WILMINGTON, June 6, 2009 – DuPont Building Innovations 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. In addition, DuPont Surfaces will be the first in their categories to be awarded the recognition. Under this prestigious third-party endorsement, 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 Alan Hubbell, marketing manager – DuPont Building Innovations. “From our latest surfacing introductions to new building envelope innovations, this certification further demonstrates our commitment to providing sustainable solutions for the marketplace.”
In the building envelope category, 10 products from the DuPont Tyvek 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. 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)
In the Surfaces category, Zodiaq Terra Collection received the Green Award due to its post consumer recycled content. In addition, all colors of Corian and Zodiaq received approval for their ability to be used in vertical cladding applications. Products include:
-The Zodiaq Terra Collection, a collection of quartz surfaces that contain 25 percent post-consumer recycled content (up to 2 points)
-Corian Solid Surfaces and Zodiaq Quartz Surfaces in wall cladding applications, all colors qualify (up to 4 points)
Visit countertops.dupont.com or call 800-4-CORIAN (DuPont Corian) or 877-229-3935 (DuPont Zodiaq).