Buildings are currently responsible for roughly one-third of global energy consumption, and about 30% of global energy-related CO2 emissions and 20% of total CO2 emissions. To help, two organizations are now partnering in an effort to measurably reduce greenhouse gas emissions through improved energy efficiencies in buildings.

Dow Building Solutions and the U.S. Green Building Council are working together to build more sustainable communities and cities. Dow is looking to develop carbon mitigation projects in the built environment, and both organizations will work together to develop trainings and improve energy efficiency worldwide.

Both are also advising cities and communities to help in achieving LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, which provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-savings green buildings.

This partnership is part of Dow’s 2025 sustainability goals to strengthen its relationships with organizations that can help lead the transition to a cleaner and greener planet and society.

The organization is also focusing on reducing its own footprint and developing a blueprint for a more resilient future, while continuing to applying its science and engineering expertise to create sustainable solutions to environmental challenges.

While this is one example, a number of organizations are now identifying ways to reduce environmental impact—and it could change how the construction industry does business in the future.

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