DuPont Products Receive NAHB ‘Green Approved’ Seal
DuPont recently announced that products from its Building Innovations portfolio have received the Green Approved Product Seal for National Green Building Certification by the NAHB Research Center.
With this third-party endorsement, builders who use these products can now earn points toward certification to the National Green Building Standard.
“Sustainability continues to be a critical strategic initiative for DuPont,” said Thomas F. Schuler, vice president and general manager, DuPont Building Innovations. “For us, sustainable building products are not just nice things to have; they are necessities. From our latest surfacing introductions to new building envelope innovations, this certification further demonstrates our commitment to providing sustainable solutions for the marketplace.”
Ten products from the DuPont Tyvek weatherization portfolio were “Green Approved” for their ability to help seal the building envelope and create a more comfortable, energy-efficient home or building.
According to DuPont data, the use of Tyvek weatherization barriers can help reduce annual energy costs up to 20%.
Green Approved DuPont Weatherization Systems products (and the potential points that can be earned for using them) include:
- DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap (up to two points)
- DuPont Tyvek StuccoWrap (up to two points)
- DuPont Tyvek DrainWrap (up to two points)
- DuPont Tyvek ThermaWrap (up to two points)
- DuPont Tyvek CommercialWrap (up to two points)
- DuPont FlexWrap, FlexWrap RW, StraightFlash, StraightFlash VF and DuPont Flashing Tape (up to six points)
The DuPont Zodiaq quartz surfaces Terra Collection received the Green Award for its post consumer recycled content. In addition, all colors of DuPont Corian solid surface and Zodiaq quartz surfaces received approval for their ability to be used in vertical cladding applications.
Products (and potential points earned) include:
- The DuPont Zodiaq Terra Collection of quartz surfaces that contain 25% post-consumer recycled content (up to two points)
- DuPont Corian Solid Surfaces and DuPont Zodiaq Quartz Surfaces in wall cladding applications; all colors qualify for up to four points)
Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., E.I. Dupont de Nemours and Company, Inc. is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Leading Suppliers of NAHB.
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