Nevada Building Constructed Using Recycled Beer Bottles

Nevada Building Constructed Using Recycled Beer Bottles

Morrow Royal Pavilion’s “GreenStones” made from recycled glass bottles and fly ash.

September 13, 2012
CDR Staff
Green Building

Realm of Design recently completed construction on a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nev., using architectural stone made from 100 percent recycled glass aggregate and 99.8 percent renewable materials from fly ash. Called GreenStone, the stone was developed by Realm of Design founder, Scott McCombs. Partnering with a Las Vegas recycling company, Realm of Design obtained and recycled beer bottles from hotels on the Las Vegas strip.

The Morrow Royal Pavilion is adjacent to Realm of Design's existing showroom in Henderson, Nev. Construction of the building used more than 500,000 beer bottles which amounted to more than 290,000 pounds of recycled glass for the exterior building façade, according to the company. The company says using the bottles in its GreenStone for the project saved more than 400,000 cubic yards of landfill space.

The design of the Morrow Royal Pavilion was inspired by the Swarkestone Hall Pavilion in England the location of a Rolling Stones photo shoot. The company even launched a Facebook campaign to encourage the rock ‘n roll band to visit the building.

In effort to continue reducing the company's carbon footprint, Realm of Design has LEED Green Associates on staff to assist customers who wish to build green as well. Realm of Design says its GreenStone can be used to replace standard concrete in buildings or smaller items such as fireplaces, mantles, gazebos, fountains, balustrades, columns and beams. The company also created a new patent-pending product where photos are engraved into a canvas of Greenstone.

More information on GreenStone and Realm of Design is available at