James Lambach of Bayer MaterialScience SPF Joins EEBA Board of Directors

Energy & Environmental Building Alliance Approves Bayer's Jim Lambach for Board of Directors

Houston, TX, April 25, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Knowledge is power. The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) uses knowledge to increase the stock of sustainable homes. EEBA provides extensive resources and training to encourage residential building science best practices among builders. EEBA recently accepted the nomination for Jim Lambach, Bayer MaterialScience LLC Spray Foam Technology Head, to serve on the EEBA Board of Directors beginning March 2012.

Jim brings to the EEBA Board of Directors his knowledge of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation and how builders can maximize its effectiveness in the building assembly to create a high performing home. Bayer is also a sponsor of EEBA’s Houses That Work™ program. Houses That Work™ is a national training series for builders focused on residential building science to improve the performance, efficiency, durability and air quality of the completed home. Bayer has long advocated for whole-house building science as the major factor to achieve improved energy efficiency and overall performance. Jim’s EEBA Board of Directors appointment will allow Bayer to bring this message directly to builders.

“U.S. Department of Energy reports tell us that nearly half of the energy used to heat and cool American homes is wasted,” said Renee Zierden, general manager, Bayer MaterialScience LLC Spray Insulation and Roofing Materials. “Of course we advocate spray polyurethane foam insulation as the insulation of choice for high performance homes. But more importantly, we want to educate builders on the importance of designing a home as a total system. For example, if a home has insulation like SPF that minimizes air 'leaking' out or in, the builder can then specify a smaller HVAC system and operate it at peak efficiency. All the parts should complement each other to achieve maximum performance.”

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.

Carrie Stallwitz, Phone: 713-320-8165
E-mail: carrie@witzpr.com

Jenna Villarreal, Phone: 281-825-4757
E-mail: jenna.villarreal@bayer.com

For more information about spray polyurethane foam product families from Bayer MaterialScience LLC, call 1-800-289-8272 or visit www.spf.bayermaterialscience.com

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Carrie Stallwitz