Environmental Benefits

The use of the lowest possible amount of natural resources and the saving of combustible consumables, is of fundamental importance for producing building materials. The reduction of energy necessary for production is without doubt one of the most important characteristics of an eco-compatible material and, in this respect, CLC has no equals. Sustainable development is a holistic endeavor, making it difficult to define the independent role of any of the thousands of materials, products, or technologies used for a given construction site, in supporting project-specific green-building objectives. However, CLC plays a constructive role in enhancing the environment, meeting green-building objectives and attaining sustainable development.

Building reuse:
CLC is excellent for re-roofing & floor restoration applications.

Disaster resistance:
When used in roof decks, flooring, in-situ affordable housing, cast-in-place walls, floors, or block or pre-fabricated element applications, CLC provides proven deformation resistance properties & an ability to absorb loads & crush in a controlled manner. CLC is also fire resistant.

CLC provides excellent durability, compared to other low-density materials.

Indoor air quality:
Negligible VOC emissions from CLC support indoor air quality in structure applications.

CLC is inert & can be safely reused & removed. One green use of recycled CLC is an aggregate in vegetated roof construction (green rooftops).

Reduced sound transmission:
When used in roof deck, flooring, in-situ affordable housing, cast-in-place walls, floors, block or pre-fabricated elements, fire or partition wall applications, or as cavity fill for vehicles, the void structure of CLC reduces the passage of sound, hence reducing noise pollution.

Thermal performance:
CLC supports thermal performance optimization in many construction & manufacturing applications.