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DuPont is a proud sponsor of the VISION House at Mariposa Meadows 

Tyvek and Mariposa Meadows
The VISION House at Mariposa Meadows, shown in the artistic rendering above, will consist of three entirely self-sufficient, off-grid structures: Atrium Duet—two living units connected by a central enclosed atrium/living space; Aspen Cabin—two story structure with open loft; and Studio—a two story structure with garage on first floor and studio on second floor.

Green Builder Media has begun work on its first self-sufficient carbon-neutral project-- the natural evolution from its highly successful VISION House Series to an Independent Research Center and Case Study. The VISION House at Mariposa Meadows and the ReVISION House at Rancho La Garita will be perched high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. They will unite extraordinary design, extreme performance, innovative products and intelligent technology. 

DuPont products featured at Mariposa Meadows

DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ combines the superior air and water resistance and vapor permeability of Tyvek® HomeWrap® with a vertically grooved surface that’s designed to provide enhanced drainage. Use it behind fiber cement, primed wood siding and other cladding systems that require enhanced drainage in areas subject to extreme, wind-driven rain.

Where used: Aspen Cabin, Garage Studio, Atrium Duet

DuPont™ FlexWrap™ NF and StraightFlash™ are self-adhered flashing products made with DuPont™ Tyvek® and a 100% butyl adhesive layer. When used as part of a system, these durable flashing materials help protect the heads, jambs and vulnerable corners of doors and windows where water damage is likely to occur.

Where used: Entry doors, Garage door on garage/studio, Patio door on Atrium duet, Storm door on Atrium, Windows

Green Builder’s 11 Tenets of sustainable design

Green Builder Media will navigate the following eco-landmarks as it creates this sustainable enclave:

  • Energy Efficiency Off-the-grid living demands the ultimate in energy-efficient products.
  • Renewables Dependence on petroleum is dead; instead, choose easy-on-the-environment technologies.
  • Water and Resource Conservation Natural resources are finite. Use techniques and products to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
  • Indoor Air Quality Healthy buildings mean healthy people. Specify products that make the indoors as fresh as the surrounding meadow air.
  • Smart Technology We harness smart tech that will make life simpler and help be more sustainable.
  • Durability Follow building science practices and choose green products that hold up to the harsh realities of high-altitude living.
  • Resilient Housing Disaster can strike anywhere. Techniques and products can help buffer buildings from these assaults.
  • Multifunctional Living Spaces Design spaces that morph and accommodate more than one function.
  • Onsite Food Production Fresh food grown on site is the healthiest and most green way to go (not to mention tastiest!) Here are some notes from the high-altitude larder.
  • Indoor/Outdoor Living New products and design conceits blur the lines between shelter and the soul-healing outdoors.
  • Wildlife Protection Wildlife conservation means protecting all plant and animal species and their habitats so nature will be around for future generations to enjoy.

Click here for more information about this project.