It makes sense that sealing your windows and doors saves energy, but have you ever wondered by how much? A life cycle assessment was conducted for a polyurethane sealant on a residential structure in Pittsburgh, PA. This course will explain types of sealants and how they are used on a residential structure, how life cycles are assessed, the methodology of this study, as well as results and conclusions.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand polyurethane, silicone, and silane-terminated polyurethane sealants and their use on residential structures, including chemistry and application.
  • Explore the concept of life cycle assessments (LCAs).
  • Review the methodology used in assessing the life cycle of a polyurethane sealant on a residential structure.
  • Examine the results and conclusions of this life cycle assessment.

Pre-Requisite: None.