Solutions for Sustainable Construction

BASF provides products and solutions to help building owners, design professionals, concrete producers, and contractors build and restore structures. Our solutions perform to the highest standards while considering cost, environmental impact and the safety of our customers and building occupants.  We simplify and streamline the construction process by offering sustainable solutions that perform, services that quantify sustainability, and knowledgeable partners to help solve our customers’ challenges.

Products and technologies for sustainable construction

The Master Builders Solutions portfolio contributes to sustainable construction by offering products and systems that:

  • Help contribute to safer, healthier environments for building occupants and the contractors who build our structures 
  • Help lower energy, water usage and material waste both during and post construction
  • Help reduce carbon emissions and improve heat management
  • Increase durability and protect structures to make them last longer 

Learn more about our solutions for sustainable construction

Resources for LEED projects

BASF is an active and supporting member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and has LEED APs and LEED Green Associates on staff to help customers identify the products and solutions that contribute to LEED certification.  Whether a project is registered under LEED 2009 or LEED v4, LEED letters for many of our products are conveniently available on our site or can be requested through our contact form.

Quantifying sustainability

Third-party validated tools and services allow BASF to evaluate and compare the sustainability of products to help construction professionals make informed decisions.
  • Eco-Efficiency Analysis for Concrete Mixtures – This comparative life cycle assessment methodology examines the cost and environmental impacts of alternative products, processes and technologies. It evaluates the entire environmental life cycle, beginning with extraction of raw materials, through the disposal or recycling of the product.  Learn more
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Service for Concrete Mixtures – BASF creates externally verified, ISO compliant EPD for concrete producers for any concrete product.    Learn more

Living our commitment

Our facilities serve as a tangible example of BASF’s commitment to sustainable construction. One example of this is the BASF Construction Chemicals facility in Shakopee, MN, which was awarded LEED O&M Silver Certification in 2009, only the third building in Minnesota to earn LEED certification on an existing building. The BASF North American headquarters in Florham Park, NJ, achieved double platinum certification in 2012 – the fifth construction project in the US to earn this prestigious certification.

We take a holistic approach to sustainable construction and continue to work to improve all our facilities - whether LEED certified or not. We believe that as a supplier of products and solutions to this market, our work to constantly improve our buildings allows us to more fully understand what it takes to participate in sustainable construction projects.