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BASF announces first partner in "BEYOND" building program

Posted on April 25, 2016


Virginia-based developer builds
“BEYOND”-level homes in Richmond area development, with plans to expand into new Williamsburg community

WILLIAMSBURG, VA, and CHARLOTTE, NC, April 25, 2016 – BASF today announced the first builder partner to join the TopBuild Home Services’ Environments For Living® program to establish the new “BEYOND” program level. Builder and developer Jay Epstein, of Health-E Homes Community Enterprises of Virginia, committed to integrating BEYOND level homes in his Rocketts Landing development in Richmond, Virginia.


Joining BASF and Environments For Living to build homes at the “BEYOND” level offers a pathway to further increase the efficiencies of new homes, with the added consumer benefit of a ten-year limited heating and cooling energy use and comfort guarantee. To meet the BEYOND level requirements, the homes use BASF’s HP+™ Wall system. which increases insulation values and reduces thermal bridging, improves air-tightness and increases R-values, improves moisture management, and a reduces lumber use by up to 25 percent without reducing strength or structural integrity.


“Home buyers have entered a new era of thinking about what their home should be capable of and companies such as BASF hold the technology to make those expectations possible,” said Jay Epstein, Developer/Builder, Health E Community Enterprise of Virginia. “Taking on the exciting challenge of building homes at the BEYOND level, with support from BASF and the Environments For Living program, has further reinforced our commitment to building affordable homes that will perform optimally, provide comfort, and offer ways for the homebuyer to receive savings in the long term.”


Epstein will also integrate a number of carefully selected performance systems to contribute to a comprehensive balanced building system. Environments For Living will review and monitor the homes’ construction and certify each home’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and BEYOND level achievements. The BEYOND level Health-E homes will be located at The Villas at Rocketts Landing, a 45 home development in Richmond, Virginia, and at The Settlement at Walnut Creek in Williamsburg, Virginia, a 75-home development.


About TopBuild Home Services, Inc. and the Environments For Living® program

TopBuild Home Services, Inc., a TopBuild Corp. company (NYSE:BLD), is an innovative leader in home performance and creating energy-efficient, comfortable homes. Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, the company serves both homeowners and residential builders through the Environments For Living® and Environments For Living Certified Green® programs. Visit for more information.  


TopBuild Corp., headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, is the leading installer and distributor of insulation products to the United States construction industry. We provide insulation services nationwide through TruTeamSM, which has over 175 branches in 40 states.  Our Service Partners® business distributes insulation from over 70 branches in 33 states.  We leverage our national footprint to gain economies of scale while capitalizing on our local market presence to forge strong relationships with our customers.  To learn more about TopBuild visit our website at


About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.4 billion in 2015. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at


Media Inquiries:

BASF Contact:
Joy Bryant
Tel.: (980) 218-1230
  TopBuild Home Services, Inc. Contact:
Dave Bell
Tel.: (386) 763-4955
Health-E Homes Contact:
Jay Epstein
Tel: (757) 592-4855
  Sharp Communications Contact:
Kate Harrington
Tel.: (212) 829-0002, ext. 105



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