BASF hosts the 4th annual sustainable construction roundtable during Greenbuild 2011


FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- BASF, the world's leading chemical company, will host the 4th Annual BASF Roundtable for Sustainable Construction on Oct. 5, 2011. The luncheon will occur from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Meeting Rooms Confederation 5 and 6, located at 100 Front Street West in Toronto, Canada during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This limited-seating event will present findings from this year’s architectural trends survey.

BASF will reveal the findings from the 2011 survey of more than 250 design professionals in both the United States and Canada.

Survey questions included:

  • What percentage of your current projects incorporate or require green building standards?
  • Do you think there is a need for a durability index, similar to an ENERGY STAR label?
  • Is Life Cycle Analysis is an important part of the day-to-day design process for your projects?
  • How do you receive news form third-party sources and are blogs as influential as traditional media venues? If so, which blogs or bloggers to you follow?
  • Which type of building would you prefer to design and build: near-zero energy or LEED Platinum?
  • Will the changes made to the LEED 2012 rating system for new construction be positive?

Following this brief presentation, attendees and BASF representatives will engage in roundtable discussions. Comments will be captured and included in the final report, which will be disseminated to the press and design community in December 2011. To view the top-line finding from last year’s event, please view the nine-minute video here.

To register for this limited-seating event, please contact For more information about BASF’s commitment to sustainable construction practices and education, please visit,

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

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 or in the Social Media Newsroom at

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