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Moscow Skyscraper Uses DuPont Innovations to Enhance Energy Efficiency

DuPont innovations play a critical role in enhancing the energy efficiency of the Elite House in Sokolniki - a skyscraper currently under construction here that, when complete, will be one of the tallest buildings with DuPont(TM) Tyvek(R) in the world, at 43 floors and 153 meters high.

"DuPont is committed to delivering innovative, energy efficient and safe construction solutions that address the extreme climate conditions of Russia," John Shmorhun, regional director, DuPont Eastern Europe, said. "We are pleased to see our products used in an increasing number of Russian building projects as we strive to meet the needs of the country's growing construction industry."

Construction is a key industry in Russia with an expected 15 percent growth in 2007, accounting for 7 percent of the total Russian GDP. The construction industry in Russia will continue to experience double-digit growth as it strives to keep up with the demands of the growing Russian economy," Shmorhun said. "DuPont is using its science to help deliver safer, more comfortable and ecologically sound facilities."

The Elite House in Sokolniki is equipped with a concrete frame and ventilated facade. DuPont(TM) Tyvek(R) HomeWrap(R) is used as an underlay on top of mineral wool to protect it from wind, dust and water from rain and melting snow. Tyvek(R) helps to reduce energy loss due to uncontrolled air infiltration, helps minimize condensation to protect the building structure, and preserves the integrity of the insulation material. This facade technology has several important advantages over other facade types in harsh environments where the continental climate dominates and great ranges of temperature are typical. The technology, which was developed in Russia with adaptation of some European elements, was recommended by the Russian Construction Ministry.

The qualities of Tyvek(R) and its success in Moscow have enabled the product to be adopted in Russian regions where the climate conditions are even more severe. Tyvek(R) is currently used in the construction of major business and living facilities in Moscow, including several buildings in the Moscow International Business Center (Moscow-City) and buildings on New Arbat Street which is a major avenue in Moscow's Arbat District.

Russia is key to DuPont's strategy to grow rapidly in emerging markets. In June, DuPont announced the opening of its Saint Petersburg office, the company's second in Russia. DuPont recently has made significant expansions of the company's offices in Moscow and Kiev in the Ukraine, and the launch of an office in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

DuPont Building Innovations is a strategic business unit of DuPont that creates, develops, produces and commercializes high-tech materials, products, systems and technologies for the architecture, building and construction markets. Tyvek(R) VCL (Vapor Control Layer) products - among the most important and successful solutions in the portfolio of DuPont Building Innovations in Europe -- are developed in accordance with the construction practices of European Union countries aiming to provide a comfortable indoor climate and environmentally smart construction techniques that contribute to energy and cost savings. In Russia, the range of Tyvek(R) VCL solutions is focused on the premium market segment and on construction projects complying with international quality standards.

DuPont 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 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

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