(Mason, Texas) Greenstar BLOX®, manufactured by Mason Greenstar Inc., has been nominated for the “Most Innovative Products Award” at the 2014 World of Concrete, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The environmentally friendly building product is entered in the Masonry Materials & Equipment category, and will square off against four other products with a vote to decide the winner. Voting is now open at http://www.concreteconstruction.net
Greenstar BLOX® is an energy efficient and environmentally friendly building material comprised of recycled cellulose (State of Texas newspapers, phone books, and lottery tickets), cement, and a patented blend of organic additives. Currently, the Greenstar BLOX® mixture is used to manually manufacture a 10”x14”x4” building block, replicating a traditional adobe size.
The advantages of using the Greenstar BLOX® system are numerous. In addition to being a FEMA certified Safety Shelter Component; the sustainable building material possesses properties such as fire, water, termite, mold, and ballistics resistance. Because of its high insulation factor and thermal mass it provides tremendous savings in heating and cooling costs during the lifetime of the structure compared to conventional construction. The simplicity of the building system saves money (as much as 20% compared to conventional construction) throughout the construction process by eliminating the need for numerous building materials and crews, and eliminating the amount of waste going to a landfill from a job site. To learn more about Greenstar BLOX® visit GreenstarBlox.com
Members from Mason Greenstar will be in attendance at the World of Concrete, a construction industry tradeshow, from January 21st through 24th showcasing Greenstar BLOX® as well as debuting their state-of-the-art automated manufacturing technology and several new products including Greenstar BRIXTM, Greenstar CMU(Concrete Masonry Unit), Greenstar ICF (Insulated Concrete Form), and Greenstar Panels of various dimensions.
Held each year at Hanley Wood’s World of Concrete, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, the “Most Innovative Products Award” is the only products recognition program in the concrete and masonry industry. The public and attendees can vote for the winners in each category. Industry experts and members of the media also decide the winners of several ancillary awards including Industry and Editor’s Choice Awards.
You can support Mason Greenstar and Greenstar BLOX by voting online at bit.ly/1gGsWY9