BASF uses technology to create green UK home

07 January 2008 16:55  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--BASF is to open a model home in the UK to showcase how its chemical products can minimise the environmental impact of housing, Claire Farrar, project manager at the European chemical company, said on Monday.


The BASF House, part of Nottingham University’s Creative Energy Homes Project, aims to address the widespread shortage of housing, concerns over greenhouse gas emissions and a lack of developable land in the UK through efficient construction and refurbishment.


It uses passive heating and ventilation to maximise solar energy gains and its carbon footprint is reduced through efficient insulation, BASF said.


The house uses modern construction methods such as an insulated concrete formwork consisting of polystyrene blocks filled with concrete, and structural polyurethane insulation, sandwiched between boards.


BASF has completed similar projects in Europe, Asia and the US.


For more on the BASF House project, see the 4 February 2008 issue of ICIS Chemical Business

By: Andy Brice
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