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bringing life to new homes
bringing life to new homes



   Manufacturer and
     distributor of
  LIFEBLOCK         TM



      A premium
green cons...
LifeBlock Specs
Approximate Dimensions:
170mm X 280mm X 400mm*
*LifeBlock can be manufactured to any desired dimensions


...
Load-bearing
• LifeBlock is a load-bearing
  construction material
• Appropriate for 1-4 story
  projects
• Perfect for re...
Building w/ LifeBlock
 ●   Running bond configuration
 ●   Damp-rising barrier
     ●
         Between foundation & first ...
Natural Ingredients
Hemp Shivs
The main ingredient in Hempcrete, a 1,200
year old building system from France
        +
Mg...
Features of LifeBlock
1. Sustainable materials and manufacturing
2. Sequesters CO2 (carbon-negative)
3. Excellent thermal ...
Benefits of LifeBlock
1. Minimizes the use of resources
2. Fights climate change
3. Lower energy bills
4. Comfortable even...
LifeBlock and Hemp

  Each LifeBlock contains 5kg of hemp shivs

  One hectare can produce up to 10 tonnes of hemp

  H...
LifeBlock – Climate Change
               Volume of Materials/    CO2        LifeBlock saves CO2 emissions:
FLOOR* WALLS

...
LifeBlock Walls and CO2
 Wall Properties   CO2/m2
300mm Thick Wall   -114kg
500mm Thick Wall   -190kg
Conventional Walls and CO2




   Emissions add up to 100kg CO2/m2
CO2 Reduction of LifeBlock
                             /m2 of   /m2 of   /m2 of
                                         ...
LifeBlock Cost Comparison
                 Wall Assembly Material Cost   Labor Cost   Total Cost
                     Bloc...
LifeBlock Performance
           Thermal Performance
   Energy use experienced 1/3 to 1/2 of the energy use
     by homeow...
Thermal Performance
LifeBlock Ecomasonry is a hybrid material that out-
performs conventional buildings systems:

The whol...
LifeBlock and Longevity
Utilizing the same “Failure Mode and Effect
Analysis”, a statistical method successfully
used by N...
LifeCrete Eco-Manufacturing
 •   State-of-the-art semi-automated plant design
 •   Certified green factory building
 •   C...
LifeCrete Factory Concept
• Designed for local markets with populations
  of 2.5 million with a production capacity
  equi...
LifeCrete Factory Features
• Factories will span 1,000m2, plus another
  400m2 for management and sales
• Built with LifeB...
LifeCrete Process Features
• The manufacturing process is designed using Lean-
  manufacturing concepts to optimize produc...
LifeCrete Recycling
• At the end of a LifeBlock production run, all raw
  materials left over will be ground up and recycl...
LifeCrete and Local Economy
• Local factory will benefit the local economy
• Raw materials sourced locally
   Farming – 1...
LifeCrete Homes (example)
• First LifeCrete House Completed 2006
• 3,300 sf on three floors
  –   2 bedroom
  –   2 bath
 ...
Build with LifeBlock
●
    Contributes to the local economy
    ●
        Jobs and the sourcing of raw materials
●
    Com...
bringing life to new homes


    Ron Bessette, CEO
             or
 Kurt Kleinschnitz,   President


Ron@EcoMasonry.com
ww...
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LifeCrete EcoMasonry
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LifeCrete EcoMasonry

