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DuPont is actively collaborating with the people, companies, governments, and organizations that are shaping the future of the building industry.  Today we are working with more people in more places than ever to help make structures more durable, beautiful and energy efficient. 

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DuPont Building Innovations Partners with Building Science Corporation

DuPont Building Innovations is pleased to announce a new partnership with Building Science Corporation (BSC) on buildingscience.com, BSC’s well-known portal for free, objective information about the science behind good construction practices. As part of this partnership, Theresa Weston, Technical Fellow at DuPont Building Innovations, will contribute to debate and discussion in a new Industry Views feature to be added to the site.  www.buildingscience.com

DuPont Building Science Plays a Role in ecohome's Vision 2020

The mission of ecohome's Vision 2020 program focuses on mapping a clear path toward sustainability in residential construction between now and the year 2020, with the help of DuPont's commitment to sustainability through building science knowledge. http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/vision-2020/

 

Calendar/Key Events

Look for building scientists from the DuPont™ Building Knowledge Center at the following events:

 

Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XII International Conference
December 1-5, 2013
Clearwater, Florida
Development of Industry Guidelines for Standard Practice of Fenestration Product Installation. Presented by Jim Katsaros, R&D Team Leader – Residential Building Envelope, DuPont Building Innovations
December 4
http://web.ornl.gov/sci/buildings/2012/index.shtm

NAHB 2014 International Builders’ Show
February 4-6, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
http://buildersshow.com/Home/

2014 RESNET Building Performance Conference
February 24-26, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
Air Leakage Testing:  What’s New and What’s Coming?
Presented by Teresa Weston, Ph.D., Research Fellow, DuPont Building Innovations
http://www.resnet.us/blog/conferences/2014-resnet-building-performance-conference/

 

Past Events
 

AIA 2012 National Convention
June 20-22, 2013
Denver, Colorado

NFPA 285: Assembly Test of Exterior Walls with Combustible Components
Presented by Ben Meyer, RA, LEED AP®, Building Science Architect, DuPont™ Building Knowledge Center
http://convention.aia.org/event/convention-home.aspx

EEBA 2013 Excellence in Building Conference
September 24-26, 2013
Phoenix, Arizona

Building Above Code
Presented by Teresa Weston, Ph.D., Research Fellow, DuPont Building Innovations
Multi-Family and Single-Family Homes: A Comparison of Building Code Requirements and Building Science Considerations
Presented by Teresa Weston, Ph.D. 

International Code Council (ICC) 2013 Annual Conference
September 29-October 1, 2013
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Building Durable, Energy Efficient Walls
Presented by Teresa Weston, Ph.D., Research Fellow, DuPont Building Innovations

Understanding NFPA 285: Testing Exterior Walls with Combustible Components
Presented by Ben Meyer, RA, LEED AP®, Building Science Architect, DuPont™ Building Knowledge Center

Air Barrier Testing for Code Compliance
Presented by Teresa Weston, Ph.D., and Ben Meyer, RA, LEED AP®
http://s3.goeshow.com/icc/annual/2013/index.cfm

GREENBUILD International Conference and Expo
November 20-23, 2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G07: Balancing Building Energy Efficiency and Durability (15267)
Presented by Maria Spinu, Ph.D., Building Science and Sustainability Leader, DuPont Building Innovations
http://greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx