Aug. 9, 2016
At Su Verde (Italian for ‘About Green’), sustainably made exterior products are part of the home's green story, and will help it earn multiple high performance home certifications.
Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces & Homes, chose Boral bricks, siding and trim materials made with recycled products at a nearby Boral plant, which reduces the environmental impact of transportation.
Boral USA, a manufacturer and supplier of sustainable building products and construction materials, provided the brick from its LEED Gold certified Terre Haute plant for the Proud Green Home of Louisville.
Safi will be seeking certification U.S. Green Building Council, the National Association of Home Builders Green Building Standard, the Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready program and Passive House. The Boral bricks and exterior products will play a key role in those certifications.
For this project, Boral supplied over 35,000 Vintage Port bricks from the Terre Haute Collection. The material was made at its Terre Haute, Indiana, manufacturing facility – the only brick plant in the United States to receive the LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The prestigious LEED Gold certification recognizes the plant’s use of methane gas from a nearby landfill as an alternative fuel source. In addition, the facility is a zero-waste operation where nearly all materials used are recycled into new brick, and shale used in the manufacturing process is reclaimed from a nearby coal mining property.
Read more about the Proud Green Home of Louisville.