Leverkusen/Stuttgart, Germany -- Bayer MaterialScience and building and engineering company Ed. Züblin AG have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on a pilot project for the construction of an energy-efficient commercial building.
As part of the agreement the EcoCommercial Building programme of BMS, which includes a range of energy-efficient polyurethane technology and solutions, will partner with Züblin in integrated consulting, energy and material solutions, a 2 Aug BMS statement said.
According to BMS, the focus of the partnership with Züblin will be on "optimising the energy demands of buildings through building envelope insulation concepts, energy-efficient building technologies, renewable energy applications, and interior solutions to increase user comfort and health as well as energy-efficiency."
"Our EcoCommercial Building programme is an entirely new business model we have created for the construction industry," BMS polyurethanes chief Peter Vanacker said in the statement.
"Most of the solutions for constructing green buildings are already available in the marketplace. Taking on a system integration role, the programme allows the industry to leverage the potential of new developments in materials and technologies, and to put sustainable construction into practice," Vanacker added. (RD)
PIC: front row: Dr.-Ing. Rainer Bareiss, head of the SF direction in the central technical area at Züblin, Jörn Beckmann, member of the board of management of Züblin, Peter Vanacker, member of the executive committee of Bayer MaterialScience and global sponsor of the programME, and Dr. Thomas Braig, head of the EcoCommercial Building program in the Europe, Middle East, Africa region; standing behind: Dieter Wilken, head of the turn-key construction team (Cologne) at Züblin, and Manfred Rink, head of New Business at Bayer MaterialScience (all from left to right).