Green Leaf Brick is a cooperative effort between innovative individuals and companies, working together to create state-of-the-art, fired masonry brick and pavers. Since 2006, we’ve evaluated hundreds of potential inputs from discarded mining, manufacturing, construction and municipal operations for use in our 100% recycled content composition. Over time, as we’ve sourced new materials and improvised the manufacturing process, our pallet has expanded and remains fluid, creating new colors and textures.
WHAT IS GREEN LEAF BRICK?
Green Leaf Brick are newly manufactured fired masonry brick composed of 100% recycled materials, designed and engineered especially for the sustainable construction. These brick were
developed to make use of waste streams with little residual commercial use, and through ingenuity & innovation, create a state-of-the-art masonry brick composed entirely of refuse.
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).
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.
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.
When we first started this venture, our clients primarily were looking for building materials with the highest possible recycled content for LEED certified projects. While that still stands true today, more often our clients identify with our effort, appreciate the impact we make on landfill space and want to utilize our unique building products because they believe in what we are doing.
Green Leaf Brick does not adverstise, nor do we print paper litature; our clients are met by in person, hands-on presentations by our staff. We are available for hands on technical presentations and also webinars when we cannot be present in person. Contact us to schedule a live presentation or webinar today.
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.