Incorporating many aspects of universal design, from stylish fiberglass shower enclosures to high-tech appliances, BASF's "Better Home, Better Planet" showcase house adds important ergonomic and safety benefits, as well as the potential for increased property values.

New worlds are converging in Paterson, NJ. The often challenging building principles of universal design, eco-friendly construction, energy efficiency and home automation are coalescing in an unprecedented manner at a new BASF-sponsored prototype residence in Paterson.

Known as the "Better Home, Better Planet Paterson Showhouse,"