Press Release

Bautex Systems Helps Future-Proof Austin Energy’s St. Elmo Storage Addition

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS — June 22, 2016 — Bautex Systems today announced its durable, energy efficient insulated concrete block known as Bautex Block was selected to refurbish Austin Energy’s St. Elmo Storage Addition, located at 4411 Meinardus Dr. 78744, creating a new building envelope that exceeds inter­na­tion­al building codes for energy efficiency.

Bautex Systems helps building owners strate­gize to create the most cost-effective, durable, and energy efficient building using insulated concrete block,” says Paul Brown, president of Bautex Systems. A wall system and building envelope with Bautex Block can greatly improve the per­for­mance of existing buildings and new con­struc­tion. Austin Energy stake­hold­ers can be assured that they are advancing building science with a focus on its energy efficiency.”

One reason it appealed to me is that it also has recycled content, and that meets our goal to divert waste from the landfill. The City of Austin has goals related to zero waste, sus­tain­abil­i­ty and local fab­ri­ca­tion, so the Bautex Block helped achieve all three,” says Betty Trent, AIA, LEED AP, principal at Archi­tec­ture Plus.

Steinman-Luevano Struc­tures is the struc­tur­al engi­neer­ing firm on the project. The general con­trac­tor and installing con­trac­tor for the St. Elmo Storage project is Piatra, Inc.

Based in San Marcos, Texas, Bautex Systems developed a high-speed, patent pending man­u­fac­tur­ing process for insulated concrete block, known as Bautex Block, for use in com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial con­struc­tion. Bautex Block provides con­tin­u­ous insu­la­tion and building envelope in a single inte­grat­ed assembly that exceeds 2015 building codes for energy effi­cien­cy and life safety. It also provides a more com­fort­able, quieter indoor environment.