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To help make the structures you design as energy-efficient as possible, consider the inherent advantages of DuPont™ Weatherization Systems. The DuPont™ Weatherization Systems offers a superior seal for your building envelope, and protects your building from bulk water and other weather-related threats, while still allowing moisture vapors to escape. This helps prevent the formation of mold and mildew, and also regulates air leakage and quality for a healthier building environment.

For years DuPont has been at the forefront of building science research and continues to work toward providing materials for more energy-efficient commercial structures. One of the organizations DuPont has partnered with to reach this end is the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a nonprofit coalition of leaders from across the building industry dedicated to promoting environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBC developed LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to establish a common standard of measurement and promote integrated, whole-building design practices.

  Using DuPont™ Tyvek® weather-resistant barriers for your commercial or residential structures can help contribute toward LEED® points in several categories; Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality,

and Innovation & Design Process. To learn how you can receive points in each of these categories, download Working with US Green Building Council and LEED®. This document also outlines advantages of using DuPont™ Weatherization Systems to seal the building envelope, such as increased air quality, holding out bulk water, helping to prevent building and wall deterioration, while allowing water vapor to escape the wall cavity and maintaining the installed R-value for more comfortable indoor environments. And where economic benefit is concerned, being able to design energy efficient structures that keep costs-down is a major selling point for potential buyers.

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