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Rick Davenport joined BASF in 2010 as Director of Sustainable Construction. He is responsible for the initiatives of the BASF Center for Building Excellence, which provides consulting, educational and other services to the North American construction industry, and leads an interdisciplinary team of building science professionals, architects and energy specialists.
Davenport was formerly Vice President - Building Science for Masco Corporation, a leading provider of installed products and services for builders and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand name products for the home. He joined Masco in 2001 as director of building science, responsible for the development of the Environments For Living® program, which grew under his leadership to become one of the nation’s premier third-party certification programs for homebuilders. Before that, Davenport was Vice President of Market Development for GreenStone Industries, the insulation division of Louisiana Pacific Corporation, where he was in charge of strategic planning, development of new market opportunities and management of applied building science programs. He joined Louisiana Pacific in 1992 to head the company’s original insulation division, NatureGuard, and joined the GreenStone team following the acquisition of that company. At NatureGuard, he was responsible for all manufacturing, sales and marketing. Earlier, he worked for two major insulation companies.
Active in the building science community, Davenport is a member of numerous professional associations and has been a guest speaker at builder, contractor and other conferences. A native of the Washington, D.C., area, he attended Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W.V.