Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Buildings

Covestro at Japan Home & Building Show 2015 in Tokyo from Nov. 18 to 20

High-tech plastics contributes to energy saving and reduce greenhouse gas emission / Promotes "Covestro Japan Construction Community", a Covestro-led network of experts specializing in sustainable construction

Buildings are the biggest source of CO₂emissions, accounting for more than 40 percent of global energy use, and a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. In short, we need buildings which use less energy, emit hardly any greenhouse gases, and are comfortable and aesthetically appealing. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, will be presenting new and sophisticated products for Construction industry at the Home & Building Show from Nov. 18 to 20.

Polyurethane insulating materials, for example, can greatly increase insulation efficiency, so large amounts of energy for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can be saved, and less carbon dioxide emitted. And polycarbonate sheets not only enable creative architectural solutions, being lightweight, hard, easy to shape, and available in numerous colors. The material also protects from the heat and cold and absorbs ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

Covestro plans to rename its EcoCommercial Building Program, a Covestro-led network of experts specializing in sustainable constrouction, to "Covestro Japan Construction Community" as of January 2016.