Although "sustainability" is a fairly new term, the basic concept has been part of Acme Brick Company since its founding. Since 1891, we have built and operated our brick plants close to population centers. Today our network is 26 plants strong - and meets LEED's "local production" criterion of 500 miles' distance for nearly all of the central and southeastern United States. Acme people work hard to be good stewards of the environment. Our brick are made from quality earth clays and fired with clean natural gas in highly efficient, computer-controlled kilns. Two Alabama plants use methane from landfills. We also recycle material such as scrap clay and sawdust, incorporating them into the body of our brick. These efforts keep waste out of landfills and may help boost LEED scores. Our stewardship continues even after production ends. Through our industry-recognized reclamation programs, we have planted hundreds of thousands of trees at inactive production sites and created wetlands that offer attractive habitat for wildlife.
Brampton Brick can help maximize the number of LEED credits you wish to achieve by producing a product specific to your design needs. We can work with you to determine what level of certification you wish to achieve and how to help get you there. Our Clay Brick and Concrete Products can be modified to achieve maximum LEED credits. Talk with your local Brampton Brick sales representative to learn how.
Increte Systems is pleased to pursue sustainability and positive environmental impact in its manufacturing practices, eco-friendly products and engineered systems. Increte Systems understands the critical impact that Sustainable Design and Green Building can have on our world. They also realize that for Increte Systems to have an impact as a supplier to the decortive industry, they must make it part of their company's culture to provide sustainable building design solutions which achieve social and environmental objectives while providing economic balance.
The manufacturing process to make clay masonry is very efficient with almost no waste of materials. To reduce environmental impact, all unused clay is recycled and modern pollution controls have significantly reduced any production air discharges. Clay Masonry can make a significant contribution toward earning LEED points on a project. While no one product or material alone can earn LEED credit points, clay masonry can be used as part of a strategy to earn points in 15 credit categories.