DuPont Awarded 'Green Approved' Product Seal from NAHB Research Center

DuPont Products Eligible to Earn National Green Building Standard Points

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Sustainability continues to be a critical strategic initiative for DuPont

Wilmington, Del. (Vocus) July 10, 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 received approval for their ability to be used in vertical cladding applications. Products (and potential points earned) include:

  • The DuPont™ Zodiaq® Terra Collection, a collection of quartz surfaces that contain 25 percent post-consumer recycled content (up to 2 points)
  • DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surfaces and DuPont™ Zodiaq® Quartz Surfaces in wall cladding applications, all colors qualify (up to 4 points)

DuPont--one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals 19 years ago--has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue and research and development investment. The goals are tied directly to business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally improved new products for key global markets.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

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