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RevealShield SA Self-Adhered withstood the forces of Hurricane Irma on the JW Marriott Resort in Marco Island, FL

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The 2017 RCI Symposium will be hosted at the Omni Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL, on Nov. 13-14. Visit our booth for continuing education credits and complimentary samples!

 
 

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Discover our innovative membranes and see amazing keynotes at Buildex Calgary 11/8 – 11/9. Register before Oct.19th to receive a discounted early bird rate!
 
 
 

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Join us in Boston, Nov. 8-10, for the largest sustainable building event in the US! Visit booth #1491 to learn more about our award-winning WRB/AB membranes.
 
 
 

VaproShield Honored by Durability + Design Magazine with Elevation Award for Air Barrier and Moisture Management

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Radius at the Banks, a VaproShield project in Cincinnati, Ohio, has received the 2017 Elevation Award for ‘Air Barrier and Moisture Management’ by Design + Durability magazine. This unique award recognizes exceptional air barrier and moisture management systems—including related accessories—that excel in design and installation detailing.

 

 

 

 


VaproShield Beyond Green

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VaproShield’s Two Component Air Barrier System was featured in the Journal of the National institute of Building Sciences, Vol.5, No.2, for winning this year’s Beyond Green Award of Merit. The top prize, Honor Award, went to Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Center, which used VaproShield High Performance Water Resistive Barrier/Air Barrier on its LEED Platinum Building.

View the article here (PDF)


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Join us at the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Convention May 4-6 at Booth #3 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to learn more about VaproShield's cutting edge approach to stucco.
 
 
 

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Visit us at Booth 26 and see how VaproShield membranes continue to push WRB/Air Barrier technology forward. April 18-29, Reston, VA.
 
 
 

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Come to Booth 441 and learn why VaproShield membranes are the ideal WRB/Air barrier, especially for pre-panel manufacturing and fabricating.

 


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Visit Booth 309 on March 28-30 at the Oregon Convention Center to see how primerless VaproShield membranes are the perfect product for Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT.)

 


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Click Read More for a free pass to visit VaproShield and Pilot Group at BUILDEX Edmonton on March 21-22 at booth #521.

 


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See us at Booth 305 and learn how VaproShield Membranes are ideally suited for modular factory installation. March 17-20, J.W. Marriott of Tucson, AZ.

 


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Come visit us at BUILDEX Vancouver. Redeem your free pass with promo code: BXV17. View Mock Ups and Samples Of Our Simplified Air-Barrier System at Booth 418. See You There!

 


SBIC Recognizes 2016 Beyond Green Award Winners

VaproShield earned the Award of Merit sponsored by The National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC).  The top prize, Honor Award, went to Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Center, which used VaproShield High Performance Water Resistive Barrier/Air Barrier on its LEED Platinum Building.

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VaproShield’s Two Component Air Barrier System™ has received the 2016 Beyond Green™ Award of Merit for a High-Performance Innovation by the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC). This unique award recognizes the innovations that shape, inform, and catalyze the high-performance building market, as well as the real-world application of high-performance design and construction practices.

Learn more about the prestigious Beyond Green Award.

 

 


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Come visit us at ABX Boston 2016. Redeem your free pass with promo code: ABX2016. View Mock Ups and Samples Of Our Simplified Air-Barrier System at Booth 769. See You There!

 

 


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VaproShield looks forward to presenting as a Silver Sponsor at this year's RCI Building Envelope Technology Symposium in Houston, TX on October 17-18.

 


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North American Passive House Conference

Join us at the North American Passive House Conference in Philadelphia, PA, September 21-25 and learn about how our products contribute to energy efficiency.

 


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Visit us at the Living Products Expo in Pittsburgh, PA, September 13-15 to learn why our products are regularly chosen to be part of Living Building Challenge projects.

 


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VaproShield looks forward to meeting you at Construct, September 7-9 in Austin, TX. Visit us at booth #351 to learn more about our fast, simple and efficient Two Component Air Barrier system.

 


VaproShield Products Used on Luxury Treehouses

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Luxury treehouses are popping up everywhere! Read more about these fun new accommodations and how VaproShield contributed to the building envelope. Also, read more about the use of VaproShield is helping Treetop Hideaways, a luxury treehouse hotel located in north Georgia, to achieve Living Building Challenge Certification. 

