Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to reduce energy consumption and achieve savings in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors, and should be a part of America’s comprehensive domestic energy strategy, along with the development of unconventional energy sources such as shale gas and energy recovery.
Catalytic processes and technologies help save energy and make modern living possible. Future innovations in catalysis will require a sustained, coordinated effort by industry, academia and government.
U.S. manufacturers are working to produce energy-efficient appliances that meet the demands of consumers, offering enhanced product performance that reduces energy costs and CO₂ emissions in commercial and residential buildings.
BASF provides manufacturers with rigid polyurethane foam systems that improve the performance and efficiency of appliances such as refrigerators and freezers.
Better insulation means less energy has to be used for cooling. Rigid polyurethane foam is particularly adept at...