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BASF Offers Online Spray Foam Roofing Insulation Course
One-hour interactive online course covers several popular roofing insulation systems

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, August 2009 – BASF, the Chemical Company, is offering a new course called Sustainable Design: Eco-efficiency of Roofing Insulation Systems in its virtual classroom, the Online Campus for High-Performance Construction.

This one-hour interactive online course, registered with the AIA (Reg # RV940, HSW, SD), covers several popular roofing insulation systems including expanded polystyrene (EPS), polyisocyanurate (Polyiso), extruded polystyrene (XPS), and sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF), discussing the influences each one has on sustainable design.

Divided into three sections, the course addresses Sustainable Development, Insulation Systems, Technical Aspects and Environmental and Economic Aspects. It compares different plastic insulation systems, with some technical points on each system. It also explains the use of eco-efficiency analysis.

“We created the Online Campus for High-Performance Construction to help industry professionals more quickly adopt proven solutions that make construction more sustainable,” said Jack Armstrong, Leader Construction Markets for BASF in North America. ”To BASF, that means increasing energy efficiency, speed of construction and project durability that can translate directly into more profit for the builder and more value for the owner through lower utility and maintenance costs.”

Currently, there are five courses posted on the BASF Online Campus for High-Performance Construction, including:

  1. High-Performance EIFS for Sustainable Construction
  2. Sealant Repairs that Last: Hybrid Sealants for Building Restoration
  3. Concrete Additives: Water-Repellency & Efflorescence Control in Masonry
  4. High-Performance Green Buildings: New Materials and Methods
  5. Sustainable Design: Eco-efficiency of Roofing Insulation Systems

To learn more about the BASF Online Campus for High-Performance Construction, please visit www.basf.com/construction and click on the link located at the bottom left titled, “BASF Online Campus for Construction.” More information about BASF in construction is also available at www.highperformancecommunity.com and www.betterhomebetterplanet.com.

BASF - The Chemical Company. We don't make a lot of the products you buy. We make a lot of the products you buy better.®

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 15,000 employees in North America, and had sales of approximately $17.5 billion in 2008. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, or to sign up to receive news releases by e-mail, visit
www.basf.com/usa.

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals, as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has approximately 97,000 employees and posted sales of more than €62 billion in 2008. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at
www.basf.com.

Company Contact
Mary MacLeod
Maverick Marketing

mary@mavmarket.com
(207) 929-4568
Company Contact
Bill Pagano
BASF Corporate Communications

william.pagano@basf.com
(973) 245-6071


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