BASF has partnered with its customer Logix. The insulated concrete form manufacturer was recognized at both the annual ICF Builder Awards and Ontario Concrete Awards for their involvement in the Village Suites sustainable student housing project in Oshawa, Ontario.

The six-story residential building is constructed with 30,000 Logix Platinum Series blocks made with BASF’s Neopor. Logix, an early adapter of sustainable technology, has constructed several buildings that feature silver-gray insulation materials made of Neopor instead of traditional white expandable polystyrene insulation.

“We launched Logix Platinum Series in early 2010 and it has quickly become the ICF of choice for building owners looking for additional comfort and energy efficiency.” said Andy Lennox, Vice President, Marketing for Logix Insulated Concrete Forms Ltd. “Logix Platinum Series, made with BASF Neopor, provides significantly more R-value without increasing wall thickness. Energy modeling studies completed for the Village Suites project indicate the building will see a reduction of 75 percent in annual heating and cooling costs compared to a structure built to minimum building code which is just outstanding.”

Logix took home first place in the heavy construction category at the 6th Annual ICF Builder Awards on January 18 in Las Vegas, during the World of Concrete and was also named winner in the mid to high-rise residential category at the Ontario Concrete Awards on December 1, 2010 in Toronto.

“BASF is proud to work with Logix on the first major use of Neopor in North America,” said Aaron Wood, BASF’s North American Marketing Manager for the Global Foams Business. “Because ICFs made of Neopor require less raw material than standard white ICFs, they use less material without sacrificing insulation performance, and save cost and resources with less impact to the environment,” said Wood.

Neopor stands apart from traditional EPS because it contains graphite particles that reflect thermal radiation, reducing heat loss and improving insulation capacity. Village Suites is the largest project in Canada designed to a LEED Platinum standard, one of the highest environmental sustainability standards for buildings.

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