Thursday, April 21st, 2011
One of the newest green-home innovations helps to break down smog in the environment. The concrete tile roof, which is being used by new-home builder KB Home in Southern California, neutralizes nitrogen oxide vehicle emissions. According to Boral Roofing Company, the maker of the tile, a 2000-foot house with a roof made of BoralPure Smog-Eating tile can annually break down the emissions typically produced when a car is driven 10,000 miles.
The tiles have been used in Europe for about 5 years, where they were applied to roadways. The air was noticeably cleaner following tile installation.
KB Home will be installing the smog-eating tiles on new homes in a Martha-inspired community in Eastvale, California. Read more about BoralPure Smog-Eating Tile on the MonierLifetile website and see an informational video on YouTube.