Lewisburg, WV

System to transform waste cardboard into a building product

The Greenbrier East High School InvenTeam invented the Greenbrick™ to reduce the volume of waste cardboard in landfills by producing a building material from the waste. The pressed cardboard Greenbrick is fire retardant, water proof, and cost efficient. The Greenbrick takes approximately two minutes per brick to mold using a human-powered press and dries in 24 hours. Each brick consists of approximately 335 kg of shredded corrugated cardboard. Greenbrick can be used to replace standard bricks or deployed as a system to create temporary buildings after a natural disaster.

Recent Team Blogs

May 24, 2017
     In the time leading up to EurekaFest, the Greenbrier East InvenTeam has been very busy. We have had visits from local engineers and chemists and we have also visited a local engineering company, ABB™, to practice our presentation. As our preparations for June are coming...
March 27, 2017
Half of ALL the garbage produced in the U.S. is the cardboard and paper. Our product, now referred to as Green Bricks, could put the wasted cardboard to use. The amount of wood and paper thrown away each year is enough to heat 50 million homes for 20 years! That is over one third of the homes in...
January 17, 2017
       When Tony visited us this December we were kind of apprehensive. We were thinking that we were progressing too slowly. However when he arrived we realized that many other teams were facing the same sort of struggles that our team was. We discussed the issues that our...
November 28, 2016
The home of the Greenbrier East High School Inventeam is Fairlea, West Virginia. However due to the spread out nature of our region we all live in different towns.  Greenbrier East High School was founded in 1968 and is a public school aiding in the education of students grade nine through...