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Integrity Block

Integrity Block - Integrity Block

Integrity Block uses a proprietary mixture of natural soils and up to 50% recycled mining by-products to make blocks for structural and landscaping which can generate LEED points in four categories

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Editor's Review: The Building Blocks of Sustainability

review date: November 1, 2009

If you could buy foundation blocks that were manufactured using 15% less water and 40% less energy, with 39% fewer CO2 emissions than standard concrete masonry units (CMUs), you’d probably jump at the chance. Well, if you live in northern California, it’s no longer much of a leap.

Integrity Block in Los Altos, Calif., uses a proprietary mixture of natural soils and up to 50% recycled mining by-products to make blocks for structural building and landscaping. Along with the smaller environmental footprint of their manufacturing process, Integrity Block products boast 3 times more resistance to thermal transfer than ordinary CMUs, which reduces the heating and cooling loads in a building.

Using these blocks in a building project can generate LEED points in four categories: energy and atmosphere, recycled content, materials and resources, and indoor environmental air quality. Other LEED points are awarded for the use of products made within 500 miles of a building, but these points won’t be widely appreciated until the company moves forward with its plans to open factories in 15 other locations in the near future.

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Integrity Block
Manufacturer's Web Site www.integrityblock.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 650-641-3104
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