CONSERVING THE BUILT ENVIROMENT
We’re proud to announce that our customers have contributed to a significant reduction of carbon emissions in the environment. With their choice to use our Lime Mortars, Plasters, and Paints – products with a significantly lower carbon footprint than those relying on Portland Cement, Latex Paint, and Petroleum – our customers have helped save approximately 471,475 lbs. of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our customers for their commitment to sustainability and the environment.
Lime has been used in buildings for thousands of years for both wall coatings and structural purposes, and its durability is evidenced by its continued use in iconic structures such as the Great Pyramids and the frescoes of Pompeii. In fact, prior to the 20th century, lime was the primary building mortar used throughout the world.
When working with historic buildings that have stood for decades or even centuries, it is crucial to use materials that are the same or have similar properties to those originally used. This is especially important for masonry walls, where the masonry units and mortar must work together to accommodate the building’s movement and process moisture out of the structure. Using the wrong material, such as Portland cement, can cause irreversible damage to historic masonry units. Lime mortars are sympathetic to historic masonry, allowing the buildings to work in the original way they were designed.
There are many older buildings across the country, particularly in cities, that are no longer in use and left in disrepair. However, these buildings can be repurposed and revitalized by using appropriate materials. By using lime as a building material, we can take advantage of its proven track record and create repairs that can last over 100 years.
Image left: LimeWorks®.us helped restore parts of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NY
Conserving the Natural Enviroment
Preservation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings can be a powerful tool for green building, maximizing the use of existing resources and reducing the need for new construction. The greenest building is one that is already built. By choosing materials like lime that have a lower environmental impact, we can help ensure that these structures continue to serve their communities for generations to come.
Using Natural Material
At LimeWorks®.us, we believe in offering building materials that work in harmony with nature. Natural building is an approach that emphasizes the use of minimally processed and renewable resources to create sustainable and environmentally friendly structures. This approach is becoming increasingly popular as more people seek to reduce their impact on the planet.
We are proud to offer a range of materials that are well-suited for natural building, including lime-based mortars, plasters, and paints. These materials have a long history of use in construction and are compatible with a variety of building systems and styles.
To learn more about how LimeWorks®.us can support your natural building project, click the links below. We are committed to providing high-quality, sustainable materials that help build a better future for us all.