GREEN LEAF BRICK
What is a Green Leaf Brick?
Green Leaf Brick are newly manufactured masonry brick composed of 100% recycled materials, designed and engineered especially for the sustainable construction and green building; not a preexisting brick that has been available for years that is now being promoted as green. These brick were developed to make use of waste streams as viable inputs streams. We are proud to be able to answer to the growing demand for masonry products that qualify as being environmentally sensitive, with our recycled materials and unique process.
Green Leaf Brick are not recycled brick, but are quality, newly manufactured red , burgundy, and brown brick made from select materials that are rescued from landfills, open pit mining byproducts, and plant refuse. No new lands are mined to secure materials for use in the manufacturing of Green Leaf Brick. Included in these carefully selected materials are processed sewage wastes, recycled iron oxides, recycled glass, mineral tailings, and other virgin ceramic scrap. All of the materials used in Green Leaf Brick can be classified as post consumer or post industrial (pre consumer).
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Who is Green Leaf Brick?
Green Leaf Brick is a cooperative effort of individuals and companies working together to produce the ultimate in a green friendly brick. Green Leaf Brick provides materials, and design and engineering support to established brick manufacturers to make our custom Green Leaf Brick. Only reputable manufacturers who operate with sound environmental practices (including emission scrubbing) are contracted. Additionally, whenever possible, Green Leaf Brick are burned using alternative fuels to further support the environment and help save our energy resources.
Ceramic Scrap diverted to our plant instead of landfill
Green Leaf Brick For Sustainability
Brick and masonry products can contribute greatly to the sustainability properties of a building. Builders and designers seeking LEED certification for their projects can benefit in several ways by using Green Leaf Brick. Unlike most construction materials, properly installed brick can last for centuries. Because of the thermal mass associated with brick construction, temperature swings within a structure are minimized. This can help reduce the size of the HVAC system required, which will help save on energy costs. The large mass will also help with soundproofing a structure.
Sustainability is critical in the LEED equation and masonry brick are time proven as one of the longest standing and strongest building materials available to man.
Why brick are the material of choice for sustainability:
Durability: Brick is resistant to damage from wind and water, and does not need additional finishes.
Compressive Strength: Brick can carry heavy loads, but it is often used as a veneer over a separate structural system because of costs.
Acoustical Performance: Brick’s mass makes it good for reducing sound transmission; however, its hard surface reflects sound.
Chemical Makeup: Brick’s raw materials are chemically inert; consequently, they will not contribute to indoor air pollution.
Fire-Protection: Brick is nonflammable and makes an excellent fire barrier.
The 100% recycled content of Green Leaf Brick will also help architects with green building credits. More detailed information on the proprietary content of Green Leaf Brick can be provided to help consumers evaluate our products. All of the materials used in Green Leaf Brick can be classified as either post consumer or post industrial byproducts or wastes. We are also manufacturing Green Leaf Brick within 500 miles of many major metropolitan areas in the eastern United States.
Manufacturing brick requires heat and energy, and Green Leaf Brick makes every effort possible to utilize alternative fuels wherever possible. Only those manufacturers who clean their emissions for any possible pollutants are contracted.
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