Monthly Archive: August 2016

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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...

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Cosentino Introduces a New Recycled Dekton Color

Cosentino expanded its Dekton offering to include Trilium, a color manufactured from materials recycled from its own production process. This is the first time Dekton has used recycled materials. Dekton is an ultra-compact surface suitable for interior and exterior applications. Trilium captures the visual texture and color variation of aged and oxidized stainless...

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MIA+BSI Announces New CEU Class on Certified Stone

MIA+BSI The Natural Stone Institute announced a new CEU course, “Certified Stone: How the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard Can Assist Green Building Projects,” has been added to the MIA+BSI CEU program. The course was authored by Kathy Spanier (Coldspring). The course highlights how the natural dimension stone sustainability standard (ANSI/NSC 373) can assist...