Brick buildings have existed for far longer than many people know, having their origins in the Middle East around 7500 BC. Though the earliest bricks were simply dried from clay-bearing earth, around 2900 BC ceramic, fired bricks were developed in the Indus Valley. Their use has continued right into the present day, with many of the 19th and 20th century homes that constitute Saratoga Springs and similar American communities using brick as their primary building material.
Titan bricks are built to interlock, and though they aren't fired (which saves dramatically on energy costs associated with their manufacture), they are nevertheless far stronger than conventional building materials like wood or concrete. These bricks have been proven to resist F4 tornadoes and force 5 hurricane-strength winds, making them two and a half times stronger than concrete.
In addition to the obvious health benefits inherent in the system, Titan Brick posits that their product can reduce construction time on a new building by up to two weeks. Combined with lowered material costs and energy efficiency benefits, this system can achieve considerable savings over time for the average homeowner. The bricks constitute an integrated thermal mass, and when combined with an R-20 heat resistant coating, they could potentially lower home heating and cooling costs by 50-60%, while simultaneously resulting in a highly sound-resistant wall structure. Titan Bricks have, in many ways, reinvented the core concept of the brick, taking it from the realm of antiquated substrate to innovative building material.
Marmoleum exhibits a range of benefits that sustainability-minded consumers are sure to appreciate, including a natural hypo-allergenic quality that makes it bacterio-static. Micro-organisms have a hard time thriving on marmoleum, and its natural anti-static state prevents dust and other allergens from adhering to it and collecting on a floor.
These three examples constitute just a few of the innovative building materials that consumers are increasingly employing as they learn of the benefits of a sustainable, eco-conscious home. Green building is currently exhibiting exponential growth, with the top 10 U.S. builders doubling their revenue between 2010 and 2012, and with the advent of tax incentives and the mainstreaming of green culture, consumers can be assured that there will be far more to choose from on the horizon. For information on these and other innovative building materials, contact Green Conscience today.