Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Bayer MaterialScience llc's Pittsburgh headquarters has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Commercial Interior (LEED-CI) gold-level certification for a renovated office building on its campus.
"Bayer MaterialScience offers a portfolio of products that make more energy-efficient, more comfortable and more innovative buildings possible," said Jerry MacCleary, president of the group in North America.
"This LEED certification again demonstrates Bayer's commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency."
Renovation at the Pittsburgh headquarters included installation of more energy-efficient systems for heating, cooling and plumbing, as well as selection of sustainable construction materials, many of which feature Bayer products, including:
• Technogel polyurethane material which is incorporated into the employee and guest seating, providing greater ergonomic comfort.
• Gthurm windows, a line of energy-efficient windows, produced by Graham Architectural Products. Installed in the building's lobby, they employ a polyurethane composite using resin supplied by Bayer.
• Makrolon MAK clear polycarbonate sheet, which is used for the workstations, allowing natural light to filter throughout the workplace.
• Makrolon polycarbonate resin, used in LED (light-emitting diode) light fixture lenses.
The renovation is part of a $17-million 'Workspace of the Future' project covering several other buildings on the Pittsburgh campus. Insulation upgrades, installation of energy-efficient windows and LED lighting in three additional buildings are complete.