The simplicity of the natural slate production process, which does not need any additional artificial material, furnaces or chemical products, makes it the ideal solution for the new trends in sustainable architecture.
According to the Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE, University of Bath), natural slate produces low embodied energy – the energy required to manufacture, transport and use the product and deal with any waste created.
Other products have considerably more complex manufacturing processes, involving a higher environmental impact. Zinc, for example, consumes large amounts of electrical energy during its manufacture. Ceramic tiles or fiber cements need high-temperature processes in furnaces that consume large amounts of energy.
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