Green Technology- The Green Machine TerraBrick Maker
In 1997 my husband and I were invited to participate in the development of a company that produced high quality, low cost, compressed earth blocks (CEBs) that had the added advantages of having very favorable thermal and acoustic benefits and of being one of the most environmentally friendly products available on the market. The CEB called TerraBrick is made by mixing sub soil from the construction site with small quantities of cement.
This precision quality, tongue and groove TerraBrick has been subjected to weapon testing to help evaluate its strength and durabaility. Under concentrated fire from AK47s, the wall system was not compromised, and no through penetration occurred to any single wall system even after repeated firing at close range. TerraBrick has also been tested by the Oakridge National Laboratory which states that an insulated TerraBuilt wall performs 84% better on average than a wood frame wall with fiberglass insulation.
My involvement with the TerraBrick product ignited an interest in green principles and technologies that I have actively worked to cultivate over the past twelve years. As an NVAR certified “Green” specialist, I look forward to sharing what I have learned with you by discussing the advantages, incentives and opportunities of “going green” in your home.
M. Germaine Parra
Realtor, Feng Shui Consultant
Licensed in DC, MD and VA
Long and Foster Realtors
6862 Elm Street Office, McLean, VA 22101