Propane as a Solution to Meeting Code and Above-Code Programs – Using High Efficiency Propane Systems as a Compliance Strategy

Nothing is driving greater change in the home building industry than energy efficiency, but prior to 2015 the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) didn’t address mechanical equipment such as furnaces and water heaters. The 2015 IECC now includes a new compliance path called the Energy Rating Index allowing builders more choices in how to meet the energy code.

This course will take a closer look at how high efficiency propane equipment such as furnaces and water heaters provide flexibility in meeting 2015 IECC standards and help reduce a home’s HERS Index, in addition to helping projects gain points in above-code programs such as LEED and the National Green Building Standard.

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Energy Calculator

The Milgard Energy Calculator provides a quick and easy way to help you select windows and doors that can meet local energy codes and project requirements.

The tool gives you the flexibility to select the required ENERGY STAR® zone, u-factor, SHGC or VT, and determine which Milgard window and door products meet the selected requirements.

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Plumbing Codes and Considerations

Codes are critical to the engineering and installation of plumbing systems - existing as a guide for jurisdictions everywhere. Staying educated on relevant codes, changes and updates is an important part of every professional's job.

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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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Reducing Fire Risk at the Perimeter of High Rise Structures

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. High rise fires are not new to us. In fact, we have seen an increase in fire incidents in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East in the last 5-10 years that have amplified awareness on fire safety performance of taller structures. High rise buildings present a greater risk with an increased number of occupants that have a limited means of escape in the event of a fire. That is why the time element for containing a fire is so critical. Also, as we have seen in actual fires, vertical fire spread at the exterior façade can rapidly overwhelm fire fighters means of interceding the fire from ground level. As the fire accelerates and upward spread progresses, it often reaches a height beyond the reach of fire services water streams. That is why containing a fire and preventing if form spreading vertically is so critical for both occupant and first responder safety.

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