Is it Green? CB2 Cement Coffee Table

Is it Green? CB2 Cement Coffee Table

Trent Johnson
Oct 8, 2009

Concrete is one of those materials that is associated with green building (countertops, home construction, etc.), but it does take a large amount of energy to produce. However, its durability makes it attractive. The CB2 Element Coffee table is made of concrete, in an eco-friendly workshop...

The Element Coffee table is made from an aggregate of marble, granite, stone and natural fibers. Covered with a clear non-toxic wax finish, and handmade in an eco-friendly workshop powered without consumption of fossil fuels, it will truly last a lifetime.

The major impacts that people tend to associate with concrete are the use of cement, which is produced in an energy-intensive process, and the extraction of raw materials such as virgin aggregates.

However, the most energy-intensive component of concrete is portland cement which typically accounts for only about 10-15% of the total composition of concrete — the rest being water and aggregate.

So what do you think? Is this table a good purchase for a green home?

Resources:
Cement Americas
Concrete Centre

CB2 Element Coffee Table via PSFK.

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