We have developed a waste-to-resource material. What does this mean? It means that we are taking what recyclers, glass processors and manufacturers consider to be waste and converting it into a sustainable building material. In doing so, we are not only diverting waste from the landfill, we are offering a product that contains far less embodied energy than most building materials currently on the market. Lower embodied energy means less greenhouse gas emissions and a healthier, cleaner future. This is the result of EnVitrum’s patent-pending, cradle-to-cradle process that allows our materials to be reprocessed indefinitely. Now that is sustainable!
Our material offers substantial advantages in terms of cost, versatility and sustainability. We developed our technology with masonry manufacturing in mind and EnVitrum’s material can be produced with almost no change to existing manufacturing infrastructure. It contains up to 95% waste glass and our production process consumes up to 75% less energy when compared with standard fired masonry products. Why should you care? Our process will lower your production costs and increase your profit margins, while simultaneously allowing you to market a high recycle content, innovative product. An endless, consistent color palette and lower production cycle times will keep your customers happy.
EnVitrum’s high recycle content and low embodied energy products dovetail seamlessly with the LEED building system. With green construction at an all-time high, building materials will need to step-up to meet your design needs. Enter EnVitrum. Our material can be manufactured in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors, based on your design specifications. But what really sets EnVitrum’s material apart from conventional building materials is its unique internal structure. This attribute makes our material ideal for emerging cool roof, green roof and living wall designs. In these applications EnVitrum’s material soaks up rain water or the building’s own gray water and delivers it to the surface where it dissipates heat through evaporation. Our material can even be used as either a direct medium or a capillary layer to grow plants! These advanced applications will lower energy cost and earn more LEED points.