Clay masonry has proven its contributing role in green building and sustainable design and has captured great production efficiencies.
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Today, clay masonry or "brick" has proven its contributing role in green building and sustainable design. Having been used as a building material for thousands of years, brick is made primarily from clay and shale, two of the most abundant natural resources. Bricks derive their strength from molecular bond achieved in the baking process. Brick also contributes to sustainable design through its long life span, energy efficiency, durability, recycled content, local availability, acoustic insulation, low construction waste, and potential for reuse. Finally, modern brick manufacturing incorporates many sustainable practices of its own and has captured great production efficiencies that reduce it environment impact.