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Energywise Program Brings Systems Approach to Residential Spray Foam Insulation
BaySystems™ offers homeowners two-year annual heating and cooling cost guarantee

Pittsburgh, October 6, 2009 — In line with its commitment to environmental sustainability, BaySystems™ is expanding and enhancing its energywise™ residential energy efficiency program to emphasize the energy- and money-saving benefits of the program to home builders and consumers.

The new program, renamed the energywise™ Energy Cost Savings Guarantee by Bayer MaterialScience LLC, is a systems approach to residential insulation. For instance, using Bayseal™ energywise™ spray foam insulation provides contractors with quite a competitive advantage. Bayer MaterialScience LLC is so confident in the resulting energy efficiency of the home and its rigorous contractor certification program that it will extend a two-year annual heating and cooling cost guarantee with no qualifications or exceptions to the homeowner.

“The energywise™ Energy Cost Savings Guarantee by Bayer MaterialScience LLC is both environmentally and budget friendly, making it the right offering for these times,” said Renee Zierden, general manager, BaySystems™. “It’s a compelling program for homebuilders to differentiate their properties from the competition by uniquely offering consumers the ability to save on their energy bills year after year.”

The energy savings building solution bundles together energy performance analysis and design optimization with a network of energywise™ Preferred Contractors who install Bayseal™ energywise™ spray foam insulation products. Bayseal™ energywise™ spray foam both insulates and seals, preventing air leakage, the main cause of energy waste. The result is a comfortable, healthy home with guaranteed low energy costs.

Energywise Structures, a professional engineering firm specializing in energy efficiency solutions, performs an energy usage analysis of the home as designed. Energywise Structures engineers and recommends a unique enhanced building envelope design and optimizes the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) sizing and layout.

The exclusive network of energywise™ Preferred Contractors is selected because the contractors demonstrate the highest standards of business, operational and safety practices. The contractors are trained and certified by BaySystems™ and are committed to the energywise™ Energy Cost Savings Guarantee by Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

The energywise™ integrated building science approach to energy efficiency is designed to be cost effective and return value to builders and homebuyers. One company to embrace and offer the energywise™ Energy Cost Savings Guarantee by Bayer MaterialScience LLC was Dallas/Fort Worth area homebuilder History Maker Homes. The differentiation and value proposition of energywise™ has had a positive effect on the company’s volume and profits. Even though there is a premium for the energywise™ Energy Cost Savings Guarantee by Bayer MaterialScience LLC, History Maker Homes’ customers – including entry-level buyers – appreciate the value of the comfort and the monthly energy cost savings.

“Above all, we want to offer our customers homes they can afford,” said Nelson Mitchell, president, History Maker Homes. “Our homes are priced under $200,000, and we’re the only builder to offer polyurethane foam insulation within that price range.”

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 nearly 15,100 employees at 30 sites around the world and 2008 sales of 9.7 billion euros. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of 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.


Sean Kelly, Phone: 412-777-5200


For more information about BaySystems™’ spray polyurethane insulation, call

800-221-3626 or visit

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience materials, call 1-800-662-2927, e-mail or visit

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 The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

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