There’s been a lot of buzz recently around greening large commercial buildings, with everyone from the Empire State Building’s managers to former president Bill Clinton getting in on the act. Bayer MaterialScience has thrown its hat in the ring, too, with its EcoCommercial Building (ECB) network, and it’s getting help from Noveda Technologies.
Bayer is moving ahead with plans to construct net zero commercial buildings, starting with the ECB Conference Center at Bayer’s North American headquarters in suburban Pittsburgh, Penn., and moving on to buildings in Monheim, Germany; Greater Noida, India; and Diegem, Belgium. In each of these locations, Bayer plans to use Noveda’s energy monitoring technologies to demonstrate the energy efficiency of these building projects.
Bayer’s ECB Network was created in order to give clients access to “a world of materials, products and services” designed to help them achieve performance and economic objectives for sustainable construction projects. These buildings will demonstrate how Bayer’s network of eco-offerings for commercial buildings perform in practice, as well as in different climates.
Members of Bayer’s ECB Network include Acuity Brands, Bayer, Bostik, CB Richard Ellis, Centria, Deloitte, Eaton, Graham Architectural Products, IDC Architects, Johnson Controls, Kingspan, Noveda Technologiesand Winco Windows. Bayer’s proprietary offerings include waterborne, renewable content and ultra-low-to-zero VOC coatings and sealants, customized polyurethane spray foam and polyiso board insulation, as well as polycarbonate sheeting.