Sustainability

Best Block is committed to sustainable business practices and products, and is proud to participate in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program.
Lessening our Carbon Footprint For starters, we’ve located our production facilities throughout our service area to reduce shipping distance to any jobsite in the state. A key contributor to the sustainability of our production process is the use of fly ash in many of our products, a resource recovered from burning coal to create electricity.

STRENGTH + SUSTAINABILITY

We have seven production facilities located throughout our area to reduce shipping distance to any jobsite. A key contributor to the sustainability of our concrete masonry units is the use of fly ash in many of our products (a resource recovered from burning coal to create electricity).

The use of fly ash to replace cement reduces demand for cement itself, which helps in reducing CO2 emissions during the manufacturing process. Additionally, our concrete block is 45-80% recyclable. This is done by using “damaged” or “unusable” concrete blocks (or using material spillage from the manufacturing process), which is then crushed, screened and sorted, then recycled into new block as aggregate.

Sustainable Solutions for LEED

  • 7 Manufacturing Plants throughout the State of Texas and into Louisiana
  • Commitment to sourcing local raw materials
  • 100% Locally Harvested/Extracted materials used in the manufacturing of Best Block CMU
  • Pre and Post-Consumer Recycled Content is included by plant location
  • Thermal Mass: A masonry wall assembly can easily achieve Hi R-values and improve energy efficiency above ASHRAE prerequisites
  • Concrete is Recyclable - 45 – 80% of concrete is usable as an aggregate in new construction such as roads, sidewalks and concrete slabs, sparing the use of virgin materials
  • Segmental Retaining Walls & Pavers reduces heat island effect, assists in controlling storm water runoff and erosion control, minimize impact on environmentally sensitive areas while controlling developmental density

    Committed to serving specifiers, contractors and installers across the country, Best Block manufactures the highest quality line of architectural and standard block as well as segmental retaining walls on the market. Offering products in a wide array of shapes, sizes, colors, textures and finishes, Best Block delivers strength, beauty and function to any residential or commercial project.

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