 


VaproShield Featured in Construction Today Magazine

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VaproShield was featured in the March/April edition of Construction Today. The article “Meeting a Need: Nesser Construction Builds Patient Housing for an Alaskan Hospital,” highlights the use of VaproShield. “The robust, high performance VaproShield Two Component System of WallShield and VaproFlashing was chosen…because of its high drying capacity and ability to defend against trapped moisture and moisture intrusion.”
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VaproShield Silver Sponsor in NetZero Development

VaproShield is proud to be a part of the NEXTGEN HOMES development in Chattanooga, TN. Join the groundbreaking celebration (July 14, 2016) of four homes that will produce as much energy as they consume, protect and promote the health of their occupants, and conserve water - all this for the same price as conventional homes on the market!
Learn more here.


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VaproShield is proud to announce the WrapShield SA Self-Adhered System has completed the process of obtaining a Declare label. WrapShield SA Self-Adhered System is the first water resistive barrier (WRB)/air barrier self-adhered sheet good membrane system to earn a Declare label placing the system at the forefront of the transparency movement.

 


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Ribbit Review Special Edition

Read the special edition highlighting the Declare Label.

 

 

 


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VaproShield attended the Ekotectura conference on May 4-6 in Bogota, Colombia.

 

 


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VaproShield was featured in Roofing magazine highlighting the declare label.


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VaproShield receives award for Fastest Moving Continuing Education Course awarded by Architectural Record.

During the annual 2016 Advertising Excellence Awards Breakfast, VaproShield was recognized in front of over 500 architects as having one of the “Top 3 Fastest Moving” CEU online courses.  VaproShield boasts over 2000 people taking their course in a 12-month period in 2015.  

 


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“Breaking Old Rules for Air-Barrier Installation” is now available on Architectural Record’s Continuing Education Center

 

 


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January 2016, VaproShield attended the RCI show in Tennessee.

 

 

 


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Masonry Symposium

January 2016, VaproShield attended the Masonry Symposium in Seattle, WA on January 21. 


Frog TV

VaproShield was featured on Discovery Channel, Friday, Jan 22 during the NewsWatch segment. View our exciting one minute segment about VaproShield’s WRB/Air Barriers featuring WrapShield SA Self-Adhered.


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In February 2016, VaproShield attended the CSI show in Oregon.

 

 


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VaproShield attended the World of Concrete expo in Las Vegas, NV in Feb. 2016.

 


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MIA Green

In February 2016, VaproShield attended the Mia Green Conference in Miami, FL. VaproShield’s Technical Manager Aaron Gould presented our AIA accredited course “Managing Moisture with Breathable Membranes.”


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VaproShield attended the BuildEx conference in Vancouver, BC on Feb 24-26.


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VaproShield Print Advertisements in Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences

The February 2016 issue of Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences features a full page advertisement for VaproShield building envelope systems, as well as a marketplace advertisement.

 

 

 


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VaproShield attended the RCI International Convention and Tradeshow in Orlando, FL on March 12 & 13.

 

 


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VaproShield attended the World of Modular Annual Convention and Tradeshow on March 17-20 in San Diego, CA.

 

 

 


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ABAA Baltimore

VaproShield attended and was a Silver Sponsor at the ABAA Conference and Tradeshow March 22-24 in Baltimore.

 

 


Ribbit Review Newsletter

The Latest Edition of the Ribbit Review Newsletter was sent out in March 2016. Click here to view all past issues.


New Product: VaproMat

VaproMat is installed over WrapShield SA Self-Adhered WRB/Air Barrier sheet membrane providing a cost effective, positive drainage cavity behind cementitious claddings that traditionally have not incorporated a rain screen cavity.


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VaproShield, together with Keel, attended the CSC Conference in Halifax, NS on May 25-29.

 

 


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Intex Expo

VaproShield attended the Intex Expo on April 18 & 19 in New Orleans, LA.

 

 


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VaproShield attended the Northwest Wall & Ceiling Convention and Trade Show in San Diego, CA on April 28-30.

 

 

 


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On April 28, VaproShield attended the Northwest Wood Solutions Fair in Portland, OR. 

 

 


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The August 2015 issue of Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences features a full page advertisement for VaproShield building envelope systems, as well as a marketplace advertisement. Click here to view the full page ad.

