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April 5, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience LLC Joins Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments
 
MILWAUKEE, WI (April 5, 2011) – Bayer MaterialScience LLC, one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and high-performance plastics, has joined the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments (ASBE), a select group of industry leaders who practice and are recognized for leadership in sustainability. Bayer MaterialScience LLC offers innovative materials and technologies that help enable the development of many sustainable building solutions, including insulation, daylighting, illumination and indoor environmental quality, among others.

Founded in 2003, the mission of ASBE is to transform the marketplace: to make green building best practices industry standards. To that end, it strives to raise awareness of sustainable development and promote the triple-bottom-line benefits delivered through high-performance, green buildings. Members include Eaton Corp., Forbo Flooring, Haworth, Johnson Controls Inc., Kohler Co., KONE, Milliken & Company, Philips Lighting, Watertronics, and now Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

“Bayer MaterialScience LLC recognizes that to keep pace with the constantly changing building industry and dwindling natural resources, it is critical to factor efficiency and affordability into the sustainable building equation,” said Craig Zurawski, executive director of ASBE. “We’re delighted to welcome them as an executive member.”

As part of the company’s long-standing commitment to sustainability, Bayer MaterialScience LLC developed EcoCommercial Building (ECB), an interdisciplinary network of organizations that provides a single point of entry into a world of products and services that help building professionals achieve their sustainable building goals. From learning about material performance to integrating technologies, ECB helps streamline the search for sustainable solutions, enabling decisions makers to save valuable time and money.

“ASBE and its members are a great complement to the ECB organizations looking to make a difference in the commercial building segment,” said Paul Platte, head of Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s EcoCommercial Building Network in North America. “Both ASBE and Bayer strive to deliver a wide array of sustainable solutions. It’s a great opportunity for us to not only get in front of new audiences, but also to bring our wealth of knowledge and experience in disciplines that currently aren’t covered by existing ASBE members. We’re very excited to be a part of this.”

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,400 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2010 sales of 10.2 billion Euros. Bayer MaterialScience's North American sales were 2.0 billion Euros in 2010. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, excellence in corporate management, social responsibility and respect for the environment. For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC, call 1-800-662-2927, e-mail naftainfo@bayerbms.com or visit www.bayermaterialsciencenafta.com.

The Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments is a group of industry leaders who practice and are recognized for leadership in sustainability; that is economic, social and environmental responsibility. It is committed to delivering high performance sustainable solutions for the built environment. To learn more about the Alliance, its members and the green building industry, go to www.greenerfacilities.org or call 866-913-9473.

CONTACTS:
Sean Kelly
Bayer MaterialScience LLC
(412) 777-5200

Craig Zurawski
ASBE
(414) 332-1500
 
 
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