By Cameron Chai
Dow Corning, a leading global provider of silicones, silicon-based technology and other innovation, offers materials that are used in a wide range of building products, including insulating glass building, weatherproofing and structural glazing applications. In addition, Dow Corning’s materials are utilized in energy efficient LED fixtures and bulbs and photovoltaic solar panels.
Currently, contractors, engineers, architects and materials suppliers are working on high-performance, sustainable buildings that helps to lessen total lifetime costs, minimize carbon footprint and achieve energy efficiency targets. This is because buildings account for 30 to 40% of overall energy consumption.
Dow Corning has arranged for educational seminars along with The American Institute of Architects (AIA). The seminars provide architects the opportunity to learn and expand their architectural capabilities. The company’s technical experts and sellers share their experience and professional knowledge with the architects.
Ron Fillmore, Dow Corning’s VP of Construction, stated that the comprehensive learning and know-how is essential for architects, as it helps to contribute to the sustainable building process.
Dow Corning also shares information on products, design tools, technical capability and other resources to develop complete green building solutions. The company offers information about using silicones to achieve LEED recognition. In addition, Dow Corning provides product selection guides, blueprint evaluations, videos discussing how silicone technology contributes to sustainable buildings and other materials to support growth and continued learning of industry professionals.