Brick Manufacturers Going Green
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Brick Manufacturers Going Green

 

From architects who incorporate brick in their designs for its energy-efficient qualities, to builders who appreciate its durability and ease of construction, to owners who enjoy its aesthetics, brick has been and will continue to be a highly desired construction material.
However, as people have become more discerning green consumers, they have discovered that products touted for some environmental advantages often have hidden drawbacks that may outweigh their benefits. Because of that, it is important to examine a product’s life cycle from a number of perspectives to understand the true environmental effect of its use. In this regard, brick manufacturers have done their part to make a difference.

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Today’s brick plants take advantage of alternative energy sources, such as sawdust and agricultural waste products and burning methane gas captured from landfills. Advancements in process technology have resulted in more efficient production methods. Further, because brick can be made with recycled material, waste is minimized. Finally, the materials needed for the manufacture of bricks are abundant throughout the United States, reducing the need for extensive transportation and the associated fuel usage.

In fact, nationally renowned energy conservation programs such as Energy Star have established rating systems to account for the sustainability of materials use. No matter the evaluation test or method, brick’s many positive attributes earn it high praise.

Should you need help with any repointing or brick sealing in Massachusetts, call Abbot Building Restoration today at 617-445-0274.

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