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Energy makeovers for old houses

By improving the insulation of houses built in the 1930s with our modern, innovative materials, we can make whole cities more energy-efficient.

The Brunckviertel district is a residential area just outside the gates of BASF in Ludwigshafen, with a building stock that dates back to the 1930s. The succesful redevelopment project to modernise and improve energy efficiency become known far beyond the city’s limits. With Germany´s first 3-litre house BASF Wohnen + Bauen was able to demonstrate just what is possible in the modernization of existing buildings when using innovative construction materials. 

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Aufgeschäumtes Neopor® ist federleicht: Mit einem Griff in die silbergrauen Kugeln kontrolliert ein Mitarbeiter das Ergebnis des Vorschäumens.      Abdruck honorarfrei. Copyright by BASF.

Foamed Neopor® is as light as a feather: an operator feels the silver-gray beads to check the results of the prefoaming process.       Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF.

Our Neopor® insulation materials were used to insulate the roof, the exterior facade and the ceiling of the basement, which helped reduce the annual heat requirements per-square-meter to 30 kWh – an 80% reduction. Besides increased energy efficiency, the project also focused on accommodating new requirements on residential living. which helped reduce the annual heat requirements per-square-meter to 30 kWh – an 80% reduction.