  1. 1. bringing life to new homes
  2. 2. bringing life to new homes Manufacturer and distributor of LIFEBLOCK TM A premium green construction block
  3. 3. LifeBlock Specs Approximate Dimensions: 170mm X 280mm X 400mm* *LifeBlock can be manufactured to any desired dimensions Weight Density Compressive Strength Kilograms Kg/Cu.M. Kg/mm 2 20 1000 0.700 18 900 0.525 16 800 0.350 14 700 0.210
  4. 4. Load-bearing • LifeBlock is a load-bearing construction material • Appropriate for 1-4 story projects • Perfect for residential, commercial and light industrial buildings • No wood or metal structural frame is needed w/ LifeBlock
  5. 5. Building w/ LifeBlock ● Running bond configuration ● Damp-rising barrier ● Between foundation & first row of blocks ● Thinset mortar ● Applied with a notched trowel ● Conventional construction methods ● Saws, drills, routers, fasteners ● Plasters and renders ● Adhere directly to the LifeBlock surface
  6. 6. Natural Ingredients Hemp Shivs The main ingredient in Hempcrete, a 1,200 year old building system from France + MgO Cement The cement used to build the Great Wall of China; it has 4 to 5 times the strength of Portland cement and is an amazing binder = Together these form a biomass ecomasonry building material that combats global climate change
  7. 7. Features of LifeBlock 1. Sustainable materials and manufacturing 2. Sequesters CO2 (carbon-negative) 3. Excellent thermal insulation 4. High thermal inertia 5. Excellent sound insulation 6. Airtight 7. High vapour permeability 8. Non-toxic with zero VOC's or formaldehyde 9. Mould resistant without added chemicals 10. Fire and pest resistant without added chemicals 11. Mainstream masonry building system 12. Locally sourced materials
  8. 8. Benefits of LifeBlock 1. Minimizes the use of resources 2. Fights climate change 3. Lower energy bills 4. Comfortable even temperature 5. Quiet interiors 6. Minimized drafts and energy loss 7. Comfortable humidity levels maintained 8. Healthy interiors – healthy indoor air quality 9. Low maintenance costs 10. Safe, solid construction 11. Fast, easy and economic construction 12. Benefits local economies
  9. 9. LifeBlock and Hemp  Each LifeBlock contains 5kg of hemp shivs  One hectare can produce up to 10 tonnes of hemp  Hemp grows from seed to 4m tall in14 weeks  Hemp shiv, the woody core, is 60% of the plant's mass  One hectare of hemp can build an average size home
  10. 10. LifeBlock – Climate Change Volume of Materials/ CO2 LifeBlock saves CO2 emissions: FLOOR* WALLS 1m3 of W all Sequestered • Each LifeBlock sequesters 7kg of CO2 257kg Hemp Shiv - 472kg • An average LifeBlock home can be 154kg MgO Cement + 92kg carbon-neutral and eliminate 55 tonnes of CO2 Total CO2 / m 3 - 380kg Volume of Materials/ CO2 • LifeBlock homes will use half the utilities of a conventional home, saving CO2 1m3 of Floor Sequestered emissions 100kg Hemp Shiv - 184kg • One LifeBlock home (400 year lifespan) 102kg MgO Cement + 61kg replaces five conventional homes (80 year lifespan) Total CO2 / m 3 - 123kg • LifeBlock eliminates CO2 emissions that *Insulating blocks fit between floor joists would have resulted from the manufacture of the conventional materials it replaces
  11. 11. LifeBlock Walls and CO2 Wall Properties CO2/m2 300mm Thick Wall -114kg 500mm Thick Wall -190kg
  12. 12. Conventional Walls and CO2 Emissions add up to 100kg CO2/m2
  13. 13. CO2 Reduction of LifeBlock /m2 of /m2 of /m2 of Per House* Per Eco-Town Ext. Wall Int. Wall Floor LifeBlocks -290kg -177kg -123kg -55T -247,500T Reduced Utilities -2T/Yr. -9,000T Materials Replaced -100kg -100kg -16T -72,000T *Based on a typical detached house with GFA of 100m2 – interior, exterior walls and floors
  14. 14. LifeBlock Cost Comparison Wall Assembly Material Cost Labor Cost Total Cost Block, Masonry Block Insulation, 65₤ / m2 65₤ / m2 130₤ / m2 Brick, Plaster and Render Block, AAC (Celcon) Insulation, 65₤ / m2 65₤ / m2 130₤ / m2 Block Brick, Plaster and Render Ceramic Block Block, Insulation, 75₤ / m2 65₤ / m2 140₤ / m2 Brick, Plaster and Render Block, Plaster LifeBlock and Render 65₤ / m2 65₤ / m2 130₤ / m2
  15. 15. LifeBlock Performance Thermal Performance Energy use experienced 1/3 to 1/2 of the energy use by homeowners of compared to conventionally LifeBlock homes built home of the same size Estimated U-value of 0.23 to 0.26 W/m2k 300mm wall Estimated U-value of 0.14 to 0.16 W/m2k 500mm wall
