BASF Admin Building

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BASF Administration Building

The BASF Administration Building is within a chemical plant located in West Memphis, Arkansas on the Mississippi River, directly west of the City of Memphis, Tennessee. Green Ideas integrated several sustainable strategies into the design, development, and construction of the project allowing it to earn LEED Silver. The building envelope utilizes low-E glass, along with wall and roof insulation with high R values. Solar tubes and roof monitors bring daylight into interior spaces. Special efforts were made to incorporate materials that have high recycled content and were regionally sourced. For the first time, landscaping has been introduced on the campus. Plant materials installed were chosen for their ability to survive on rainfall alone. The building utilizes high-efficiency mechanical equipment and lighting, and low-flow plumbing fixtures.


Sustainable Strategies

  • Two-year renewable energy purchase agreement provides 153,538 kWh of green power

  • High-performance, reflective roofing system reduces the Urban Heat Island Effect

  • Low VOC-emitting materials for the buiding’s interior creates enhanced Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Occupancy sensors and permanent monitoring systems were installed to minimize energy use

  • Wood products used in the project were harvested from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests

  • Water efficient landscaping requires no potable water for irrigation

Project Results

  • LEED for New Construction Silver level achieved

  • 40% reduction in potable water for domestic use

  • 37% of materials were manufactured using recycled content

  • 59% of building materials were sourced from local vendors and contractors

  • 92% of construction waste was diverted from the landfill

BASF Administration Building_LEED Facts

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