BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As an innovative leader in the cast stone industry, Architectural Stone LLC has taken a profound role in manufacturing a sustainable line of cast stone products. With the global concern for sustainable building on the rise, we understood the importance of this issue prompting us to reduce our carbon footprint. We view the current renaissance of the construction industry as an opportunity to transform conventional methods and materials into sustainable alternatives. Through unique characteristics, our ecologically sensitive cast stone product line can be used to meet LEED™ - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design requirements, thus manufacturing a product that adheres to your projects' green initiatives, while helping to save the planet at the same time.
We manufacture cast stone with Pozzotive, a newly invented post-consumer Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM) derived from post-consumer recycled glass recovered within the U.S.A. Pozzotive® is a high performance postconsumer pozzolan and functional industrial filler, which is made from 100% recycled postconsumer glass.
According to the EPA, in 2008, Americans generated 12.2 million tons of post-consumer glass and only about 23% of that glass was recovered for recycling. Over 77% of post-consumer recycled glass is land filled annually. Since glass is not biodegradable, landfill disposal is not a sustainable option. Pozzotive, derived from post-consumer recycled glass, recovered within the U.S.A., is however, the sustainable solution. By using up to 30% post-consumer recycled glass in our product we are saving valuable landfill space.
By manufacturing our sustainable cast stone product line with up to 30% Portland cement replacement, we are significantly reducing carbon dioxide and other hazardous emissions. The combustion of fossil fuels used to generate heat in Portland cement kilns releases large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas that traps heat energy in the atmosphere and is suspected of causing global warming. According to the United States EPA, every ton of Portland cement produced releases + / - one ton of CO2. Therefore, for each ton of Pozzotive® used in the manufacturing of Pozzotive cast stone, approximately one ton of CO2 is saved from being released into the atmosphere.
In addition, our product line promotes construction waste management which is responsible for the more than 136 million tons of building-related construction and demolition (C&D) debris the EPA estimated was generated in the U.S. in a single year. By using up to 70% of regionally recycled, post-consumer aggregates in lieu of virgin mined aggregates, we are literally rebuilding the North East with North East recyclables. By using over 70% regionally harvested, extracted and manufactured material in our product, we are cutting down on the impact of transportation from extraction to manufacturing to project site, further reducing the impact of this product on the environment.
Environmental sustainability is not the only benefit. Pozzotive cast stone is stronger, denser and more durable with lower permeability and diffusivity. It has improved flowability, pumpability and workability.
Architectural cast stone products can be custom manufactured so every project can be constructed using units that are unique in shape, color, size, texture and style. Our experience in manufacturing innovative architectural cast stone units can assist architects when designing exciting and stylistic buildings. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility produces sustainable cast stone products in many colors, various shapes and sizes in order to inspire endless design possibilities for your building projects. Architectural Stone LLC has been fabricating cast stone and Indiana limestone since 1999 and today is one of the leading manufacturers of architectural stone and roof paving slabs in the greater New York area. In addition to our sustainable cast stone and limestone products, we are now fabricating modular architectural veneers and pavers. We've made a significant investment in high-speed automated manufacturing equipment that has the capability to produce veneers and pavers quickly and competitively priced.
Architectural Stone LLC is staffed by industry professionals whose experience in manufacturing, technical support and on-time delivery make your job easier. When clients are faced with new creative challenges for a specific project we can assist in developing custom manufactured solutions that are ecologically sensitive. For further information please visit our website at www.stoneage.net. We welcome your business and look forward to working with you.
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