The Chemistry of Sustainable Construction
Chemistry is the building block of construction. It’s used in almost every component of every structure—commercial, educational, infrastructure or residential. Chemistry helps save energy. Makes materials stronger. Speeds construction. The ingredients of improved sustainability.
As The Chemical Company, BASF is
a leader in the construction
industry. With more than 600
products serving 75 construction
product categories, BASF offers
the broadest portfolio of
products used directly on
construction sites, or integrated
into other products, to improve
the performance of construction projects.
Whether new construction, retrofit or historical restoration, BASF chemistry makes a significant contribution to improved performance.
Improved energy efficiency.
Increased durability. Speed of
construction. For more than half
a century, our construction
solutions and chemical
ingredients have helped
architects, engineers, designers,
contractors, owners, builders and
original equipment manufacturers
make construction projects better
with material choices that are
proven to make a tangible
difference to the performance of
construction projects throughout
their entire lifecycle.
Why? Because sustainability loves chemistry. Chemistry between elements in the lab that combine to create high-performance materials. Chemistry between systems on the job site that combine to create high-performance structures. Chemistry between stakeholders on the design team that come together to set and exceed performance goals for their construction projects. Through innovation, education and collaboration.
Get Access to Excellence
The Center for Building
Excellence serves as a conduit
to the depth and breadth of
BASF's innovative technologies
and provides tailored
solutions for design and
Our multidisciplinary team of building scientists, architects, engineers and sustainable construction experts think beyond the ordinary, adapt to changing conditions and offer insights that trigger revolutionary approaches to complex situations.
Maybe you need help selecting the right materials or systems. You might have questions about programs like LEED®, Passive House or the Living Building Challenge. What about lifecycle analysis and performance testing? Or your challenge could be something specific to your site or project.
Tell us your challenge. We’ll help you find a solution.