The Energy Efficiency Challenge: Understanding New Codes and Standards (UPDATED)

The current U.S. energy consumption is not sustainable and the impact of our energy consumption is driving unprecedented changes in housing design and construction methods to reduce home energy use, create greater efficiencies, improve comfort and reduce monthly expenses for the homeowner. This course will take a closer look at residential energy use and how the changes in building codes and standards are driving improved energy performance in homes. We will take a look at new design and construction methods, materials, and systems that can be used to help reduce the energy requirements of homes and make them more efficient.

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Industry Bulletin: Affordable Housing Preparedness for TRACS 202D Modification

Lack of readiness for TRACS 202D compliance at the time of its release carries no fine or penalty, however major consequences arise for those not compliant by the end of the transition period.

If your organization has not made the necessary adjustments to remain compliant you will be unable to submit HAP vouchers after the final cutover date and as a result will not get paid by HUD.

Read this paper to find out what's new, the impact you and how you can get prepared.

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Rapidly Changing Codes

What You Need to Know About Green Building, presented by Jay Hall, Ph.D., Jay Hall & Associates. Energy codes have been changing dramatically over the last several years, and green programs have been scrambling to keep up. Anything built to code today will become obsolete more quickly than a building built to a beyond-code spec. Green building is now the incubator for coming code changes.

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DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Systems Hurricane Irene Case Study

Find out how Tyvek(R) HomeWrap(R) fared during Hurricane Irene, one of the most destructive hurricanes to hit the United States since 1980.

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Weather barriers are a must with exterior foam sheathing

There are several issues with the use of foam sheathing as a water resistive barrier (WRB) and air barrier - even though there are standards that if passed allow it to qualify as a WRB. Issues such as dimensional instability and poor water management that are intrinsic with foam products can be remedied by using a wrap product as the water resistive barrier and to provide continuity at air barrier details. Find out more.

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DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied System Texas A&M Case Study

Learn how the DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied System seamlessly integrates with all kinds of substrates and how it was able to meet the specific challenges of a Texas climate.

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DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied, Weather Barrier System

Applied in a one-coat application by spraying or pressure rolling, DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied Weather Barrier delivers superior protection, offers excellent durability and saves time by providing two to three times the coverage of competitive products per gallon.

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Vapor Permeable Or Impermeable Building Envelope Materials, Does It Matter?

What are the potential consequences of unintentional vapor barriers? Why is vapor permeance of building envelope layers relevant to moisture management and long term durability? Durability of the building enclosure is part of a sustainable building design. A designer can significantly affect the service life of multi-component assemblies through materials selection, placement of materials within the building assemblies, or design detailing. Find out what it all means.

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Cracking the Code: Building durable, energy efficient walls

The energy efficiency improvement requirements in current and future building and energy codes will affect nearly every aspect of home construction. We’re here to help you navigate through it all. At DuPont, we’re using our building science to bring you innovative products and service that not only help you meet and exceed code, but also help you continue to build high-quality homes. Let us guide you through.

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Using Power Tools Safely

The introduction and development of power tools so completely transformed construction that it’s almost impossible to imagine how things ever were built without them. However, power tools pose safety risks and should be used with caution. This program will discuss the potential risks and offers advice on how to minimize jobsite injuries and accidents.

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