The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has produced several sustainability publications for architects and builders, including the following list. Visit for more information.

Technical Note 48: Sustainability and Brick
Used by architects, engineers and specifiers. Much of this information is used in BIA's "Brick Revisited: Just How Green Is It," one of BIA's most popular AIA/CES presentations.

Builder Note 5: Green Building Design and Sustainability

Brick In Home Building
The Bottom Line on Brick's Role in Sustainability and Green Building Design
Distributed to all attendees at the 2009 NAHB Green Conference.

Using Brick for Green Building Design and Sustainable Residences
Appeared in Builder magazine (Dec. 08). Includes details about brick's role in residential construction, including comparison of LEED for Homes and the National Green Building Standard.

Brick in Architecture
Brick for Sustainable and Green Building Design
This insert ran in Architectural Record (Oct. 07). Includes a technical portion where architects can earn AIA/CES credit.

The 2008 Brick in Architecture Awards Issue
This insert ran in Architectural Record (Nov. 08). Includes two BIA "Green Brick Buildings" and a technical section focused on brick's status as an environmentally preferable cladding choice. Architects can earn AIA/CES credit with this issue.