Build green with brick

Masonry News June 27th, 2009

Brick has long been a coveted building material for its beauty, durability, and ability to add significant value to a property; yet many are unaware of another important–and increasingly pertinent–feature of brick construction: sustainability.

In their article, Sustainability and green building design, The Brick Industry outlines some of the green benefits of building with brick:

Today, clay brick has proven its contributing role in green building and sustainable design. Having been used as a building material for thousands of years, brick is made primarily from clay and shale, two of the most abundant natural resources. Brick also contributes to sustainable design through its long life span, energy efficiency, durability, recycled content, local availability, acoustic insulation, low construction waste, and potential for reuse. Finally, modern brick manufacturing incorporates many sustainable practices of its own and has captured great production efficiencies that reduce its environmental impact.

If you are considering going green for your new property or renovation project, contact M & E Masonry for a free quote; we will be happy to further discuss the benefits of brick construction with you and answer any questions you may have.

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