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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Community Propane Systems, An Energy and Technology Solution for Developers, Builders, and Homeowners

Gas appliances like ranges, fireplaces, and furnaces are important amenities that many home buyers want in a new home. However in some residential developments, natural gas access may not be feasible and on-site propane storage may also have challenges. Community Propane Systems offer an innovative method for supplying propane to the all of the homes in a community through a centralized delivery system.

Community Propane Systems give developers an option for offering gas access to building lots; they allow builders to offer gas appliance amenities to buyers; and they give home buyers the opportunity to get the technologies they want in a new home. This course discusses how community propane systems work, the use cases for these systems, the value propositions, and the performance benefits of common propane applications that can be used.

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Sound Isolation and Noise Control in Steel-Framed Buildings (Print Course)

This article examines the principles associated with acoustic comfort in steel-framed buildings. We will review the basic principles of sound, including transmission, reflection, and absorption. We will then discuss means by which noise is controlled in steel-framed buildings and review case studies representing best practices.

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Rubber Reimagined – Recycled Rubber Flooring Provides Maximum Durability in High-Traffic Museum Projects

Museum collections are supremely important to our culture, whether they represent rich art, history, or science, so the building materials used in museum projects must be of the highest quality, both structurally and environmentally. Indoor air quality, wayfinding, comfort, and maintenance are important considerations for these high-traffic environments.

This course will demonstrate why recycled rubber flooring is an excellent option for museum flooring, and will cover performance attributes, design options, interior applications, and installation considerations. In addition, the course will explore three case studies where recycled rubber flooring was used in institutional and museum projects in the United States and Canada.

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