Shanghai, China - Bayer MaterialScience said 16 Oct that it has opened its first lighthouse building of the EcoCommercial Building (ECB)programme in China, at its Qingdao, plant.
The company claims this is "a milestone for sustainable construction in China."
This administrative building of Bayer MaterialScience's plant in Qingdao is the first of its kind in China under the ECB Programme, a global initiative to provide an all-in-one solution through collective work from Bayer and a network of building partners.
The aim is to meet demand in China and across the world for creating highly efficient and cost-effective commercial and public buildings.
The 1000 sq.m complex holds 60 office workplaces and represents a building system where energy needs are covered through long-term efficiency gains and renewable energy generation.
In a statement, Dr Klaus Schaefer, president of Bayer MaterialScience China. "The rationale behind this project is to bring a model of our best practices and world-class solutions to China, which helps meet China's emerging demands for greener and more energy efficient cities. In the future, we wish to work closely with our ECB partners to develop more energy efficient buildings to contribute to a better environmental future."