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Incorporating bricks into a building’s design can reduce energy consumption.

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Architects, designers, builders and home owners are now firmly focused on reducing energy usage and power bills. A key part of this focus is the search for building products that can help reduce a home’s environmental impact, and which are reasonably priced.

Incorporating bricks into a home’s design can greatly reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions due to their thermal mass. Brick is one of the most simple and efficient building products and has a low environmental impact – it can reduce energy consumption by up to 25 percent.

Recent research by The University of Newcastle shows that bricks are one of the most environmentally sound and efficient building materials for controlling temperatures in Australian homes.