 

 


 

VaproShield Membranes Approved by Air Barrier Association of America

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VaproShield's innovative self-adhered vapor permeable, water resistive air barrier membranes: WrapShield SA Self-Adhered and RevealShield SA Self-Adhered (for open joint rain screen cladding systems) received approval from Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) on April 20, 2015. Both approved membranes are fully self-adhered water resistive barriers (ARB) and air barriers with a cutting edge adhesive that does not require primers, is void of VOC's, and can be applied in below freezing temperatures.

Since a category for such innovation did not exist, it had to be created. Over the past several months, the VaproShield technical team has worked with the ABAA to implement a new category for high performance, self-adhered, air barrier systems.  "The association [ABAA] did not have a category for our innovative membranes," notes Lee Snyder, Managing Partner.  "We are so pleased they worked with us to create the 'Adhesive Backed Commercial Building Wrap' category."

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AIA Atlanta

AIAAtlantaVisit VaproShield at the AIA Convention in Atlanta, GA on May 14-16. Be our guest and click here for your complimentary Expo pass. See us at Booth #1844 to learn more about VaproShield products.


BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology

BEST4Logo2014Visit VaproShield at the fourth triennial BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology™ (BEST4) in Kansas City, MO on April 13-15, 2015. Stop by Booth #7 to learn more about VaproShield products. Click here for BEST4 Conference information.


Buildex Vancouver

buildex-vancouver-logo-smVisit VaproShield at BUILDEX Vancouver on February 25 & 26, 2015. Stop by Booth #420 to learn more about VaproShield products. Click here to register and enter Discount Code BXV15 for your FREE VIP PASS.


REVEALSHIELD SA SELF-ADHERED Chosen as a 2014 Record Product of the Year

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Architectural Record Magazine, the #1 source for architecture design, modern architecture, and green architecture, recognized REVEALSHIELD SA SELF-ADHERED as one of the year’s most innovative and useful building products in its annual Record Products competitionREVEALSHIELD SA SELF-ADHERED was one of only 14 winners in the Facades category.

 


VaproShield in the Wood Product Council’s Case Study

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VaproShield’s 38 Harriet Apartments project was featured in the WoodWorks case study on Pre-fab/Modular Construction. WoodWorks is an initiative of the Wood Products Council to provide free technical support, education and resources related to the design of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings.

 

 


 

VaproShield in GreenSource’s Snap Magazine

snapcoverThe October 2014 issue of SNAP features an article about the Post-Disaster Housing Prototype projectWRAPSHIELD SA® SELF-ADHERED was a logical choice for Mark Line Industries and the project team. It provides the 12’ by 40’ units’ superior protection against any weather conditions. WRAPSHIELD SA® SELF-ADHERED will help to regulate air flow, keeping units cool in the summer and warm in the winter, reducing energy costs. Being vapor permeable WRAPSHIELD SA® SELF-ADHERED will help reduce the effects of moisture damage.


Greenbuild

Visit VaproShield at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on October 22-24, held in New Orleans, LA. Stop by Booth #639 to learn more about VaproShield products. Click here for your free Expo pass.

Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.

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Construct 2014

Visit VaproShield at Booth #832 at CONSTRUCT 2014, September 10-11 in Baltimore, MD. Learn more about VaproShield products and speak with product and industry experts.

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VaproShield at BIACR XII 2014

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The VaproShield team was honored to present the first official AIA presentation in Costa Rica at BIACR XII 2014.

 

 


VaproShield at Chicago AIA

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VaproShield in the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences

jnibs 0414VaproShield participated in the Air Barrier Rodeo, a challenge created by the Building Enclosure Council – Boston (BEC – Boston) with cosponsors Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI) and the Boston Society of Architects. The Rodeo provided each participant with a standardized panel (eight- by eight- foot) and identical aluminum windows. A rough opening was framed with 18-gauge, six-inch, light-gauge metal (LGM) at 16 inches on center. 5/8-inch glass mat exterior sheathing was attached to the test apparatus. Organizers performed testing for air leakage and water penetration on the completed assemblies in accordance with ASTM E330/E330M-14, ASTM E283-04(2012), ASTM E331-00(2009).


