Leverkusen, Germany - Bayer MaterialScience has commissioned a new zero-emission office building to be constructed in Noida near New Delhi, India.
The BMS Innovation Center will have 1200 sq.m of usable floor space for around 50 employees, including an adjoining display hall of 1000 sq.m, at a cost of Euro 5 million ($7.7 million).
The new building will utilise a range of polyurethane construction materials and applications such as polyurethane thermal and electrical insulation.
BMS claims that using polyurethane insulating materials will save as much as 70 times the amount of energy that was needed for their production. The building will use its own resources to generate enough solar power to meet its energy needs, thereby giving out no emissions.
A number of other eco-projects are also being planned in other climates. According to BMS, polyurethane insulation can be adapted to extreme heat and humidity as well as harsher colder environments.
Werner Wenning, Bayer chairman said, "The construction of the first 'EcoCommercial Building' represents another milestone in our Bayer climate programme." He added, "this new building concept will make a vital contribution to climate protection in a key area of greenhouse gas emissions."