(Mason, Texas) Mason Greenstar, Inc. has waded through an evolution of change in bringing its environmentally friendly and sustainable building material, Greenstar BLOX®, to consumers. From changes with ingredients to changes in production methods, the technology has stayed the course when proving its worth by passing the most stringent of tests for building materials. As the accomplishment of mass production is closer than ever, all roads are leading to changes in the ways we construct our homes and buildings in the United States. Here are ten things you may not know about the past and future of Greenstar BLOX®.
Shelter, along with food and water, is a necessity of living on planet earth. A shelter provides cover and protection from inclement weather and a place of refuge for safe and healthy living. Unfortunately, in today’s modern world there are a great number of human beings who do not have adequate, if any, shelter at all.
(Las Vegas, Nevada) Greenstar BLOX®, manufactured by Mason Greenstar Inc. in Mason, Texas, has been selected as the Industry Choice Award Winner for the 12th Annual “Most Innovative Products Award” at the 2014 World of Concrete, a construction industry tradeshow, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The environmentally friendly building product was chosen as the winner by popular vote in the Masonry Materials & Equipment category.
“It is a great honor for our young company to have been chosen for this award.” said, President of Mason Greenstar, Zach Rabon “Our team has worked very hard to develop our product to a level where it could be recognized in such a program, as well as in promoting the technology on such a grand and global scale.”
A new and unique breed of manufacturing technology has arrived at Mason Greenstar, Inc. Headquarters in Mason, Texas. In one end, of the first ever Greenstar BLOX® automated production line, goes recycled paper, cement, water, and a series of patented organic additives; out the other end comes a high performing and sustainable building material that can be used to construct homes, walls, and buildings. The state-of-the-art machinery arrived in Mason last Tuesday night and engineers and crews worked swiftly over the next two days to get the machinery set up and running.
Building with Greenstar BLOX® is construction made simple. Never before has a building block exhibited the performance that Greenstar BLOX does. Greenstar BLOX provide structural integrity and insulation qualities every building must possess; in a single process.
Other wall systems use concrete to fill the open cells or honeycomb spaces. This is usually required to provide structural strength, but the concrete provides a poor insulation value of R-0.9.
Greenstar BLOX mortar is made from the same recycled cellulose, cement, water, and additives that are used in the production. Greenstar BLOX attach with mortar to the slab, footing, or sub-floor. This forms a monolithic wall system that will stand up against any other masonry product on the market. Greenstar BLOX far exceeds the expectations of conventional masonry.
Mason Greenstar Inc. is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), a Global Associate of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) and a Corporate Sponsor of the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA).
Mason Greenstar Inc. has been showcased for their green building products, Greenstar BLOX, in media outlets that include The Las Vegas Sun, The Sierra Club, and most recently the May 2012 Issue of Popular Mechanics.
Greenstar BLOX® was recently chosen by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office and The Eureka! Grant Program as one of six top emerging technologies in the State of Texas.