Overview: The manufacturing of cement generates 5% of the carbon emissions worldwide –it is the third largest source of CO2 in the United States. While making buildings more energy efficient is important, building them with low-embodied energy materials represent immediate and far more significant savings of carbon emissions.
As a company and as individuals we believe that sustainable building is about responding to the needs of today without damaging the needs of future generations. It is not simply what we do today that will have substantial effect on climate in 50 years, but it is what we do in the next 10 years that will reverse the trend generations from now.
What was an ordinary construction material until a hundred years ago is emerging as a natural choice in light of environmental challenges. The need to build millions of homes in the future can only be sustained with ecologically sound materials and construction practices. The inherent quality of lime and the way it can be incorporated into a building lead to immediate savings in carbon emissions.
EcoStucco® is a range of natural lime plasters designed to protect, renew, and enhance interior and exterior walls. User-friendly, EcoStucco® may be installed by hand or mechanical projection. A sustainable alternative to cement plasters, acrylic plasters, and other high-energy coating products, EcoStucco® is made with minimal but expert preparation from limestones of superior quality. Once applied, the lime naturally hardens into calcium carbonate (limestone), providing a healthy, lasting mineral shell. Pure white or tinted with natural mineral pigments, finishes achieved with EcoStucco® will never require painting and are virtually maintenance-free.
PRIMA is a sustainable stucco base composed of hydrated lime, a pozzolan binder, and proprietary components. PRIMA is typically installed over metal lath, masonry units , and concrete after simple addition specified sand and water.
PRIMA LITE is a sustainable stucco base composed of hydrated lime, a pozzolan binder, and proprietary components all factory-blended and designed to protect straw bale and other type of similar constructions after simple addition of water and specified aggregates. PRIMA LITE is also suitable for the masonry and repair of natural stones – particularly recommended for the restoration of historical monuments.
UNILIME is a natural mineral lime plaster specifically formulated to provide a true mechanical key to mineral finishes over a wide array of interior and exterior substrates. It may be used to renovate existing walls and façades, while compensating for imperfections and resulting in monolithic backgrounds. UNILIME may as well be applied as a single color coat providing a functional, economical, and sustainable alternative to conventional coating products.
DECOLIME is a natural lime plaster essentially composed of hydrated lime, specific hydraulic binders, and fine aggregates – all factory-pre-mixed. In one, two, or three coats, it may be trowel or machine applied over most interior and exterior substrates, new or in need of renovation. DECOLIME is ideal for achieving smooth, matte finishes. It is greatly appreciated for its workability and resistance to impacts, abrasion, and thermal shocks.
MURALIME is a natural mineral artisan plaster essentially composed of hydrated lime and very fine aggregates. Versatile, it may be trowel applied in one or two coats or it may be brush applied in accordance with lime washing techniques. MURALIME allows for a wide spectrum of finishing options including fresco painting and Tadelakt (wet areas). Whatever the finish, this product is appreciated for its optimal smoothness, its natural mottling, and its reflective qualities.
TRADILIME is a natural mineral lime binder designed to mix on the job site with locally resourced sand in order to achieve interior and exterior plaster finishes. Consisting mostly of hydrated lime, specific hydraulic binder, and mineral admixtures, TRADILIME provides the artisan with the flexibility to refine specific design requirements based on the proximity of aggregates. It is greatly appreciated as a wise economical alternative to ready-mix materials.
META CRÈME is an invisible and breathable impregnating sealer that protects against water, water-borne salts, oil-based stains, efflorescence, freeze-thaw spalling and graffiti. The treatment permanently bonds to the capillary pores of the material to change its absorption characteristics. Treated indoor and outdoor surfaces become easier to clean and keep looking good for longer.
Natural, organic soap, made true to the ancient soap used by the Romans. Dark in color, its key ingredient is olive oil. Black soap is a vital ingredient in the art of fine lime plaster finishes and particularly the Tadelakt of Morocco. When applied on fresh plaster, the oil comes in contact with moisture that contains calcium particles. When polishing, the cream penetrates the plaster, creating a durable waterproofing skin while adding richness and luster to the finish.
Various green building programs have been developed to help reduce buildings’ impact on the environment. The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System, developed by the US Green Building Council, is one of the most widely used building rating systems in Northern America.
EcoStucco® is dedicated to promote sustainable materials that maintain the value of old and new buildings, while improving their energy efficiency, life cycle, impact on occupants, and esthetic appeal. By specifying eco stucco products architects and designers can significantly contribute to project’s rating toward LEED® certification.
eco stucco is a range of proprietary lime plasters designed to provide healthy, functional, and sustainable mineral finishes for interior, exterior walls and ceilings. These finish systems decorate and embellish walls & facades in the form of artistically hand-troweled artisan plasters. Essentially composed of natural mineral with minimal but expert preparation, eco stucco™ results in a long lasting crust of calcium carbonate derived from both the presence of sand and the carbonation of lime.
The EcoStucco® color palette consists of 216 standard tones - all made with natural mineral pigments to give interior and exterior finishes vivid colors and timeless elegance. Custom colors are also available upon request. Whatever your inspiration, our color technicians will provide accurate color matches in a timely manner.