Welcome to, your source for useful information related to sustainable, eco-friendly, green, recycled, and or other environmentally conscious surfacing products and procedures.

The main focus of this site is to be the the most informational, in-depth resource for surfacing professionals and those interested in green surfacing materials and the green surfacing industry.

Here you will find information on all of the eco-friendly surfacing materials used for countertops, flooring, wall cladding, exterior surfacing, as well as related products. You will also find information related to fabrication and/or installation supplies, sinks and other ancillary products, and more.

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LEED v4 and LBC Now Recognize Sustainable Stone Certification

The Natural Stone Council (NSC) – an association consitsting of the leading Natural Stone Associations from around the country – announced its Sustainable Production for Natural Dimension Stone (ANSI/NSC 373) certification is now recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED v4 building certification program, as well as the International Living Future...

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Healthier Buildings Are the Future

The design and construction of healthier buildings is a key business benefit for building owners, developers, managers and investors, according to the results of a SmartMarket Report released by Dodge Data & Analytics and to which the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a contributing partner. “Our world is confronting massive challenges...

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GBCI Announces 2016 LEED Fellows

“LEED Fellow” designates the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). The organization announced its 2016 class of LEED Fellows and this year’s 24 LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of achievements and contributions to the green...

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Kirei Offers EchoPanel Geometry Tiles

Kirei offers EchoPanel Geometry Tiles in five shapes: Oblong, Square, Delta, Hex and Penta. The tiles are available in the 20 standard EchoPanel colors, allowing for unlimited and unique design applications. According to the company the peel-and-stick application makes installation of these designer acoustic tiles fast and easy. The tiles help to reduce...

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GreenBuild Seeks Volunteers

The GreenBuild International Conference and Expo, set to take place in Los Angeles October 5 to 7, 2016, is seeking volunteers to help with organizing and staffing the event. Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old and a full time student or a young professional under the age of 25...

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Find Standards Info on ASTM International Website

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) was founded in 1898, by Charles B. Dudley, Ph.D., a chemist with the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 2001, the name was changed to ASTM International. ASTM’s world headquarters are located in West Conshohocken, Pa., with offices in Belgium, Canada, China, Peru and Washington, D.C. ASTM...

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Formica Introduces dECOLeather Recycled Leather Veneer

Formica Corporation released its 2017 Specialty Collection that features dECOLeather, a recycled leather veneer. dECOLeather is manufactured from 100 percent pulverized leather fibers extracted from car seats and leather tanneries. dECOLeather thickness is comparable to veneer and laminate at 0.8 mm or 1/32 in. Bringing sustainable luxury to interiors, dECOLeather provides all...

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USGBC Seeks Votes for Volunteer IMPACT! Award

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative. The award honors Malcolm Lewis, Ph.D., the founder of Constructive Technologies Group, who served on USGBC’s board and chaired its Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee. Drawn to high-performance buildings in the early 1970s, Malcolm...

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Make Your Next Event Even Greener

If you are planning on having an event (company retreat, big client meeting, conference, etc.), and really want to show your dedication to the environment, the location the event is held can make a difference – and be a learning experience. Not only do you show that you care, but seeing a...

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Kirei Introduces EchoScreen Hanging Acoustic Screens

Kirei introduced its new line of EchoScreen hanging acoustic screens.  The visually dynamic patterned cutout EchoScreens reportedly absorb sound and divide space to give workers and students breathing room and a measure of isolation from those around. EchoScreens can be ceiling-suspended or wall mounted to quickly and easily establish acoustic and visual privacy...

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Formica Offers Its Renew Series of Solid Surface

The Renew Series from the Formica® Solid Surfacing line uses post-industrial waste that would otherwise be sent to a landfill. The recycled manufacturing waste is used as particulates in the material and the result is a product that has 10 percent pre-consumer recycled content. According to the company the Renew solid surfacing...

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Coverings Etc. Offers Bioglass Recycled Surfacing Materials

Based in Miami, Fla., Coverings Etc. has been offering sustainable material concepts for floors, walls, countertops, facades, terraces and other decorative surfaces since 1998.  One of the company’s products, BIOGLASS, is a 100 percent recycled and 100 percent recyclable surfacing material. BIOGLASS is also a Cradle to Cradle Silver certified material. It...

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Green Building Show: The Sustainable Kitchen

This episode of Green Building Show, posted by Light Home (an Australian website about lightweight and sustainable architecture, design, building and living), focuses on green building trends and processes primarily is Australia. This video episode features sustainability in the kitchen and has an interview with sustainable design and construction specialist Sharon Hamilton...

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Vetrazzo Presents Its Color Lookbook

Vetrazzo, manufacturer of American-made recycled glass surfacing products, introduced a digital resource for customers to explore the various ways in which its products can be used in both residential and commercial designs. The Color Lookbook highlights ideas and inspiration for 18 of Vetrazzo’s recycled glass offerings. It includes concepts for incorporating color...

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US Open Goes Sustainable

In our search for all things green, recycled and sustainable, we came across this interesting post about the U.S. Open on Vetrazzo’s blog. The U.S. Open organization and the United States Tennis Association have been diligently working to lessen the environmental impact of the event. With initiatives in green building (as with Vetrazzo...