Nov 21, 2019

BASF supports EC3 tool as Pilot Partner

HOUSTON, November 14, 2019 – BASF is pleased to announce the company’s role as a pilot partner for the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool — a free, open-source online tool designed to easily calculate the carbon emissions of building materials.
“BASF is committed to contributing to a world that provides a sustainable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone,” said Luis Espada, Head of Business Management, Neopor North America. “One of the ways we do this is creating products like Neopor GPS insulation, which gives architects and building owners a solution to help lower the carbon footprint of their buildings.”
Neopor GPS is a graphite polystyrene rigid foam insulation that provides maximum efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainability on construction projects because it uses up to 30% less material than alternative products.
Neopor GPS directly supports the intent of the EC3 tool — to help building professionals quantify, report and reduce the embodied carbon impact of their projects. Embodied carbon is the carbon dioxide emitted during the manufacturing, transportation and installation of building materials. It is estimated that between now and 2060, the amount of building floorspace in the world will double, and at least half of the carbon footprint of new buildings will take the form of embodied carbon.
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