Chemistry is essential to today’s technologies, including those that underpin the building industry. Some chemicals, however, can cause harmful effects when managed improperly. Green chemistry is a design philosophy that seeks to reduce and eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. As we innovate toward a sustainable tomorrow, we must apply green chemistry to develop solutions that are safer by design.
We believe that all chemistry in the building industry should aspire to be green chemistry.
BLUEDGE™ Polymeric Flame Retardant Technology
BLUEDGE™ Technology was developed as non-hazardous, safer-by-design replacement for the previous hazardous flame retardant used in polystyrene foam insulation.
Safer Materials: In Green Chemistry We Trust
Moderated by Shawn Hunter, DuPont Sustainability Leader, this AIA approved session digs deep into what Green Chemistry is and what it is not, as well as the process in which chemists are collaborating to develop greener building materials through discussion with Green Chemistry founders Paul Anastas and John Warner.
Employee Spotlight: Meet Eric
"I find great purpose in working towards making the world a better place, not only for now, but for the long-term. As a chemist, I see tremendous opportunity to improve traditional practices and redefine the role of chemistry to innovate more sustainable building materials to safeguard the future of people and the planet."
– Eric (Research Investigator)