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.