Dow recently announced a collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through improved energy efficiency in buildings. In addition to developing training and building capacity in the industry to catalyze broader energy efficiency efforts worldwide, both parties will collectively advise two cities or communities to help in achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
"As USGBC aims to accelerate sustainable, healthy and resilient communities, cities and cultures globally, we seek to create partnerships with those that can help address the unique needs of the local community," said Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO at USGBC. "By working with Dow, we can extend the reach of the green building marketplace. Together we can create real progress with lasting benefits to the environment and society at large."
As part of its 2025 sustainability goals, Dow looks to strengthen its relationships with organizations such as USGBC that can help lead the transition to a cleaner and greener planet and society. The company remains committed to applying its science and engineering expertise to create sustainable solutions to these challenges across the globe while continuing to reduce its own footprint.
"Many communities around the world understand the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are looking for ways to achieve this strategy," said Greg Bergtold, director of advocacy for Dow Building Solutions. "We are proud to partner with USGBC, the indisputable leader of third-party green building standards and certifications, through our shared vision of creating a sustainable built environment. This partnership will offer expertise from Dow and USGBC that will not only directly help selected communities reduce their carbon footprint, but will also pave the way for other communities to do the same."
For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.