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Great Lakes Renaissance

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D+D Cincinnati

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VaproShield is visiting the first annual D+D conference and exhibition in Cincinnati, May 20-22.

 


BUILDEX Edmonton

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“Impermeable Self-Adhered Flashing Prevents Outward Drying”

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"Some moisture will move inward into the cavity, but interior vapor retarders restrict inward drying. Likewise, the impermeable self-adhered flashing prevents outward drying. Moisture must now traverse the space that is contained by the self-adhered flashing on the corresponding exterior sheathing surface. The likelihood of moisture-induced failures increases as the rate of drying is diminished."

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RCI

RCIlogoCome visit VaproShield, booth #638, March 20-25 at the 29th International RCI Convention & Tradeshow in Anaheim, CA.

 


MiaGreen

MiaGreenVisit VaproShield, February 27-28 at the MiaGreen Expo & Conference  held in Miami Beach, FL. Come visit booth #629 to learn more about VaproShield products and speak with product and industry experts.


BUILDEX Vancouver

buildex-vancouver-logo-WEBVaproShield Canada will be attending BUILDEX Vancouver Expo, February 19-20, booth #439. This year, BUILDEX celebrates 25 years in the Vancouver market and anticipates over 425+ organizations to attend the event. Come learn more about VaproShield’s high performance weather resistive barriers and air barrier membranes.


BUILDEX Calgary

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VaproShield will feature WRAPSHIELD SA® SELF-ADHERED a self-adhered water resistive vapor permeable air barrier sheet membrane that does not require primer and has zero VOC's creating a life-long healthy building. WRAPSHIELD SA® SELF-ADHERED can be in installed in extreme weather conditions, read more.


Construct Expo

constructlogoVisit VaproShield at Construct expo September 25-27 in Booth #131. This year’s expo takes place at Music City Center in Nashville Tennessee.

The Music City Center was the nation’s largest construction project in 2012. Read about VaproShield’s involvement and view the project profile.


abx (Architecture Boston Expo)

abxlogoCome and visit VaproShield at abx (ArchitectureBoston Expo) November 19-21 at booth #458. The Boston Convention Center will house 400 building, product and service vendors and over 150 continuing education opportunities.


GreenBuild Expo

greenbuildlogoVaproShield will be attending and exhibiting at this year’s GreenBuild expo Novemeber 20-21 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Come visit booth #1848 to learn more about our products and speak with product and industry experts.


ArchRecordlogoVaproShield Membrane Installed on New Adobe Campus

VaproShield Membrane was installed as the moisture barrier on the new campus of the Adobe technology pdf thumb res company in Lehi, Utah as noted in the article in the August 2013 issue of Architectural Record. The first completed phase consists of a 280,000 sq.ft. building on the 38-acre site.

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Silicon Slope: In the heart of ski country, WRNS Studio and Rapt Studio create a campus for software titan Adobe to bolster a sense of community and place. – Architectural Record: August 2013

 


Prefabricating Buildings Offsite, Then Installing Them In Location: Is There A Real Renaissance? – International Business Times – July 12, 2013

InterBusTimesLogoOver 32,000 sq.ft of VaproShield’s WRAPSHIELD SA® SELF-ADHERED was used on “The Stack” modules built in Berwick, PA.

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Article Excerpt: In New York’s Inwood neighborhood, workers are busy stacking together weighty prebuilt modules made in Pennsylvania, as they piece together one of the city’s latest and more notable residential complexes built almost entirely offsite.

Prefabricated construction, as it's technically known, is constructing a building away from its ultimate location. Developers and architects increasingly look to the technique as a way to save time and money, even as they try to shake off the technique’s negative associations.

In the case of Inwood, project principals at the 28-apartment complex dubbed "The Stack" point out that construction should take only 10 months from start to finish, down from the 16 months they would project for traditional construction.

Developer Jeffrey Brown and architect Peter Gluck told International Business Times that the prefab option in this case is cheaper and faster and doesn’t drag down the quality of the finished work.

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Over 32,000 sq.ft of VaproShield’s WRAPSHIELD SA® SELF-ADHERED was used on “The Stack” modules built in Berwick, PA. In July 2013 the modules were erected on to 50-foot-wide by 150-foot-long lot in just four weeks. These components, which make up the studio, one-, two-, and three- bedroom apartments, have been trucked to the site with all interior finishes in place and stacked by crane at the rate of about four per day since June 19, 2013.

