BASF to Unveil BEYOND.High Performance(TM) Home

BASF to Unveil BEYOND.High Performance(TM) Home 
Innovative Chemistry and Applied Building Science Enable Affordable
Construction of Net-Zero Energy Homes That Are Healthier, Safer, More
Comfortable 
FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 --  BASF announced today
that it will debut the company's BEYOND.High Performance(TM) net-zero
energy home at the International Builders Show (IBS), Jan. 22-24, in
Las Vegas.  
Homes built to the BEYOND.High Performance program requirements are
50 percent more energy efficient than a standard code-built home and
reduce indoor water use by 20 percent or more. They incorporate
renewable energy and occupant behavior to reach net-zero energy use. 
"This program introduces a new way of thinking to sustainable
construction," said Rick Davenport, Director of Sustainable
Construction for BASF in North America. "The BEYOND.High Performance
home focuses on the people inside the structure -- how they live and
their well-being. In essence, this program unites chemistry and
humanity to ensure that all individual parts of the home work
together to achieve comfort, efficiency and affordability." 
The net-zero energy home is a result that home builders can achieve
from using the BEYOND.High Performance program offered by the Center
for Building Excellence at BASF. This program provides consulting,
plan reviews and other services that enable builders to construct
sustainable houses affordably. This includes a wide range of metrics
and features for support before, during and after the build.  
The program emphasizes cost-effective techniques to reach
extraordinary levels of efficiency. All homes built to the
BEYOND.High Performance requirements must achieve a Home Energy
Rating System (HERS) Index score of 50 or lower.  
Innovative construction techniques include a high-performance, hybrid
insulation design in the roof decking -- consisting of open-cell
spray foam applied on a layer of closed-cell foam. Another unique
technique is the use of fluid, spray-applied flashing on the exterior
for superior air and moisture barrier performance. Other features of
the BEYOND.High Performance home include use of: 


 
--  insulated concrete forms,
--  advanced framing techniques to reduce lumber use,
--  light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, and,
--  low-flow faucets

  
"Right-sizing the mechanicals to select the right equipment is part of
our holistic systems approach when building these homes. This
approach allows the homeowner to enjoy smart technology and reduced
energy use at an affordable cost," said Davenport. "Every aspect of
this home, from the ground up, works as part of a system to create
the most energy-efficient and sustainable environment possible." 
IBS show attendees will see the BEYOND.High Performance net-zero
energy home from BASF in both construction and finished phases. To
schedule a special access tour of the home in Show Village, contact
the BASF Center for Building Excellence at cbe@basf.com. Members of
the media can schedule a tour and a meeting with Rick Davenport by
contacting Tim Wirtz at twirtz@sheltongrp.com.  
For more information about this project, or to learn more about
BASF's commitment to sustainable construction, visit
www.construction.basf.us/showhome.  
For press photos, please click on the following links:  
http://www.basf.us/pressphotos/1-14-13_NetZeroEnergyHome1.jpg.  
Suggested caption: The BEYOND.High Performance net zero energy home
from BASF will be demonstrated at IBS 2013 in both construction and
finished phases.  
http://www.basf.us/pressphotos/1-14-13_NetZeroEnergyHome2.jpg.  
Suggested caption: The BEYOND.High Performance net zero energy home
from BASF will be demonstrated at IBS 2013 in both construction and
finished phases. The phase two addition is shown here. 
http://www.basf.us/pressphotos/1-14-13_NetZeroEnergyHome3.jpg.  
Suggested caption: The BEYOND.High Performance net zero energy home
from BASF will be demonstrated at IBS 2013 in both construction and
finished phases. The phase three addition is shown here. 
BASF - The Chemical Company 
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the
North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has
more than 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20
billion in 2011. For more information about BASF's North American
operations, visit www.basf.us. 
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company.
Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products
and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic
success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through
science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all
industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our
products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources,
ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the
quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate
purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted
sales of about EUR 73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000
employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is
available on the Internet at www.basf.com. 
Trademarks are property of BASF SE and BASF Corporation.  
For more information contact:
Katharine Boyle
BASF Corporation
Tel: (973) 245-5931
E-mail: katharine.boyle@basf.com 
Tim Wirtz
Shelton Group
Tel: (865) 266-3930
E-mail: twirtz@sheltongrp.com 
 
 
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