Monthly Archive: December 2016

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AIA Files Open Letter on Environment

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment has filed an open letter for commentary and signatures on the electronic petition website iPetitions. The letter reconfirms the committee’s devotion to environmental sustainability and provides a reminder that credentialed architects have a legal requirement to “protect the health and safety of...

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Eco Crush Specializes in Sustainable Engineered Stone

Eco Crush, LLC is a manufacturer and fabricator of sustainable engineered stone located in Bend, Ore. The slabs are both durable and attractive while containing high levels post-consumer recycled content. The company’s proprietary manufacturing process and unique aggregate blend creates a natural-looking slab that can be used for countertops in the kitchen...

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Modern Surfaces Takes to Orlando for KBIS 2017

IceStone, PaperStone and Durat have joined to form a coalition of sustainable creators. After the success of Modern Surfaces at Greenbuild 2016, the sustainable collaboration brings their booth to The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando, January 10-12, 2017. Modern Surfaces was formed in 2015 as a collaboration between like-minded...

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Study: Green Buildings Improve Work, Sleep

According to a recently published article, a new study shows there are significant benefits to working in a “green building”. The study compared statistics of workers in certified green buildings against those of people who worked in standard buildings. The results showed that those working in a certified green building received higher...