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The Green Solution:
THE GREEN BRICK
Advantages of the Green Brick Interlocking Building System
a. Practical Construction: Easy to find materials & unskilled labor required - The materials needed for the production of the Green Bricks are easily available in most regions of the world: building demolition materials or undisturbed soil, that is, clay and sand, cement, water and air. Pressing the Green Bricks on the Green Evolution presses will not require skilled labor, nor will the building of the walls.
Interlocking Building System
b. Economy: Cheap to build & great economic impact - Since the Green Bricks are relatively cheap to produce (using materials found around the commune) and it is just as durable or more than other commercially produced building materials, it leads to increased economic development. Without the need for high-waged skilled masons and carpenters, utilization of volunteer labor and by saving cement (less mortar) and with the speed of construction, the building costs are significantly lower than those of traditional standard/masonry construction, calculated at 30 to 50% lower, depending on the region/location.
c. Ecology: Eco-friendly construction - Most bricks produced in the developing world require burning. The ones that are not burnt, usually wear or "washes" away with time. It is known that for each 1000 bricks that require burning, at least five trees must be cut... Read more
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