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Houses that protect the climate

CLAIRE FARRAR

is project manager of the BASF low energy house in Nottingham.



3:1 for Climate Protection*

* BASF products save three times more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire amount caused by the production and disposal of all the company’s products – as shown by our corporate carbon footprint. 
 

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 Corporate carbon footprint and products for climate protection

Claire Farrar, Project manager of the BASF low energy house in Nottingham. (photo)

VALUE FOR BASF

Success with products for climate protection

Innovation for energy efficient building The BASF low energy house in Nottingham shows how modern construction chemicals and plastics contribute to climate protection. BASF sells, for example, 400,000 metric tons of insulation materials like Styropor® and Neopor® each year. Our corporate carbon footprint proves that BASF products save 252 million metric tons of CO2 worldwide, in contrast to 87 million metric tons of CO2 emissions from raw material extraction, production and disposal of all our products.

Claire Farrar at the construction site of the low energy house in Nottingham, inaugurated in spring 2008. (photo)

Claire Farrar on site during construction of the low energy house in Nottingham, England, inaugurated in spring 2008.

VALUE FOR SOCIETY

Energy efficient houses that protect the climate

Homeowners save energy and protect the environment BASF products and technologies help save CO2 in many areas of life. In the BASF low energy house, modern materials like Neopor® and Elastopor® provide energy efficient insulation. The phase change material Micronal® PCM is used as an alternative to air conditioning and accordingly saves on electricity and maintenance costs. Black pigments like Paliogen®, Lumogen® or Sicopal® in roof coatings absorb only a small amount of the sun’s infrared radiation and prevent dark surfaces from overheating. In this way, homeowners can save energy, protect their building materials, and at the same time reduce their maintenance costs.

The use of innovative products saves energy and preserves building materials: the BASF low energy house in Nottingham. (photo)

The use of innovative products saves energy and better protects building materials: the BASF low energy house in Nottingham.

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