|Modular||3-5/8” x 2-1/4” x 7 5/8”|
|Utility||3-5/8” x 3-5/8” x 11-5/8”|
|Monarch||3-5/8” x 3-5/8” x 15-5/8”|
|Facing Unit||3-5/8” x 7-5/8” x 23-5/8”|
|8-inch half high||7-5/8” x 3-5/8” x 15-5/8”|
|12-inch half high||11-5/8” x 3-5/8” x 15-5/8”|
|Full high||7-5/8” x 7-5/8” x 15-5/8”|
– Jeff Rivenbark, president Rivenbark Masonry
With CalStar brick’s smooth texture and earth-tone color palette, you can’t tell by looking at it that it has just 15% of the energy of a fired clay brick. And they’re priced like other bricks of comparable quality so there’s no “green premium”!
Whether or not LEED certification is the goal, CalStar’s architectural facing brick is quickly becoming the product of choice for architects who love the look and performance of masonry and want to reflect their commitment to sustainable design in every material detail.
A residential project incorporating 20,000 clay bricks is wearing 11 months of operational energy on its exterior, just from the energy content of the brick. Specifying CalStar’s bricks can help launch a new green building off on the right foot, close to net-zero energy from the start rather than burdened with almost a year’s equivalent operating energy embodied in the cladding alone.
In commercial construction, the impact is even bigger. For a 100,000-unit project, the commercial specifier who chooses CalStar’s brick makes a tremendous difference. In doing so, he/she:
- Avoids 170,000 pounds — over 85 tons — of landfilling
- Avoids 210 tons of new raw material mining
- Reduces CO2 emissions over 80,000 lbs (40 tons)
- Saves 500 Million BTU (500 MM BTU) of energy; a savings achieved by CalStar’s innovative manufacturing process which doesn’t require firing the brick at 2,000 degrees F for days on end.
Whether or not you’re pursuing LEED certification, why not wrap your green building in the greenest shell possible and make the sustainability of your project visible to all? Simply specify CalStar bricks.
Check out our two initial brick sizes
CalStar’s architectural facing brick comes in both Modular and Utility sizes.
Review our beautiful earth tone color palette
Colors currently available for CalStar brick.
CalStar brick performs like clay brick. In fact, the dimensional consistency and color predictability of CalStar brick has many masons raving about its productivity. Watch what these industry pros have to say: