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LEED Platinum for Bayer building

Claims to generate more energy than it consumes with zero CO2 emissions

| | Aug 16, 2012 | 6:32 pm
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Claims to generate more energy than it consumes with zero CO2 emissions

Bayer MaterialScience has announced that its zero-energy office building in Greater Noida outside New Delhi, India, has been awarded LEED Platinum ranking in the New Construction category, receiving 64 out of 69 possible points. Bayer MaterialScience claimed that it was the highest score anywhere in the world so far, with the building scoring the maximum possible points in the categories of Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and Design. The building, which opened in early 2011, was built according to the principles of the EcoCommercial Building Program, a global network of experts under the leadership of Bayer MaterialScience and dedicated to sustainable building, the announcement added.

According to Bayer MaterialScience, Polyurethane-based materials used for the insulation, enable 70% reduction in electricity consumption compared with a conventional building in the tropical region and the thermal insulation, special protection against the sun and energy-saving techniques in the building management system contribute to a total primary energy savings of 42%. Also, the building uses a photovoltaic system to generate more energy than it consumes with zero CO2 emissions.

“The Platinum Award is a clear indication that the concept of ecologically sustainable building can be achieved with the right materials, regardless of whether in the developed world or in an emerging market,” said Thomas Roemer, Head of the Construction & Building industry platform at Bayer MaterialScience. “We hope that we can motivate builders and developers to engage more strongly in sustainable building.”

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