High-Performance Homes: Chemistry Helps Reduce our Environmental Impact


The New Jersey-based BASF Corporation, a leading chemical company, believes in sustainable homebuilding so much that it set out to convince skeptical builders how high-performance construction is not only economically viable, but can also save builders, and their home-buying customers, money.  

In 2007, the company provided materials and technical support for the National Homebuilder Mainstream GreenHome™, a demonstration home created in Raleigh, N.C., to provide a lesson plan for mainstream sustainable building. The chemistry-enhanced products BASF provided include spray polyurethane insulation and air barrier, a new type of color-enhancing additive for concrete pavement, and expandable polystyrene insulating foam. 

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