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NKBA Creates Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Hurricane Harvey has caused billions of dollars in damage, displaced tens of thousands of people, and left a path of destruction in Southeastern Texas and the Gulf Coast region that will be felt for years to come. As is the case with so many in those areas, members of the National Kitchen...

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TheSize Introduces Neolith SKYLINE + PURETi

Neolith by TheSize has formed a new partnership with Pureti, a manufacturer of water based photocatalytic preventative maintenance solutions, to offer architects and designers a sustainable architectural surface treatment for exterior façades. The eco-friendly Pureti surface treatment is available for use on Neolith’s 6mm slabs, transforming the sintered stone façades into self-cleaning...

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Evolution Glass Uses 100 Percent Recycled Bottle Glass

Evolution Glass is manufactured in a facility in Charlottesville, Va. This surfacing material is made using 100 percent recycled bottle glass. The product is designed for residential and business owners who have a taste for innovation and sustainable design. Evolution Glass is reportedly stronger than marble and comparable to granite. It has...

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Coverings 2018 Calls for Presentations

Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America, invites conference presenters and industry leaders to submit educational proposals for the show’s 2018 Conference Program. Returning to Atlanta for the first time since 2013, Coverings will be held May 8-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Lauded for its dynamic...

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GreenCE Offers Free Webinar

GreenCE announced that it will be offering a free webinar on August 30 at 2:00 PM EDT. The webinar titled “LEED v4 for Product Manufacurers” will be a one hour presentation in which manufacturers can gain insights on how to get specified on LEED v4 projects. Strategies to help manufacturers reach the...

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NYC Creates Oyster Reef Using Recycled Toilets

In an effort to protect the shoreline, New York City is dumping crushed porcelain into Jamaica Bay to create an oyster reef. Not only is this project diverting waste from the landfill but it is also saving water. The toilets used to create the reef are being removed from schools across the...

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Green Building Supply Offers Vermeister ZERO VOC Finish

Green Building Supply announced that it is now offering Vermeister ZERO VOC, the only water-based polyurethane finish made without VOCs, solvents, NMP or other toxic ingredients. This is an extremely low-odor product that’s reportedly safe for everyone, including those with allergies and chemical sensitivities. Made only for wood flooring, Vermeister ZERO VOC...

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KRION Expands SCS Certification for Terrazzos Series

PORCELANOSA Group and KRION® aim to make products increasingly sustainable and more environmentally friendly. Part of this effort is the development of the products of the Ecocycle® range, which includes all products from the different KRION® series, which contain recycled material. In the production process of the Ecocycle colors, accredited by SCS...

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Architects Oppose US Withdrawal From Climate Treaty

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently reaffirmed its commitment to climate change mitigation and announced it was opposing the administration’s decision to withdraw the United States as a signatory to the Paris Agreement. That accord, signed in late 2015 within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), commits the...

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Construction with Recycled Plastic Bottles

In this video from Samarpan Foundation a unique building process is presented. With the use of recycled plastic bottles and fishing net, affordable housing is being constructed for impoverished communities and disaster areas across India, Nepal and Africa. The construction is done without the use of any steel and allows for building in remote...

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Vetrazzo Introduces the Laura U Edition

Vetrazzo recently collaborated with Laura Umansky of Laura U Interior Design to create a new line of recycled glass surfacing designs. During the six month design and development process, Laura worked closely with the craftsman at Vetrrazzo’s Georgia atelier to come up with four colors that express her design philosophy; Stay Classic....

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Merge Design Co. Increases Recycled Content for extremeconcrete™ Xposed™

Merge Design Company, exclusive manufacturer of the extremeconcrete™ line of eco-sensitive materials and products, has increased the recycled content of its extremeconcrete material, Xposed™, making it even more eco-friendly. Previously, extremeconcrete Xposed™ had consisted of 28 percent recycled content. Now, the company reports that the material’s recycled content has increased to 50...

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CoveringsETC Creates Re-Purposed Furniture with Lufthansa Engine Spool

CoveringsETC showcased their new “Tecknik Project” for Lufthansa Airlines during Miami Ironside’s first “Open Friday Breakfast” monthly event. Their Eco-Terr® “Venetian Terrazzo” in the shade Bergamo Black G was used by the artist Linus Ilario Spano, to re-purpose an engine spool. The table and stools will be used in Lufthansa’s new Florida...