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Bayer MaterialScience and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability establish a collaborative relationship on environmental issues

The EcoCommercial Building (ECB) network of leading providers of high-performance building products and services announces it has enhanced its pursuit of environmentally responsible structures by working with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES).  ECB was initiated by Bayer MaterialScience LLC in 2010.

The IoES brings together UCLA’s preeminent environmental research with companies dedicated to fostering environmental responsibility and expanding green innovation. The academic/corporate collaboration enabled by the IoES will allow Bayer MaterialScience to draw upon the renowned resources offered by UCLA faculty, researchers and students–and, in return, provide research, innovation and real-world performance data as well as market information to the institute. The Corporate Partners program provides a networking forum for like-minded companies invested in the design and construction of high-performance buildings.

IoES Director Glen MacDonald stated, “We look forward to collaborating with Bayer MaterialScience (and its ECB network members) through our Corporate Partners Program. Bayer’s commitment to renewable energies and sustainable construction, as well as their open, interdisciplinary approach makes them an excellent partner as we strive to provide solutions to the major environmental challenges facing our planet.”

The Director of the EcoCommercial Building Program in North America, Paul Platte, stated, “We are always looking for business intelligence that reveals technology gaps which we then can address. Because ECB serves as a single-point resource for a breadth of diverse products and services designed to ultimately evolve buildings to Net Zero, we have high expectations that our new relationship with UCLA’s IoES will enhance our mission in the same multidisciplinary approach we have set forth for ourselves.”

Our collaboration with the IoES will help us with that for the built environment–and also in many other related areas of scientific research.”

About EcoCommercial Building: For more information about EcoCommercial Building and its network members and technologies, visit: na.ecocommercialbuilding.com.

About Bayer MaterialScience LLC: Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,800 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2011 sales of 10.8 billion euros. Bayer MaterialScience’s 2011 sales in North America were $2.9 billion.  The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, excellence in corporate management, social responsibility and respect for the environment.