Ekaterinburg, Russia -- BASF and Renova Stroygroup have set up a strategic partnership for energy-efficient construction in Ekaterinburg, in the Urals in Russia.
Russian construction group Renova Stroygroup plans to build housing for around 325 000 people with the aid of energy-efficient BASF construction materials and expertise in the new city district of Akademitscheskij Rayon, one of Europe's largest building sites.
"BASF is a global market leader in the manufacture of products and system solutions for sustainable construction. We now prove this within our cooperation with Renova, " said Dr Jürgen Hambrecht, BASF chairman in the company's 15 July announcement.
The first building with a thermal insulation composite system has now been constructed in Akademitscheskij Rayon using insulation paneling made of BASF's Neopor. The paneling system enables energy savings of up to 50 percent compared with non-insulated buildings. In addition, BASF's subsidiary Luwoge consult will contribute to the conception and planning of a low-energy house in Akademitscheskij Rayon.
The two companies also plan to extend their cooperation on energy efficiency initiatives in the Ural Federal District beyond the current project.
BASF's polyurethane systems unit Elastokam has also been cooperating with city authorities in Ekaterinburg to retrofit polyurethane insulation in an apartment block in Peace Street in the city as a test project on energy saving. The PU unit has also been involved in a pilot project to use PU foam to insulate a section of Ekaterinburg's municipal heating pipeline