Smog Eating Tile is now in California KB Homes

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West, Carlsbad, CA 01335928

KB Homes has announced that here in Southern California they will be installing smog eating tiles in select communities.

The tiles are manufactured by Boral Roofing based in Irvine, California.  The tiles actually neutralize smog forming nitrogen oxides that are produced by vehicles.  The concrete tile roof on a 2,000 square foot home can neutralize the same amount of nitrogen oxide that a car's typical engine creates during 10,800 miles of driving in one year.

When the tile's surface is exposed to ultraviolet light (daylight) it breaks down the nitrogen oxides in the air into calcium nitrates, which are harmless.  Calcium nitrate that washes off the roof then fertilizes your garden because calcium nitrate is a very mild fertilizer.

Pretty darn cool stuff! 


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Comments (4)

Walter Skip Kersten
TNG Real Estate - Placentia, CA

Wow, that is cool stuff.  Thanks for sharing.

Jun 15, 2011 10:15 AM
John M. Scott
BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties - San Francisco, CA
Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area

Debbie, I used to be an architect so of course this kind of stuff interests me. You'd think they'd be doing more to get the word out, this is cool. Or maybe it just came out?

Jun 15, 2011 03:30 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Your blog is the first I've heard of that. Seems like it would be all over the news, all the time.

Oct 06, 2011 11:16 AM
Sharon Rasch

Thank you for sharing this blog. Keep posting more about it.

Nov 23, 2011 04:21 PM