Lowest carbon footprint
Natural stone was created millions of years ago during planetary formation. In contrast to other cladding materials such as aluminum, steel and glass, ceramic, terra-cotta or brick natural stone does not need to be manufactured at great energetic cost. Only 3% of the manufactured cost is used for energy from block extraction to installation on site.
Long term durability
Natural stone excels with its low carbon footprint and is also the most durable material available further reducing its ecological benefit.
Lower lifecycle cost
Rear-ventilated natural stone facades also reduce the operating expenses of a building during live cycle compared to a pure glass facade. Particularly during warm months, a large part of the energy required for cooling can be saved by employing thermally insulated natural stone cladding. Learn more in the DNGB Study: Sustainability of Natural Stone Facades
Renaturalization of stone quarries
After decommissioning natural stone quarries are re-naturalized. Within short term they turn into natural biotopes attracting a wide array of plants and wildlife.
Renewable energy sources
We have been using renewable energy source in form of solar, hydro and geothermal for a long time. By employing renewable energy we ensure that all our products have a significantly reduced energy footprint.
HOFMANN Facades is able to recycle its products and waste material 100%. It makes its own bricks from stone powder creating during block cutting process. Larger waste is used for aggregate, gravel and fertilizers.