Day and Campbell Limited is pleased to introduce its LEED ® Qualified Autoclaved Block.
We are utilizing our polishing technology to create and expose the natural beauty of glass cullet aggregates used in the manufacture of our LEED® qualified blocks, resulting in a shine and luster similar to that of marble or granite. Blocks can be polished on multiple faces and are available in a variety of shapes, colours, and sizes, allowing design and architect professionals the freedom to convey ideas using versatile concrete or lightweight blocks.
Design objective: state the design objective including any specific criteria:
The design objective is to create a block that is sustainable for future generations, specifically being cognizant of the environmental impact of producing concrete products. The need was to integrate pre and post consumer material while conforming to CSA standards; offering an attractive product with low lifecycle costs that will continue to inspire Designers and Architects for exterior and interior applications.
Design and technical innovation: describe the design solution, noting how it is original and innovative:
During manufacturing, we expose the natural beauty of the aggregate. We offer up to 100% pre consumer material; and 50% post-consumer material for structural or veneer applications. Our patented technology uses 100% recycled glass cullet sourced from the Blue Box Program or recycled from manufacturing facilities. These units are comprised of only 5% cement by volume. The glass has not been modified from its original state other than washing and crushing, further reducing energy consumption. Our autoclave technology enables blocks to be ready for polish 8 hours after manufacture.
Market Application: what application(s) is the product suitable or designed for?
The blocks resist fading and will maintain their distinctive beauty throughout the life cycle of the building with little or no maintenance. We offer bull nosing and chamfering custom profiles which are available in a variety of shapes and sizes raising the bar for concrete block application for interior and exterior use, resulting in endless design possibilities (LEED® projects).
Sustainability: list appropriate certification(s) and describe what makes it sustainable:
Our LEED ® Qualified Autoclave Block is produced with enough post consumer material that falls within the Canada Green Building Ratings System. Our block will significantly contribute to the Recycled material MR 4.1 & 4.2, MR 5.1 & 5.2 and the Regional Materials MR 5.1 & 5.2 Credits. These blocks have been tested and the weight, density and compressive strengths are similar to our normal Autoclave Block.