Your home should be a place where you feel as protected and comfortable as possible. And DuPont is committed to providing you with energy efficient and cost-conscious solutions that will help this become a reality.The U.S. Department of Energy reports that up to 40% of the cost of heating and cooling a home is wasted by uncontrolled air leakage. You can control this and maintain an energy efficient house with DuPont™ Weatherization Systems. These products work together to help seal the building envelope by reducing air leakage while allowing moisture vapors to escape. This helps to improve indoor air quality, minimize temperature differences for added comfort, and keep bulk water from penetrating your home’s walls, thus helping to prevent the formation of mold and mildew. A more energy efficient home will help you in lowering your utility costs.DuPont continually works closely with the world’s leading building engineers, architects and designers to create innovative products that help build more sustainable, energy-efficient houses. Two recent innovations include DuPont™ Tyvek® AtticWrap™and DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™– revolutionary products with innovative surfaces to help manage radiant heat flow while still providing protection from air infiltration through roof and wall systems, offering greater comfort and reduced energy consumption.Choosing DuPont™ Weatherization Systems will also help to qualify you for Energy Star® recognition. DuPont™ Weatherization Systems help to meet the requirements under both the Energy Star® Home Sealing labeling program and NAHB Green Home Building Guidelines program. You can also earn U.S. Green Building Council LEED®(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points when DuPont™ Tyvek® is installed as an air infiltration barrier.When insulated and protected by DuPont™ Weatherization Systems products, you‘ll be sure to enjoy a more energy efficient house.
When it comes to designing and building commercial structures, it’s necessary to consider the associated energy costs of your work. DuPont is committed to creating innovative materials that help both builders and architects produce sustainable energy-efficient buildings that cost less to operate, are easier to maintain, and provide better comfort year round.Using DuPont™Weatherization Systems products collectively during construction seals the building envelope in a way that helps reduce air leakage, and holds out bulk water and other weather-related threats, while still allowing moisture vapors to escape. This helps prevent the formation of mold and mildew for safer, more energy-efficient structures.DuPont™ Tyvek® weather-resistant barriers also help protect the installed R-value of insulation, allowing the HVAC system to run more efficiently. Regardless of the thickness of the insulation or the type of sheathing used, DuPont™Weatherization Systems helps eliminate air leaks. Not only that, the protective insulation that comes from using DuPont™ Tyvek® better regulates radiant heat and temperature—keeping cool building interiors cool, and warm interiors warm.There is also a major economic advantage of sealing the building envelope with DuPont™ Weatherization Systems. DuPont™ Tyvek® helps to contribute to an improved life cycle and overall durability of the operational system efficiency. This all translates to lower operating costs—a powerful selling point for owners and potential buyers.Using DuPont™ Tyvek® weather-resistant barriers in your commercial building design can also help contribute toward LEED® points in several categories – such as Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation and Design Process.