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A Commitment to Sustainability Through Building Science - 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.

The Global Collaboratory™

DuPont’s vision is to be the world’s most dynamic science company, creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. In support of that vision, we are currently focused on developing sustainable solutions for three global challenges: feeding the world, decreasing our dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting people and the environment. These challenges line up with DuPont’s unique scientific strengths and will test our ability to deliver solutions that are both innovative and sustainable. To meet these challenges we are building alliances around the world, working alongside others, applying our vast range of scientific expertise and knowledge to complex problems. We think of this way of working as a collaboratory. To learn more, please review the latest DuPont Sustainability Progress Report available at http://www2.dupont.com/Sustainability/en_US/.


Welcome to DuPont's Building Knowledge Center

The DuPont™ Building Knowledge Center is a forum where DuPont scientists and construction professionals evaluate weatherization solutions and collaborate on new ideas and building practices that will yield more energy-efficient and durable structures.


Science meets Sustainability – The DuPont 2013 Sustainability Progress Report
At DuPont, sustainability is at the core of what we do. The following report documents our efforts and tracks our progress toward reaching our sustainability goals.

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Introducing DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0 – A Revolution in Weatherization Technology
This new product offers the air and water management benefits of all DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barriers with an R-value of 5.0.

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Breathable Air, Water and Thermal Protection in One Roll

DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0 is a breathable alternative to other exterior insulation products, like XPS, EPS, and polyisocyanurate foam exterior insulation.

Vapor Permeable or Impermeable Building Envelope Materials, Does it Matter?

This article describes the potential consequences of unintentional vapor barriers and why vapor permeability of building envelope layers is relevant to moisture management and long term durability.
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