DuPont Awarded 'Green Approved' Product Seal from NAHB Research Center
DuPont Products Eligible to Earn National Green Building Standard Points
Wilmington, Del. (Vocus) July 8, 2009 -- DuPont today announced products from its Building Innovations
portfolio have received the coveted Green Approved Product Seal for National Green Building Certification by
the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center.
The third-party endorsement means that DuPont "Green Approved" products can now be used by builders to 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 received the Green Award mark, due to their
ability to help seal the building envelope and help 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 percent. DuPont Weatherization Systems products (and potential points earned) include:
* DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® (up to 2 points)
* DuPont™ Tyvek® StuccoWrap® (up to 2 points)
* DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ (up to 2 points)
* DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ (up to 2 points)
* DuPont™ Tyvek® CommercialWrap® (up to 2 points)
* DuPont™ FlexWrap™, FlexWrap™ RW, StraightFlash™, StraightFlash™ VF and DuPont™ Flashing Tape
(up to 6 points)
The DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces Terra Collection received the Green Award due to its post consumer
recycled content. In addition, all colors of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface and Zodiaq® quartz surfaces re