  16. 16. Thermal Performance LifeBlock Ecomasonry is a hybrid material that out- performs conventional buildings systems: The whole is greater than the sum of the parts! Insulation All Increased Comfort Thermal Mass Improved Health in Reduced Maintenance Air-tightness one Reduced Utility Cost Moisture Control
  17. 17. LifeBlock and Longevity Utilizing the same “Failure Mode and Effect Analysis”, a statistical method successfully used by NASA to improve reliability of space vehicles, LifeCrete has evaluated the potential lifespan of LifeBlock: Life Expectancy Construction Estimated Time Before Materials Replacement Wood Frame Less than 80 Years Masonry Block Less than 100 Years Concrete Less than 100 Years LifeBlock About 378 Years
  18. 18. LifeCrete Eco-Manufacturing • State-of-the-art semi-automated plant design • Certified green factory building • Community integrated employee training programs • Local non-skilled employment 10-40 • Local skilled employment 5-10 • Utilities (renewable energy) • Controlled waste • Controlled noise pollution • Controlled water pollution • Controlled water usage • Minimal increase in truck traffic
  19. 19. LifeCrete Factory Concept • Designed for local markets with populations of 2.5 million with a production capacity equivalent to one to five houses a day – Very small startup costs – Makes it affordable for local entrepreneurs – Translates into a more personalized service to customers – Less transportation distances to market – Can be replicated in all construction markets
  20. 20. LifeCrete Factory Features • Factories will span 1,000m2, plus another 400m2 for management and sales • Built with LifeBlock and other locally sourced non-toxic materials • Integrate green features including: – geothermal – solar – daylighting and – passive solar principles
  21. 21. LifeCrete Process Features • The manufacturing process is designed using Lean- manufacturing concepts to optimize production • All ingredients are non-toxic and bio-compatible • Blocks cure by chemical reaction, not added heat • Water is only used for cleaning and is recycled – a monthly volume per production line equivalent to what three average households would use or 30,000 liters • Power usage is optimized by using the most efficient and proper sized motors for every piece of equipment • Air-quality is controlled through industrial filtration • LifeCrete will apply for Cradle to Cradle Certification
  22. 22. LifeCrete Recycling • At the end of a LifeBlock production run, all raw materials left over will be ground up and recycled into new products • At the end of a LifeBlock construction project, any unused LifeCrete materials left over can be returned for credit applied to the customer's final invoice • Any used LifeCrete materials can be returned to the LifeCrete factory to be ground up and recycled into new products
  23. 23. LifeCrete and Local Economy • Local factory will benefit the local economy • Raw materials sourced locally  Farming – 1,000 + acres of hemp / year  Hemp processing • Products will be distributed nationwide • Model for other counties • Each employee owns a LifeCrete house, program • Lower operating costs of homes means greater disposable income into the community
  24. 24. LifeCrete Homes (example) • First LifeCrete House Completed 2006 • 3,300 sf on three floors – 2 bedroom – 2 bath – Open concept main floor – In-floor hydronic radiant heat w/ propane boiler – Solar refrigerator – Clay plaster interior walls – Lime render exterior walls – Wood windows Imported from France – Clay tile floor – Clay tile roof – Unfinished basement
  25. 25. Build with LifeBlock ● Contributes to the local economy ● Jobs and the sourcing of raw materials ● Combats global climate change through carbon capture ● Qualifies for carbon credits ● Reduces energy consumption during the life of the building ● Reduces emissions and costs ● Delivers healthier, comfortable buildings: ● Thermal and acoustic performance provides very comfortable environment for building occupants. ● Vapour permeability results in dry walls that reduces instance of mould/fungus spores, which are implicated in many respiratory allergic conditions. ● Complete absence of VOC's and other toxic chemicals protects builders, occupants and the environment.
  26. 26. bringing life to new homes Ron Bessette, CEO or Kurt Kleinschnitz, President Ron@EcoMasonry.com www.EcoMasonry.com

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