Pozzotive Plus CMU and Plus Brick

Pozzotive Plus CMU and Plus Brick

Credit: Kingston Block & Masonry Supply, LLC

What makes this product green?

  • Post-consumer recycled content
  • Durable or low-maintenance


Pozzotive Plus concrete brick and CMUConcrete masonry unit. Precast concrete block used to build walls. CMUs have hollow cores that can be filled with concrete onsite for additional reinforcement. The use of stronger, more lightweight types of concrete such as autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) is becoming increasingly popular in CMU manufacture. products are manufactured using up to 30% post-consumer recycled glass as a Portland cement substitute and an average of 50% post-consumer recycled masonry aggregate from local sources in the Northeast. The recycled glass pozzolan (with the tradename Pozzotive®), made by partner company Empire Resource Recycling, is ground to a very fine (15 micron) powder and used in place of Portland cement, saving about one ton of CO2 for every ton of cement replaced. Product has been made with up to 90% recycled aggregate, though 50% is typical. Compared to conventional CMUs and brick, Pozzotive Plus products require less energy to produce, are stronger, and have greater moisture and chemical resistance, according to the company. Both products meet ASTMAmerican Society for Testing and Materials. Not-for-profit international standards organization that provides a forum for the development and publication of voluntary technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Originally the American Society for Testing and Materials. C-90 for load-bearing block and C-120 for flex, and the brick meets ASTM C-1634 for concrete facing brick. Bricks for use as veneer have a standard bed depth of 3-5/8" and are available in three sizes: 2-3/4" x 8", 2-1/4" x 15-5/8", and 3-3/4" x 15-5/8". The company's interior brick is 5-5/8" x 3-3/4" x 15-5/8". CMUs are a standard 8" x 8" x 16". Both the brick and CMU come in nine colors, in either suede or polished finish.

Additional Info

Product Attributes

  • Post-Consumer Content : %

Manufacturer Information

Kingston Block & Masonry Supply, LLC
270 North Ave., Ste. 200
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: 914-633-3393
Fax: 914-654-8124

Listed in: Brick Masonry, Concrete Blocks