Lowe’s Companies and Earth Friendly Building Materials, LLC (EFBM) announced today that the international home improvement company will be adding EFBM’s patented Earth Friendly Block™ (EF Block™) to its environmentally responsible product line. Residential and commercial builders, contractors and consumers now have an alternative energy efficient construction material available to increase sustainability.
“EF Block™ eliminates the need for costly insulation in building walls and simplifies the construction process,” according to EFBM CEO, Dan Chouinard. “Interior and exterior finishes, such as stucco and plaster (or myriad other traditional finishes) can be directly applied to the blocks.”
“Construction time, manpower and material costs can be dramatically reduced,” Dan continued. Other advantages of EF Block™ for building owners include: maximized thermal performance, minimized sound transmission, reduced fire risk and pest infiltration (such as termites and rodents). EF Block™ has performed better than traditional wood frame constructions in high winds and earthquakes.
EF Block™ is an innovative ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) or ICB (Insulated Concrete Block) wall system made of over 85% recycled EPS, Portland cement and other proprietary ingredients. It is manufactured per the IRC (International Residential Code) screen grid and HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) specifications.
“We’re excited to be recognized by Lowe’s as a supplier in the emerging ICF industry,” Dan concluded, “EF Block™ is really taking off like crazy. Contractors and owner builders worldwide will soon be able to enjoy the many advantages of our – nearly — indestructible green wall system.” Look for ordering information at local Lowe’s store’s ProServices desks. (Lowe’s Vendors Number 61194)
Earth Friendly Building Materials, LLC is the leader in composite block sales in the US. They are also the number one EPS (polystyrene) recycler in Arizona. Manufacturers interested in producing EF Block™ near Lowe’s stores outside of Arizona are encouraged to contact EFBM for details securing licensing contracts. More information and how-to videos are available through the company’s website (EFBM.com) and YouTube channel.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company serving approximately 15 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2013 sales of $53.4 billion, Lowe’s has more than 1,830 home improvement and hardware stores and 260,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
Contact: Daniel Chouinard, 480 830-5393, email@example.com, EFBM, 205 E Industrial Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281