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Prefabricated construction makes an entrance in New York

Over 32,000 sq.ft of VaproShield's WRAPSHIELD SA® SELF-ADHERED was used on "The Stack" modules built in Berwick, PA.

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Article Excerpt: Despite the touted economy of off-site, prefabricated housing, the building methodology has made limited inroads in New York, stunted for decades by a wary local bureaucracy and a public that seemed to prefer flashy one-off condominiums.

This summer, the interest in prefab is yielding its first real fruits: The Stack, a seven-story, 28-unit apartment building in the Inwood section of Upper Manhattan. The 38,000-square-foot project is the product of a partnership between Peter Gluck, of design-build firm Gluck+, and independent developer Jeffrey Brown, who turned to Berwick, Pa.–based DeLuxe Building Systems to turn out the building's structural modules.

View the entire article, site construction video and still photos.


VaproShield Highlighted in GreenSource Magazine

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Music City Center

Roofing ContractorVaproShield's WrapShield SA Self-Adhered was installed in 2012 as part of the nation's largest construction project, Music City Center, Nashville, TN. Featured on the cover of Roofing Contractor, shown here, WRAPSHIELD SA® SELF-ADHERED Water Resistive Vapor Permeable Air Barrier Sheet is being installed over insulation on the guitar-shaped pop-up section of the roof. Over 400,000 sq.ft. of WRAPSHIELD SA® SELF-ADHERED was installed on the structure over 18 months.

Music City Center had a grand opening May 19-20, 2013 featuring free shows including Sheryl Crow.


VaproShield Attended 2013 AIA Convention in Denver, CO

VaproShield will be exhibiting at the AIA 2013 National Convention and Design Expo, June 20-22, 2013 in Denver, CO, Booth #2314

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Buildex Vancouver

Come visit VaproShield at BUILDEX Vancouver on February 13 & 14. Booth 421.

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MiaGreen Expo & Conference

Come visit the VaproShield Booth #727 at MiaGreen Expo and Conference, Jan. 31-Feb 1 in Miami, FL.

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GreenBuild 2012 San Francisco

Click here for a complimentary ticket and use code vapppzei10093_68 . Choose the Wed/Thurs $0.00 option.

Come visit the VaproShield Booth #3577N at GreenBuild Nov. 14-16 in San Francisco, CA.

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.

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Aaron Gould of VaproShield Speaks at Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Retreat

northwestAaron Gould, of VaproShield, will be a speaker at the 15th Annual Northwest EcoBuilding Guild's Member Retreat which takes place Oct 19-21.

Aaron will explore the science behind high performance wall systems and how to create structures that withstand the test of time while also requiring minimal energy, both BTU's and human, to operate and maintain.

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Summer Ribbit Review 2012

summer2012resThe Summer 2012 issue of the Ribbit Review includes new product information, projects from around the country, Ribbit Resource, and recent News and Updates.

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VaproShield Used on LEED Home in Santa Cruz

20120503  CSSA2106~6 GALLERYVaproShield's WallShield Water-Resistive Barrier Sheet was used on all of the exterior walls for the first home in Santa Cruz County to register for Residential Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification (LEED).

In an article, written in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the homeowners stated, “We wanted our home to be beautiful, understated, low-maintenance, energy efficient and be open to the views and coastline of this unique property.”

As noted in the article, “ ‘Some of the simplest measures to make a home energy-efficient are the most cost-effective,’ the architect said, noting that in addition to passive solar design, insulation and airtight construction were two inexpensive and vital factors that could be incorporated into just about any budget.”

Click here to read the entire Santa Cruz Sentinel article.


VaproShield Attended 2012 AIA Convention in Washington DC

R3-04185-0013VaproShield, along with 800 other exhibitors, were at the 2012 AIA Convention held in Washington DC from May 17-19. There were almost 30,000 attendees this year. The architects that attend are given an opportunity to have a hands on experience with the manufacturers representatives and their products. Next year the convention will be in Denver, Colorado.

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VaproShield at 2012 AIA Convention

AIA_Logo_Book_AntiqueVaproShield will be exhibiting at the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition, May 17-19, 2012 in Washington D.C., Booth #3815.

