The Lime Cycle
simply illustrates our motive in producing bioLime products.
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® products are created from a natural material of the earth – Lime rock.
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.
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.
Here are just a few of the environmentally friendly features of lime:
See the benefits of lime to discover more incredible characteristics of lime.
The bioLime® cycle of lime production is truly holistic. Please view The Process to learn more about bioLime's lifecycle analysis.
“Lime has been the first choice for the highest quality natural finishes for centuries, and bioLime brings these ancient traditions into the modern era with a line of products that are healthy, safe, and environmentally responsible. I am extremely pleased to recommend bioLime for its rich quality, proven durability, and natural beauty.”
— Jack Stephens, executive director, Natural Building Network