DuPont Building Innovations Announces Sole-Source Exclusive Agreement with Beazer Homes


eSMART by Beazer Homes® to Use DuPont(TM) Tyvek® Weatherization Systems on Every Home

WILMINGTON, Del., - DuPont Building Innovations (DuPont) is proud to announce that Beazer Homes, one of the top 10 homebuilders in the United States, has signed a sole-source exclusive agreement to use DuPont(TM) Tyvek® Weatherization Systems on every home. This deal includes the utilization of the full system of Weatherization products - DuPont(TM) Tyvek® HomeWrap®, DuPont Flashing Systems, DuPont(TM) Tyvek® Tape, and DuPont(TM) Residential Sealant. Several factors contributed to the signing of this agreement, including the longevity DuPont has enjoyed in the house wrap market, the company's advanced research and development unit, as well as the stringent testing employed on DuPont products to ensure high-quality and top-performing building solutions.

As part of the eSMART by Beazer Homes® initiative, DuPont is helping Beazer build high-performance homes engineered for energy-efficiency, cost savings and comfort. Through this initiative, DuPont(TM) Tyvek® Weatherization Systems will be used on every home to seal the building envelope, offering protection against air and bulk water intrusion and helping to reduce the energy needed for heating and cooling. DuPont(TM) Tyvek® wraps, when installed properly, help contribute to many green building programs, including the National Green Building Standard (ICC-700), LEED® for Homes(TM), ENERGY STAR® guidelines, and GreenHouse(TM) Certified Construction Guidelines.

"DuPont is committed to supporting builders across the country in their effort to build energy-efficient homes," said Lori Alzamora, North American Marketing Manager - DuPont Building Innovations. "With this agreement, DuPont(TM) Tyvek® Weatherization Systems can help realize energy savings on the thousands of homes Beazer builds each year."

The exclusive agreement between DuPont and Beazer Homes will help the builder further implement consistent building practices across regions. DuPont will continue to closely work with Beazer on training, education and best practices, and will provide additional educational opportunities for Beazer employees to apply building science concepts with DuPont(TM) Tyvek® Weatherization Systems.

Beazer's high-performance homes, called eSMART, are engineered for energy-efficiency, cost-savings and comfort. eSMART features come standard in every home Beazer builds and provide energy savings, water conservation and improved indoor air quality, which translates into a lower ongoing cost of ownership and greater comfort throughout the house.

Beazer Homes USA, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the top 10 homebuilders in the United States, based on the number of homes closed. Its operations are geographically diversified in 15 states across the country and its homes are designed to appeal to homebuyers at various price points across various demographic segments. The company's long-term business strategy focuses on providing its customers with a high-performance home, while seeking to maximize its return on invested capital over time. Beazer Homes' legacy includes building homes for America's families for over 50 years - over 120,000 in the last 10 years alone. Beazer Homes has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1994 under the ticker symbol "BZH."

DuPont (www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont(TM), The miracles of science(TM), Tyvek®, and HomeWrap® are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

eSMART by Beazer Homes® is a registered trademark of Beazer Homes.

LEED® for Homes(TM) is a trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.
ENERGY STAR® is a registered trademark of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

GreenHouse(TM) Certified Construction is a trademark of EnerQuality Corporation.

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