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About

DuPont Building Innovations applies building and materials science to solve emerging needs and create value for its residential customers. Its products include DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Systems which offer the best balance of properties to help effectively seal the building envelope. DuPont™ Tyvek® building wraps and DuPont flashing products contribute to more sustainable, durable and comfortable structures by controlling air and water infiltration and allowing interior moisture vapor to escape.

DuPont products meet the highest performance standards and are backed by industry-leading building science and unrivaled industry support provided by the DuPont™ Tyvek® Specialists Network and The DuPont™ Building Knowledge Center.

 

Commitment to Sustainability

A Commitment to Sustainability Through Building Science – At DuPont. Our vision is to be the world’s most dynamic science company, creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere.

DuPont is at the forefront of the search for sustainable building solutions that improve comfort and help reduce environmental impact. To accelerate our efforts, we created The DuPont™ Building Knowledge Center where DuPont building scientists and residential and commercial construction professionals can evaluate weatherization solutions and collaborate on new ideas that will lead to construction practices that will yield more energy-efficient and durable structures.

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VISION House at Mariposa Meadows Products

DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap

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DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ combines the superior air and water resistance and vapor permeability of Tyvek® HomeWrap® with a vertically grooved surface that’s designed to provide enhanced drainage. Use it behind fiber cement, primed wood siding and other cladding systems that require enhanced drainage in areas subject to extreme, wind-driven rain.

Where used: Aspen Cabin, Garage Studio, Atrium Duet

DuPont™ Tyvek® FlexWrap

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DuPont™ FlexWrap™ NF and StraightFlash™ are self-adhered flashing products made with DuPont™ Tyvek® and a 100% butyl adhesive layer. When used as part of a system, these durable flashing materials help protect the heads, jambs and vulnerable corners of doors and windows where water damage is likely to occur.

Where used: Entry doors, Garage door on garage/studio, Patio door on Atrium duet, Storm door on Atrium, Windows

Other Highlighted Product from DuPont

DuPont™ Tyvek®ThermaWrap™ R5.0

DuPont Tyvek ThermaWrap R5.0 offers the industry-leading Tyvek® HomeWrap® combined with a blanket of continuous insulation. The result is a weather barrier that helps protect a home from air and water and delivers an R-5 insulation value. Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0 is breathable, so it allows any moisture that may get inside the wall to dry and escape to the outside, helping to prevent accumulation of water in the wall and reducing the chance for water damage and mold.

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The 11 Tenets

Here are the eco-landmarks we navigate by as we create this sustainable enclave.

 Energy EfficiencyEnergy Efficiency Off-the-grid living demands the ultimate in energy-efficient products. Here’s what we picked.
 RenewablesRenewables Dependence on petroleum is dead; instead, we use these easy-on-the-environment technologies.
Water and Resource Conservation Water and Resource Conservation Natural resources are finite. Here are the techniques and products we use to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
 Indoor Air QualityIndoor Air Quality Healthy buildings mean healthy people. We spec’d products that make the indoors as fresh as the meadow air surrounding us.
 Smart TechnologySmart Technology We harness smart tech that will make life simpler and help us be more sustainable.
 DurabilityDurability See which building science practices and green products hold up to the harsh realities of high-altitude living.
 Resilient Housing Disaster can strike anywhere. Techniques and products can help buffer buildings from these assaults.
 Multifunctional Living SpacesMultifunctional Living Spaces We designed spaces that morph and accommodate more than one function.
 Onsite Food Production Fresh food grown on site is the healthiest and most green way to go (not to mention tastiest!) Here are some notes from the high-altitude larder.
 Indoor/Outdoor LivingIndoor/Outdoor Living New products and design conceits blur the lines between shelter and the soul-healing outdoors.
 Wildlife ProtectionWildlife Protection Wildlife conservation means protecting all plant and animal species and their habitats so nature will be around for future generations to enjoy. Here’s how we address this important concept.