Together with the Green Schoolhouse Series, we’re helping to create a sustainable building for generations to come.
(PRWEB) November 13, 2012
EnduraMax™, a high-performance wall system by Oldcastle® Architectural, is a sponsor of the Green Schoolhouse Series project, an effort to construct green schoolhouses across the country.
The first Green Schoolhouse Series project is a 6,000-square-foot school in Phoenix, Ariz. It serves as the launching pad for state-of-the-art green schoolhouses across the country on Title 1, low-income, public school campuses. EnduraMax is donating approximately 7,200 sq. ft. of its Morency stone to be used on the exterior walls of the Green Schoolhouse project at Roadrunner Elementary.
“We’re thrilled to be involved in the Green Schoolhouse Series to help build safe, clean, green learning environments for children,” said Michael Rohrer, Product Manager for EnduraMax. “EnduraMax is ideal for this project because it boasts an unmatched R-13.6 insulation factor and drainage channels that prevent moisture accumulation, qualifying for LEED certification. Together with the Green Schoolhouse Series, we’re helping to create a sustainable building for generations to come.”
The inaugural Green Schoolhouse being built at Roadrunner Elementary will be the first LEED-Platinum designed K-12 school built in Arizona and the first LEED-Platinum designed K-12 public school anywhere in the world built entirely by volunteers.
Every Green Schoolhouse takes more than two years to plan, and they are erected in just 30 days by a team of 750 volunteers, using a “barn-raising” approach.
“Our simple-to-install, ‘paint-by-numbers’ system includes polystyrene insulation panels with pre-molded cells into which the brick is easily inserted,” Rohrer said. “EnduraMax improves efficiency on the jobsite and was crucial in helping volunteers work freely and quickly on the Green Schoolhouse project.”
With components specifically engineered to work together, this modern masonry system can increase energy savings and manage moisture, while adding beauty to a property’s exterior. It accomplishes this through a system approach that includes polystyrene insulation panels with pre-molded cells for masonry units, specially-designed masonry units made of stone, clay brick and concrete brick, and a modified Type-S mortar with enhanced pumpability, strength and adhesion.
For more information on the Green Schoolhouse Series, visit http://www.greenschoolhouseseries.org.
About EnduraMax® by Oldcastle®
EnduraMax™ High Performance Wall System by Oldcastle® blends the best of both worlds. Five years of research, testing and development have resulted in a system that steps beyond masonry as you know it. EnduraMax offers masonry’s timeless beauty, but adds value to it with an energy-saving insulation barrier and built-in moisture protections. For more information, visit http://www.EnduraMaxWallSystem.com.
About Oldcastle® Architectural
Oldcastle® Architectural is a leading supplier of innovative and sustainable masonry and hardscape products for North America’s building and landscaping markets. Oldcastle Architectural is the innovator behind many of the industries’ well-known brands including Glen Gery, Trenwyth™ masonry products, EnduraMax™ High Performance Wall System and Belgard® Hardscapes among others. Oldcastle Architectural is a division of Oldcastle Building Products™, a subsidiary of Oldcastle®, Inc., the North American arm of CRH plc one of the top five international building products companies--http://www.crh.ie. For more information, call (855) 346-2766 or visit http://www.oldcastlearchitectural.com.