The Design Expo has more than 800 exhibitors, giving licensed architects, emerging professionals and allied partners an opportunity to see and touch products, to get detailed information, and to ask questions of the manufacturers representatives. The Expo will also feature educational opportunities, pavilions and association offerings.

The Conference will offer 200+ program offerings on hot industry topics such as: zero net energy design to building codes, business planning and marketing development.

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Winter Ribbit Review 2012

RR0212The Winter 2012 issue of the Ribbit Review includes projects from around the country, Ribbit Resource, and recent News and Updates.

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Visit VaproShield at RCI, Dallas, TX, March 17-18, Booth 605

RCI logoVisit VaproShield on March 17-18 Booth #605, at RCI Convention and Trade Show at the Hilton Anatole Dallas, TX.

RCI is an association of professional consultants, architects and engineers who specialize in the specification of design of roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall systems. The convention includes educational seminars and exhibits.


WRAPSHIELD® Receives CCMC 13547-R Evaluation

nrccThe report, issued by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), a program of the Institute for research in Construction at the Nation Research Council of Canada, states that WRAPSHIELD®", when used as a breather-type sheathing membrane in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in Section 3 of this Report, complies with the National Building Code 2010.

To read the entire report, Click Here


Visit Vaproshield at BUILDEX Vancouver

Visit VaproShield on Feb. 8 & 9th, Booth # 524, at BUILDEX Vancouver , one of Canada's largest tradeshows and conferences. Over 13,000 Design, Construction and Real Estate Management professionals visit the tradeshow each year featuring over 600 exhibits and 50 educational seminars.

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Visit Vaproshield at Two Upcoming Tradeshows

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Nov 30th to Dec 2nd in Toronto, Canada

 

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Dec 5th thru the 9th in Washington DC


Build Boston 2011

VaproShield will be exhibiting at the Build Boston Expo, November 16-18 at the Seaport World Trade Center, Booth #846.

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Ribbit Review Fall 2011

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The Fall 2011 issue of the Ribbit Review includes: Ribbit Resource, and recent News, Updates and Projects.

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VaproShield Attends GreenBuild

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VaproShield attended GreenBuild October 4-6 in Toronto, Canada. This was the expo's 10th anniversary and the first time it was held outside of the US. GreenBuild is the largest expo for green builders. Over 23,000 people attended and there were over 1,000 exhibitors.

VaproShield featured details of their projects from across North America.

The following VaproShield representatives were in attendance: Chris Davidson, Dan Hennessey, Bob McEachern and Mike Quinaln.


VaproShield Used for Apartment Renovation

bayshore_apartmentsVaproShield's weather resistive, WRAPSHIELD®, was used on a $3M apartment renovation in Astoria, Oregon. The apartments, built in 1971, were not suitable for the rainy, windy climate of the Northern Coast.

When Williams/Dame & Associates acquired the property, 25% of the units were unrentable due to water damage. The building is now "wrapped in Gore-Tex" explains the owner.

Read more about the benefits of WrapShield


VaproShield Speaks at Danis Construction

Week of June 27th: Engineered Systems of Ohio, together with VaproShield, was invited to present to estimators and project managers of Danis Construction in Miamisburg, Ohio. Between the two half day sessions, over 60 DSC02109estimators and project managers were in attendance.

Using a window opening mock-up, Gary Osmond, C.E.T., US East Territory Manager of VaproShield presented the adhesive properties of WRAPSHIELD SA® SELF-ADHERED, VaproFlashing, and 3D Factory Formed Corners in a lively hands-on demononstration.


Ribbit Review June 2011

may_rr_thumbJune's issue of the Ribbit Review includes: Launch of SlopeShield SAContinuing Education, How Air Barriers Reduce Energy Costs, and recent News, Updates and Projects.

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VaproShield Attends Trade Shows

IMG00043-20110512-1535_thumbVaproShield was a silver sponsor at the 13th annual Canadian Conference on Building Science & Technology. The three day conference in May was attended Booth_1435_NOLA_2011_010_thumbby over 200 building envelope professionals and featured workshops on air tightness and green building design.

VaproShield exhibited at the AIA 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition, May 12-14. The conference featured 800 exhibitors and 200+ educational opportunities.


