Sustainability

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.

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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

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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.

100% Recycling

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.