delivering reduced GHG emissions and lower embodied carbon profiles for two long-time, market leading brands: DuPont Styrofoam Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation and Froth-Pak Spray Foam. The reformulated products are being introduced in 2021.

“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” says Jeff Hansbro, global advocacy director, DuPont.

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 affordable housing for occupants while supporting comfortable 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,” adds Hansbro. “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 celebrates the U.S. rejoining the Paris Agreement and has always supported policies and actions that address climate change. DuPont is uniquely positioned to support our customers and communities in creating solutions across all six sides of the building envelope. We focus our research investment and scientific talent on developing technologies and materials to enable low-carbon energy generation and improve energy efficiency for homes and buildings.

Leveraging decades of building science expertise to address industry challenges, PBS recently announced its 2030 Sustainability Goals, which include a 75 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from operations relative to 2019.

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