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Beazer Homes Relies on Bayer, Wins ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing award


The Houston Division of Beazer Homes USA, Inc. specifies spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation from Bayer MaterialScience LLC on every new home built in Houston. For their commitment to energy efficiency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Beazer a 2013 ENERGY STARŪ Leadership in Housing Award.

Houston, TX, November 21, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Houston Division of Beazer Homes USA, Inc. received a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Leadership in Housing Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Every new home in Houston built by Beazer in the past three years includes Bayseal® OC (open-cell) spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation from Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

Every new home built by Beazer is ENERGY STAR® Certified. To achieve this certification, each Beazer home is inspected, tested and verified by an independent energy rater to confirm the design and construction meets or exceeds the strict requirements set by the EPA.

Bayer provided all of the SPF insulation used in new homes in the 14 developments by Beazer Homes within a 30 mile radius of Houston. Representatives from Beazer cite performance and company knowledge as key benefits of working with Bayer, a partnership that started three years ago.

“We appreciate Bayer’s knowledge about the total home building process. They’ve been a valuable partner to help us achieve the performance we’re looking for in our homes,” said Bruce Craig, Division President of Beazer Homes. “We believe energy efficiency should come standard on all homes, which is why 100% of the homes we construct are ENERGY STAR Certified. Every new Beazer home in Houston included spray foam insulation, demonstrating our commitment to provide each of our homebuyers with one of the most energy efficient homes on the market.”

Bayer works directly with homebuilders to optimize the effectiveness of the SPF insulation. Many Bayer sales representatives and technical staff are previous homebuilders, and can offer hands-on construction knowledge to builders.

“Beazer is a very savvy builder and knows their target home owners well. They build homes that are the perfect combination of aesthetics and efficiency,” said Jeremy Parker, Bayer mid-south region business development manager. “Houston’s warm, humid climate puts different demands on homes than in other parts of the country. As such, Beazer is one of few homebuilders to use an unvented attic design. Studies have shown this construction method results in enhanced building performance, especially when using spray foam, yet it hasn’t been widely adopted. Beazer has never been afraid to try new assemblies to get the performance results they want.”

About Beazer Homes:
Headquartered in Atlanta, Beazer Homes is one of the country’s 10 largest single-family homebuilders. The Company’s homes meet or exceed the benchmark for energy-efficient home construction as established by ENERGY STAR® and are designed with flexible floorplan options to meet the personal preferences and lifestyles of its buyers. The Company offers homes in 16 states, including Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Beazer Homes is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BZH.” For more info visit www.Beazer.com.

About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,500 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2012 sales of 11.5 billion euros. 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, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

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

Jacquelyn Jones, Phone: 281-825-4769
E-mail: jacquelyn.jones@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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Disclaimer
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE LLC ("BMS") MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY SPECIAL PURPOSE OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING THROUGH TRADE, USAGE, COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, AS TO THE PRODUCT, IMPACT OF THE PRODUCT ON THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME OR ANY ENERGY OR COST RELATED SAVINGS AS A RESULT THEREOF. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. BMS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE PRODUCT OR USE THEREOF. SOME STATES MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer’s public reports which are available on the Bayer website at www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.
Contact Information
Bayer MaterialScience SPF
Carrie Stallwitz
713-320-8165
Contact
spf.bayermaterialscience.com/
jacquelyn.jones@bayer.com

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