(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.”
Held each year at Hanley Wood’s World of Concrete, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, the “Most Innovative Products Award” is the only products recognition program in the concrete and masonry industry. Event attendees, members of the media, and industry experts participated in the voting process. The annual event was attended by more than 1,250 exhibitors and 48,000 individuals from across the globe.
Greenstar BLOX® is an energy efficient and environmentally friendly building material comprised of recycled cellulose (State of Texas newspapers, phone books, and lottery tickets), cement, and a patented blend of organic additives. The Greenstar BLOX® mixture is used to manufacture a 10”x14”x4” building block, replicating a traditional adobe size.
The advantages of using the Greenstar BLOX® system are numerous. In addition to being a FEMA certified Safety Shelter Component; the sustainable building material possesses properties such as fire, water, termite, mold, and ballistics resistance. Because of its high insulation factor and thermal mass it provides tremendous savings in heating and cooling costs during the lifetime of the structure compared to conventional construction. The simplicity of the building system saves money (as much as 20% compared to conventional construction) throughout the construction process by eliminating the need for numerous building materials and crews, and eliminating the amount of waste going to a landfill from a job site.
Members from Mason Greenstar, Inc. were in attendance at the World of Concrete, showcasing Greenstar BLOX® amongst 570,000 square feet of exhibit space, as well as debuting their state-of-the-art automated manufacturing technology and several new products including Greenstar BRIXTM, Greenstar CMU(Concrete Masonry Unit), Greenstar ICF (Insulated Concrete Form), and Greenstar Panels of various dimensions.
For more information on Greenstar BLOX visit http://www.masongreenstar.com or call 1-877-MGS-BLOX