VaproShield at 2011 AIA Convention

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VaproShield will be exhibiting at the AIA 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition, May 12-14, 2011 in New Orleans, LA, Booth #1435.

The Design Expo has more than 800 exhibitors, giving licensed architects, emerging professionals and allied partners an opportunity to see and touch products, to get detailed information, and to ask questions of the manufacturers representatives. The Expo will also feature educational opportunities, pavilions and association offerings.

The Conference will offer 200+ program offerings on hot industry topics such as: zero net energy design to building codes, business planning and marketing development.

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The 13th Canadian Conference on Building Science & Technology

becwinnipegVaproShield is proud to be a Silver sponsor of the 13th annual Canadian Conference on Building Science & Technology. 

The conference takes place on May 10-13, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology provides a forum for the presentation, discussion and sharing of practical building science research, knowledge and field experience.

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RCI Trade Show and Convention

11CTS--banner-theme-smOver 1200 professional consultants, architects and engineers will be attending the RCI Trade Show and Convention in Reno, NV.

VaproShield will be part of the trade show, April 7-12, Booth #204.
There will be a host of educational programs, networking opportunities and industry, supplier and manufacturer updates.

RCI, Incorporated is an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall systems.

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Second Issue of Ribbit Review Available

ribbit2February's Issue of the Ribbit Review includes: Who is VaproShield, VaproShield Launches VaproCaps, Managing the Stack Effect, and updates on recent projects.

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VaproShield Products Used on Washington “Passive” House

Almost 1,600 square feet of WALLSHIELD® and 800 square feet of SLOPESHIELD® were used on one of only a handful of “passive” houses in the country. Mini-B_res

A ‘passive” house is a very well-insulated, virtually air tight building primarily heated by passive solar gain and by internal gains. A “passive” house uses only 15-25% of the energy of what a current code house would use.

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VaproShield Weather Resistant Membranes featured in Builders News Magazine

bncoverVaproShield was highlighted in the November 2010 issue of Builders News. The article, " Outwitting Mother Nature, " discusses how builders have to learn to adapt to the various regions and seasons here in the U.S.

Rain creates problems for building products in the Northwest region and the article features VaproShield’s WALLSHIELD®, comparing it to Gore-Tex, as one of the best options to keeping out the moist air and rain.

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VaproShield displays at Greenbuild International Expo

VaproShield exhibited their products at the 2010 International Greenbuild Expo in Chicago, November 16-18, 2010. Greenbuild features the world's largest expo hall devoted to green building, and this year's turnout featured over 1,000 exhibitors showcasing latest in innovative products and services, exemplifying the idea of utilizing green to grow business.

VaproShield featured their new WrapShield SA Self-Adhered vapor permeable membrane and numerous LEED certified projects.

VaproShield exhibit staff included: Phil Johnson - Managing Partner, Dave Hales-National Sales Manager, Kevin Nolan-Technical Support, Supporting staff from around the country: Dan Hennessy - Arc Tech Solutions, Jeff Limp and Steve Miller - Sound Sales, Michael Herbst - Environmental Building Products, Mike Gottron - Engineered Systems of Ohio, Ron Boots - The Boots Group

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VaproShield Chosen for $81M Renovation Project on Historic Crocker Art Museum

The 125,000 square feet addition and renovation of the historic Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California features 90,000 square feet of WRAPSHIELD® Black. With precious artwork crockerindoors they needed to keep the moisture and harsh elements outdoors. WRAPSHIELD® was chosen for it’s perm rating of 50 while combining the best properties of a vapor permeable membrane and an air barrier in one affordable product.

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View the Crocker Museum Project Profile


VaproShield LLC Participates in Multiple LEED Projects

studio_thumbVaproShield products support sustainable building practices and efforts towards achieving LEED certification in the Energy & Atmosphere and Indoor Environmental categories throughout the spectrum of LEED products, including LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations (NC), LEED for Core & Shell, LEED for Existing Buildings (EB) and LEED for Homes.

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Ribbit Review Newsletter

VaproShield introduces an informative newsletter to keep you up to date on products and project profiles, along with the latest industry news. September’s newsletter includes: Who is VaproShield?, VaproShield Launches  Newsletter-ThumbnailWRAPSHIELD SA® SELF-ADHERED, Why Should I Care about Perms and Permeability?, and three project profiles.

