HVAC Breaking News

Jan. 24, 2006: BASF Launches Website Highlighting Near-Zero Energy Home

January 24, 2006
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - BASF Corp. has launched the www.betterhomebetterplanet.com Website, a learning tool about how to build homes that are 80 percent more energy efficient, disaster resistant, faster to construct, and affordable, says the company.

The Website features an interactive, multimedia presentation on the BASF Near-Zero Energy Home, part of the company's Better Home Better Planet initiative and now under construction in Paterson, N.J. Slated to open for tours in the spring of 2006, the Near-Zero Energy Home has been selected by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a pilot test for the recently launched Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Homes (LEED-H) rating system. Based on current estimates, the Near-Zero Energy Home will also achieve a Housing Energy Rating Score (HERS) Energy Star® score of 93 - the highest rating received to date under New Jersey's Energy Star program.

The www.betterhomebetterplanet.com Website steps the visitor through the home using a systems approach that integrates the three key elements to high-performance building - the building exterior, mechanical HVAC, and solar power, says the company.

"The launch of www.betterhomebetterplanet.com and the demonstration home are in keeping with BASF's long standing commitment to sustainable development and bringing cost-effective solutions to the building and construction industry - especially in cities like Paterson, N.J., where cost savings achieved through improved energy efficiency and low-maintenance durability are most needed," according to Jack Armstrong, business manager for BASF's Styropor® and expanded polystyrene business in North America.

Once the construction and demonstration phases are completed, the Near Zero Energy Home will be donated to the nonprofit St. Michael's Housing Corp. as a home for a local family with a quadriplegic son.

Publication date: 01/23/2006

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-21-14 cover

2014 April 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con