BASF's Tool Wins SBIC Award WASHINGTON - BASF's Eco-efficiency Analysis - the company's product life cycle evaluation tool - won the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council's 2005 Best Sustainable Practice Award in the Sustainable Research, Development, Construction Process and Demonstration category. The award was presented during SBIC's annual Ecobuild Federal Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C.

Established in 2001, the "Best Sustainable Practice" Award recognizes the innovations and contributions SBIC members are making to sustainable building designs in the United States in critical areas such as energy efficiency.

BASF's Eco-efficiency Analysis offers customers a comparative analysis of the best possible products, processes and technologies with the least environmental impact at the best price by looking at the entire life cycle of a product, beginning with extraction of raw materials through its disposal or recycling. "BASF is proud to receive this prestigious award from SBIC, as we are committed to offering the technology and support systems that promote sustainable development, especially in advanced building designs," said Charlene Wall, Eco-efficiency Analysis-North America for BASF.