An iPad for your Thoughts -- Contribute to the BASF Design Challenge for a Chance to Win

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From now until Nov. 12, 2010, BASF will be hosting an online forum to generate new ideas and best practices in two areas: Net-Zero Energy School Design and Embodied Energy. Ideas are ranked and promoted by fellow participants. A 16GB Wi-Fi iPad will be awarded to two of the most active participants.

From now until Nov. 12, 2010, BASF will be hosting an online forum to generate new ideas and best practices in two areas: Net-Zero Energy School Design and Embodied Energy. Ideas are ranked and promoted by fellow participants. A 16GB Wi-Fi iPad will be awarded to two of the most active participants.

To join the online discussion:

  •     Go to http://www2.basfconstruction.us/spigit and sign up
  •     Pick a topic: School Design Challenge or Embodied Energy
  •     Contribute to discussions
  •     Start your own discussion thread
  •     Vote on others’ comments

More than just an online message board, this discussion is a unique opportunity to harness the collective knowledge of the construction community and apply it to sustainability. The results will be shared with all participants.

The five participants with the most points in each topic will be entered into a drawing to win one of two Apple 16GB Wi-Fi iPads. You earn points by how the online community scores your ideas and by how often you participate. The more you participate, the higher your chances are to win.

Forum at a Glance
When you log in, you are invited to comment on high-performance school design, embodied energy, or both.

For the school design challenge, the forum asks you to imagine that you are now designing the Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, Illinois. This real-life school, completed in 2004, is designed to achieve 30 percent savings compared with ASHRAE 90.1-1999 minimums. It was the first LEED-certified high school in Illinois and the third in the United States. What would you do now if you were designing it to achieve 80 percent savings?

If you select the embodied energy discussion, you are asked if embodied energy should be a central design consideration in day-to-day design practices. If so, what tools and information would help you make more informed decisions about embodied energy in your design/build projects.

Results will be tabulated and winners will be announced at the 3rd Annual BASF GreenBuild Luncheon Forum on Sustainable Construction Practices on Nov. 17 at GreenBuild 2010 in Chicago.

For more information, please visit http://www2.basfconstruction.us/spigit. For answers to your questions about sustainable construction solutions from BASF, please visit http://www.construction.basf.us.
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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $13 billion in 2009. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, or to sign up to receive news releases by e-mail, visit http://www.basf.us.

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 and oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF creates chemistry to help 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 posted sales of more than €50 billion in 2009 and had approximately 105,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at http://www.basf.com.
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