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No Plane, Train, Automobile Required: The BASF Sustainable Construction Virtual Expo Debuts Oct. 20, 2011

Industry experts join BASF to explore sustainable construction during a zero-waste, virtual, real-time event

Submitted by: BASF Corporation

Categories: Sustainability, Environment

Posted: Oct 07, 2011 – 02:10 PM EST


FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 07 /CSRwire/ - Registration is now open for the first Sustainable Construction Virtual Expo presented by BASF, to occur on Oct. 20, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST. This interactive event will feature industry-leading keynote speakers, an exposition hall featuring solutions for sustainable construction, real-time chats with industry experts, downloadable resources and networking.

Industry stakeholders joining the event will include the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program, The Urban Land Institute, The Structural Insulated Panel Association, The National Building Museum, The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council and the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes.

“Our goal is to use this platform to empower, motivate and organize decision makers across multiple industries who need solutions for sustainable construction,” said Mary Poma, BASF Manager, Market & Customer Development for Sustainable Construction.

To create an open minded and balanced experience for participants, BASF engaged third-party experts to present their unique, expert perspective and brand agnostic insight.

Speakers will include:

  • Building in 2011: Safety and Sustainability Working Together
    Presenter: Leslie Chapman-Henderson, President, The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc (FLASH)
  • Building on Innovation: The Significance of Anchor Institutions in a New Era of City Building
    Presenter: Tom Murphy, Senior Resident Fellow, Urban Land Institute; Mayor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1994-2006)
  • Water Scarcity as a Driver for Innovation
    Presenter: William Sarni, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Author,
    "Corporate Water Strategies,” and the forthcoming, "Water Tech – A Guide to Innovation and Business Opportunities"

The Expo Hall: Construction Solutions, Sustainability Tools, Demonstrations Projects, Expert Chats and More
In the virtual exposition hall, attendees will be able to chat live with experts and learn more about hundreds of sustainable construction products. Examples will include:

  • pervious surfaces that replenish aquifers;
  • innovations that make roads, highways and bridges safer and stronger;
  • systems and products that reduce energy consumption and help buildings withstand the forces of nature.

Attendees will also find information about tools that measure and compare environmental impacts.

For a full schedule of events and to register, please visit  http://www.basfsustainableconstructionexpo.com. To learn more about BASF sustainable construction offerings, please visit www.basf.us/construction.

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,400 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.7 billion in 2010. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us.

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com or in the Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.basf.com.

For more information, please contact:

Vanessa Quijano Manager, Marketing Comms.
Phone: Tel: 973-245-7193


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