BASF Goes Platinum With "Near-Zero Energy Home"
BASF unveiled this impressive "Near-Zero Energy Home" recently. The home has three systems (solar, air conditioning, building envelope) integrated together to make it 80% more efficient than a typical home. It was selected by the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) pilot testing for the recently launched Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Homes (LEED-H) rating system. The BASF home earned a Platinum certification. It's located in Paterson, New Jersey, and it will serve as a template for a project to build over 3,000 affordable housing units in Paterson. :: BASF via Jetson Green