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Greening Pittsburgh

The movement for a more sustainable built environment continues to grow and Pittsburgh is no exception.  These materials, brought to you by four of Pittsburgh’s top brick experts, provide accurate information about using this natural, long-lasting and sustainable product in a multitude of settings.

Designing With Brick

  An Overview of Sustainable School Construction
  Case Study:  Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University
  Case Study:  North Central Junior High in North Liberty, IA
  Case Study:  Westview Elementary School in Warren, MI

The Sustainable Attributes of Exterior Cladding Materials: A True Look at “Green” Claims

For your home
  Brick vs. Fiber Cement
  Brick vs. Manufactured Stone
  Brick vs. Stucco
  Brick vs. Vinyl siding

For your commercial, institutional or multi-family building
  Brick vs. EIFs 
  Brick vs. Metal Panels 
  Brick vs. Precast Concrete

Builder Notes 

  Why Brick is the Best Wall Cladding Material to Control Building Envelope Moisture