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GREEN BUILDING

“Sustainable developments are those which fulfill present and future needs (WECD, 1987) while [only] using and not harming renewable resources and unique human-environmental systems of a site: [air], water, land, energy, and human ecology and/or those of other [off-site] sustainable systems.” (Rosenbaum 1993 and Vieria 1993)

Or, as Robert Gillman, editor of In Context magazine, simplifies-“Do onto future generations as you would have them do onto you.” [1] The sustainable lifestyle is here to stay. The design and construction industry is embracing sustainability in all aspects of the construction process. Several states have mandated sustainable design criteria for state funded projects. Whether you are fully versed in sustainable design and materials or you are exploring these options for the first time, we feel that it is important to our community and would like you to consider sustainable design in your project. Please contact Mack Brick for more information on how masonry products can fit into your sustainable project.

Using USGBC’s LEED® rating system, here are a few of the many areas of sustainable design to consider when specifying masonry products:

Many of our masonry products can help contribute to the overall credits needed to be certified as a sustainable project. Please contact Mack Brick for more information on how masonry products can fit into your sustainable project.

Green Building Links

LEED
Greenglobe
BIA Tech Note “Sustainability and Brick”
BIA Tech Note 48
State of CT High Performance Building Handbook
Cast Stone Institute –“Cast Stone and the LEED® Rating System”
Rockcast and LEED

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[1] http://www.arch.wsu.edu/09%20publications/sustain/defnsust.htm