The Brick Industry Is Committed To Environmental Sustainability
Brick made from clay and shale – some of the most abundant, natural materials on earth – and then fired through a kiln at up to 2000 degrees. The reason the brick turns into such a durable material is that the clay/shale unit actually goes through a vitrification process in the kiln, which enables the clay particles to fuse together.
Brick offers superior protection
The story of the Three Little Pigs is just as true today as it was when it was first told to children long ago. Research confirms that genuine clay brick provides superior shelter in three major categories. Fire, Wind and Moisture Protection.
Brick is naturally energy-efficient
Brick is a building material that has exceptional "thermal mass” properties. This means using brick means cooler temperatures in the Summer and heat retention in the Winter. The superior thermal mass qualities of brick have been known for centuries.