Fireplaces and Masonry Heaters Contribute to Points in NAHB Green Building Standard

Properly designed masonry fireplaces and heaters can contributed four and six points respectively to the National Association of Home Builders National Green Building Standard.  Fireplaces with gasketed doors, outside combustion air, and a means of sealing the flue provide heat without compromising indoor air or heat loss.  Masonry heaters of brick are energy efficient and clean burning.  Read the Brick Industry Association’s Builder Notes Issue 5 – Brick: Green Building Design and Sustainability to learn how fired-clay brick can contribute to LEED and NAHB green building standards.  For assistance designing your next fireplace visit Superior Clay and Rumford Fireplaces.  The Masonry Heater Association can provide help with the design and installation of an attractive and functional masonry heater.  Whitacre Greer low-duty firebrick are available nationwide for the construction of fireplaces and masonry heaters.  Visit for technical data and additional design resources.