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Beyond LEED with bioLimeBeyond LEED with bioLime


bioLime® advances beyond USGBC's LEED protocol. bioLime is a life-cycled material that drastically reduces maintenance and energy demands placed upon structures by poor-performing building materials. bioLime sustains structures correctly over time, and is integral in contributing towards true Greenbuild objectives.

bioLime® LEED criteria.

The bioLime® lifecycle analysis

bioLime® products are created from a natural material of the earth – Lime rock.

The Lime Cycle

simply illustrates our motive in producing bioLime products.

In order to break the lime rock into a powder-like form, we fire the stone in a kiln which naturally releases CO2 into the atmosphere. From here, it is mixed with water and then held in tanks for aging. Once applied as a paint, plaster, or mortar onto a structure, it completes its life cycle by reabsorbing (carbonating) the initial CO2 output from the kiln firing which results in its return to its origin as mountainous rock.

bioLime® concludes with a product lifecycle that has a zero-carbon output.

Embodied Energy

During our manufacturing process, our energy output is most concentrated when we fire lime rock, grind it with water, and sieve it through a very fine mesh.

Even though bioLime consumes energy from a hydro-electric source, our energy output is minimal when compared to typical industrial production.

bioLime® works with the forces of nature. In fact, we have integrated this mentality into our own fabrication practices for over 80 years.

bioLime® products are truly sustainable building materials.

Lime's Environmental Benefits

Here are just a few of the environmentally friendly features of lime:

  • Lime is exceptionally durable.
  • Lime is highly porous, enabling a wall system to breathe, and improving indoor air quality.
  • Lime is mold-resistant and a natural biocide.
  • All-natural lime paints and plasters can tolerate damp applications that would normally de-laminate acrylic-based plasters, latex-based paints, conventional stuccos, and even Portland cement and Gypsum-based plasters.
  • Lime helps create optimal thermal protection.
  • Lime self-heals. Small cracks that occur in a lime structure can self-fuse, unlike Portland cement and other synthetic cement and stucco products.

See the benefits of lime to discover more incredible characteristics of lime.