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Sustainability measured and tested


To address unpredictable energy costs, construction projects must achieve new levels of efficiency. They need to be strong to withstand the damaging effects of severe weather, while having a minimal impact on the environment.


We believe scientific measurement is the only way to accurately document the true impact of construction products over the entire lifecycle. Proof of performance-in the lab and in the field-identifies best-in-class technologies, systems that rise to the challenges we face and provide the solutions we need.


Faster, better return


Projects also need to realize ROI, faster, with a greater rate of return. They also need to be verified.


That's why we develop award-winning tools that help benchmark the impact of products and systems on the triple bottom line of ecology, economy and society.




The aim of the Eco-efficiency analysis is to compare similar products or processes. The third-party-validated process was developed to harmonize ecology and economy. This involves carrying out an overall study of alternative solutions to include a total cost determination and the calculation of ecological impact over the entire lifecycle in five categories:

  • Resource utilization
  • Energy consumption
  • Emissions to air, water and soil
  • Toxicity potential
  • Misuse and risk potential



SELECT™ Eco-Label Manager: Navigate the Confusion

Our Sustainability, Eco Labeling & Environmental Certification Tracking (SELECT) Eco-Label Manager was developed to help BASF and our external stakeholders strategically manage the abundance of eco-labels, environmental claims, product directories and green ratings systems.


The database is comprehensive database and includes detailed program information and functionality that can help you:

  • View the requirements of programs in a structured format;
  • Compare programs and program specifications; and
  • Assess their products against program requirements



True Total Cost of Ownership


The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis tool evaluates the cost of using one product and compares it to alternative products. Costs include raw materials, labor, manufacturing, energy, waste, capital and environmental health and safety (EHS) programs. TCO analysis often brings out the less obvious ownership costs that might otherwise be overlooked in making purchasing decisions or budget plans.


Together, we'll learn what works.


We'll also work with you to track real-world results. We learn what works and fix what doesn't. We use science and third-party validation of the data to back up our products.


In short, we offer proof.