WILMINGTON, Del., July 9, 2009 – DuPont today announced products from its Building Innovations portfolio have received the coveted Green Approved Product Seal for National Green Building Certification by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center.
The third-party endorsement means that DuPont “Green Approved” products can now be used by builders to earn points toward certification to the National Green Building Standard.
“Sustainability continues to be a critical strategic initiative for DuPont,” said Thomas F. Schuler, vice president and general manager – DuPont Building Innovations. “For us, sustainable building products are not just nice things to have; they are necessities. From our latest surfacing introductions to new building envelope innovations, this certification further demonstrates our commitment to providing sustainable solutions for the marketplace.”
Ten products from the DuPont Tyvek weatherization portfolio received the Green Award mark, due to their ability to help seal the building envelope and help create a more comfortable, energy-efficient home or building. According to DuPont data, the use of Tyvek weatherization barriers can help reduce annual energy costs up to 20 percent.
The DuPont Zodiaq quartz surfaces Terra Collection received the Green Award due to its post consumer recycled content. In addition, all colors of DuPont Corian solid surface and Zodiaq quartz surfaces received approval for their ability to be used in vertical cladding applications.
DuPont-one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals 19 years ago-has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue and research and development investment. The goals are tied directly to business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally improved new products for key global markets.