ABC Green Home 2.0 to Feature US Tile and Cultured Stone

ABC Green Home 2.0 to Feature US Tile® by Boral® Clay Cool Roof and

Cultured Stone® by Boral® Manufactured Stone Veneer 

Eco-Friendly Products to Support Net-Zero Energy Goals of High-Performance Home 

IRVINE, CALIF. (May 7, 2014) –Boral Roofing LLC, the nation’s largest provider of sustainable clay and concrete roof tile solutions, and Boral Stone Products LLC, the leading manufacturer of masonry veneer products including brand leader Cultured Stone® by Boral®, have announced their participation in the ABC Green Home 2.0. Under construction in Walnut, Calif., the net-zero home will be awarded to a combat-wounded veteran and his or her family once completed.

The ABC Green Home 2.0 is a joint collaboration between architect Manny Gonzalez of KTGY Group Inc., Peninsula Publishing, Southern California Edison, Habitat for Humanity and many additional partners and suppliers. It will feature sustainable energy-efficient building materials to achieve zero net energy consumption and zero carbon emissions, and to eliminate the home’s dependence on fossil fuels.

Boral Roofing

Boral Roofing’s contribution to the home is US Tile® by Boral® clay cool rated roof tile. The Cool Roof Tile provides superior energy efficiency through optimal solar reflectance, thermal emittance, thermal mass and airflow – all allowing control of indoor air temperatures and a reduction in energy consumption. The vibrant clay Red “S” Tile profile featured on the home complements its architectural style and increases curb appeal.

In addition to its energy-efficiency benefits, US Tile® by Boral® clay roof tile boast further sustainability characteristics. The tile is made from locally sourced and naturally occurring geologic materials with 59 percent recycled content. A long-lasting roofing solution, clay tiles average a 75-year lifespan, providing superb durability and minimizing maintenance and the need for roof replacement.

Boral is the first clay roof tile manufacturer in the world to receive the prestigious Cradle to Cradle® Gold Certification at its US Tile® by Boral® clay tile plant in Corona, CA. Boral’s clay tile products have minimal impact on the earth in terms of materials sourcing, manufacturing and distribution. Select clay tiles exceed CA Title 24 code requirement standards and help reach LEED and Energy Star standards. At the end of the roof’s life (as part of the building envelope), it may be crushed and recycled for reintroduction into the manufacturing process or for use in baseball infields.

Boral Stone Products

Boral Stone Products is providing the ABC Green Home 2.0 with Cultured Stone® by Boral®, a superior product line made from sustainable materials that adds timeless beauty and long-term investment value.

Containing a minimum of 54 percent recycled content (as validated by UL Environmental), Cultured Stone® by Boral®, promotes eco-friendly features without sacrificing style or durability. It’s a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green Approved product and the only product line in the building industry to hold GREENGUARD Gold Certification, which represents the most rigorous building product emissions criteria to date.

Boral Stone Products' dedication to sustainability also influences its manufacturing process, placing a priority on producing its products using eco-friendly technology. It also uses a closed-loop water system that cuts water consumption by approximately 50 percent per ton of product manufactured.

The 2,200-square-foot single-family ABC Green Home 2.0 sits on a 10,000-square foot lot. Designed to accommodate a multi-generational family, the two-story home features an upstairs with three bedrooms and a balcony overlooking a courtyard. The building envelope and mechanical systems are optimized to reduce energy use, while large efficient window systems maximize daylight and reduce energy demands.

Upon completion and prior to donation, the ABC Green Home 2.0 will be open to both the building industry and the general public to showcase best practices in high-performance sustainable housing.

About Boral Roofing:

Boral Roofing LLC is a subsidiary of Boral USA, the country’s largest premium provider of complete roofing and re-roofing solutions for architects as well as commercial and residential builders. Boral Roofing operates 14 clay and concrete tile manufacturing plants throughout the US.

About Boral Stone Products: An undisputed leader in the manufactured stone industry, Boral Stone Products LLC is the manufacturer of Cultured Stone® by Boral®, Boral ProStone® Veneer and Boral Versetta Stone®. Sustainability is a core business tenet at Boral Stone Products. All products are made from a minimum of 50% recycled content, which is validated by UL Environment™.

About Boral USA:

Headquartered in Roswell, Georgia, Boral USA is the holding company for Boral’s U.S. operations, which include leading manufacturers in the building material industry.  Boral USA’s subsidiaries include Boral Bricks, #1 manufacturer of clay brick in the United States; Boral Roofing LLC, the nation’s leading manufacturer of clay and concrete roof tiles; Boral Stone Products, manufacturer of Cultured Stone® by Boral®, the most recognized brand of manufactured stone veneer; and Boral Composites Inc., manufacturer of Boral TruExterior® Trim, the #1 brand of poly-ash exterior trim products.