LOGIX® ICFs Made with BASF’s Neopor® Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Creates Award Winning, Sustainable Student Housing

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BASF proudly announces the accomplishments of its customer, LOGIX®. The insulated concrete form (ICF) manufacturer was recognized at both the annual ICF Builder Awards and Ontario Concrete Awards for their involvement in the innovative Village Suites sustainable student housing project in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

BASF proudly announces the accomplishments of its customer, LOGIX®. The insulated concrete form (ICF) manufacturer was recognized at both the annual ICF Builder Awards and Ontario Concrete Awards for their involvement in the innovative Village Suites sustainable student housing project in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

The six-story residential building is constructed with 30,000 LOGIX Platinum Series blocks made with BASF’s Neopor. LOGIX, an early adapter of sustainable technology, has constructed several buildings that feature silver-gray insulation materials made of Neopor instead of traditional white expandable polystyrene insulation.

“We launched LOGIX Platinum Series in early 2010 and it has quickly become the ICF of choice for building owners looking for additional comfort and energy efficiency.” says Andy Lennox, Vice President, Marketing for LOGIX Insulated Concrete Forms Ltd. “LOGIX Platinum Series, made with BASF Neopor, provides significantly more R-value without increasing wall thickness. Energy modeling studies completed for the Village Suites project indicate the building will see a reduction of 75% in annual heating and cooling costs compared to a structure built to minimum building code which is just outstanding.”

LOGIX took home first place in the heavy construction category at the 6th Annual ICF Builder Awards on January 18, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada during the World of Concrete and was also named winner in the mid to high-rise residential category at the Ontario Concrete Awards on December 1, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.

“BASF is proud to work with LOGIX on the first major use of Neopor in North America,” said Aaron Wood, BASF’s North American Marketing Manager for the Global Foams Business. “Because ICFs made of Neopor require less raw material than standard white ICFs, they use less material without sacrificing insulation performance, and save cost and resources with less impact to the environment,” said Wood.

Neopor stands apart from traditional EPS because it contains graphite particles that reflect thermal radiation, reducing heat loss and improving insulation capacity. Village Suites is the largest project in Canada designed to a LEED® Platinum standard, one of the highest environmental sustainability standards for buildings.

For more information about Neopor, please visit http://www.neopor.basf.us/
For more information about BASF Sustainable Building Products, please visit http://www.construction.basf.us. For more information about LOGIX ICFs, please visit http://www.logixicf.com.

BASF – The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,400 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.7 billion in 2010. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit http://www.basf.us.

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, and agricultural products to 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 €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at http://www.basf.com or in the Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.basf.com.

LOGIX® is a registered trademark of LOGIX
Neopor® is a registered trademark of BASF Corporation
LEED® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council

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