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New Product Featured in ACHR

achrnewsVaproshield’s new product, WRAPSHIELD SA® SELF-ADHERED, was featured in ACHR News. The article highlights WRAPSHIELD®’s contributions to LEED and a full product description.

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To learn more about WrapShield SA-Self Adhered


VaproShield joins Facebook

VaproShield is commited to communicating with their audiences in an effective manner. So as more and more people use the internet, specifically social media sites like Facebook, to stay connected and research businesses, VaproShield expands their web presence by joining Facebook. With over 350 million active users, Facebook is the place to be.

Connect to VaproShield in a new way. “Like” VaproShield on Facebook to view our project profiles, learn more about our products, join discussions and to see updates about VaproShield in the news.

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VaproShield will be attending the GreenBuild Expo featuring their new product, WrapShield SA Self-Adhered and their LEED certified projects


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WrapShield used for LEED Platinum certified High School in Philadelphia, PA

Ken_resOver 18,000 s/f of WRAPSHIELD® was used on the new Kensington CAPA High School in Philadelphia, the first LEED Platinum certified school for the district. The architects appreciated VaproShield’s high-performance, cost effective approach for the building enclosure that maximized energy-efficiency and provided a highly-durable, watertight envelope.

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WrapShield SA (Self-Adhered) cited in Green Building Advisor.com Blog

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Musings of an Energy Nerd” is a widely followed blog by Martin Holladay, Senior editor. Holladay discusses that energy-efficient homes need tight air barriers and WrapShield SA is a new product for the industry to consider. Holladay notes, “…self-adhered wrap gives it several advantages: since its self-adhering, few fastener penetrations are required to install it, it doesn’t flap in the wind or suffer from ‘wind pumping’ problems; and its very airtight.” To read the complete blog click here.

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WrapShield SA Featured in Contractor Supply Home

CS_2011_MediaKit_cvrIn June 2010, WRAPSHIELD SA® SELF-ADHERED was featured in Contractor Supply reaching over 18,000+ construction equipment, tool and supply distributors, manufacturers and rep. agencies.  
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WallShield featured on sustainable campus in Rhinebeck, New York

1007_Omega_center-thumbVaproShield WALLSHIELD® was recently installed on the 6,250-sqaure-foot Omega Center for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, New York.

Holistic at Heart: A new building on the campus of the Omega Institute performs a very practical function, but also serves the organization’s loftier, pedagogical goals.

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living, or OCSL, houses part of a sewage treatment process and includes a classroom that the institute uses for general educational programs and to teach guests and the general public about the water cycle and sustainable building.


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VaproShield Participates in LEED Platinum Award

VaproShield donated 3,200 s/f of WRAPSHIELD® Black for Studio 804. Studio 804 is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit, design/build program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Studio-84_Image_resDesign, and Planning focusing on the creation of community based architecture. 

The residence was awarded a LEED Platinum certification, a first for a residence in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The home incorporates many strategies aimed at not only reducing energy consumption of the residence but also strives to generate a surplus, which can then be fed back into the electrical grid.

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 No Leaks in WallShield After Hydrant Break

Fire_Hydrant_Leak_resIn southern California a forklift driver accidently broke a fire hydrant sending a raging geyser onto the building structure for 20 minutes. Fortunately, the 7,000 s/f of WALLSHIELD® installed under the Trespa Meteon panels remained dry, no leaks, saving thousands of dollars on labor. Unfortuntaly, a competitive product installed under the stone tiles at the bottom of the structure leaked, requiring several man hours of re-installation and repair.


VaproShield premiers WrapShield SA Self-Adhered at AIA Convention

AIA_Logo_Book_AntiqueVaproShield premiered their new product WrapShield SA Self-Adhered to over 17,000 architects and designers from across the nation at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2010 National Convention and Design Exposition in Miami.

The theme of this year’s convention was “Design for the New Decade” based on the organization’s stance that as a new decade begins in the 21st century, architects and design professionals continue to learn how the next 10 years could revise the traditional ways they practice architecture.

This theme was especially applicable to VaproShield as they lead the industry in promoting awareness about breathable, energy-efficient building envelopes versus the “traditional” approach to seal up buildings.