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Silicone provides solutions for next generation of commercial architecture

May 2, 2017 | by Steve Arel

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When it comes to high-performance commercial structures, facades serve more purpose than simply putting a pretty face on a building. They are pivotal in the sustainability of a structure’s thermal envelope.

Silicone, more and more, is being considered a key component in the development process, as it contributes to efficiency as an insulator, sound proofer and fire protector.

The global construction industry is projected to grow 5.5 percent annually through 2021, according to a report from Research and Markets. The demand for silicone in North America is expected to increase annually 6.8 percent through much of the same period.

Dow Corning, a leading manufacturer of silicone building solutions, has produced the infographic below that details the possibilities of silicone structural facade glazing as a smart solution that meets the next generation of building trends, to include optimal energy efficiency, airflow, natural lighting and lifecycle cost savings.


Topics: Architectural Firms, Building Owners and Managers, Construction Firms, Energy Saving Products, Engineering Firms, Environmental Firms, Exteriors, Great Commercial Buildings, Insulation, Sustainable Communities, Technology, Urban Planning and Design


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