Category: Eco-friendly Surfacing News

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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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USGBC Announces LEED Homes Award Winners

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognizes projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace. The LEED Homes Award recipients include multi-family, single-family and affordable housing projects and companies that are trailblazers...

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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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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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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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Cafes and Bars Are Choosing Sustainable Modern Surfaces

Modern Surfaces, a partnership of manufacturers and trade partners who have aligned to create a new resource for designers looking for beautiful yet sustainable surfaces, recently debuted at KBIS 2017 in Orlando. Made up of sustainable surfacing brands Durat, IceStone and PaperStone, along with distributors CaraGreen and Cerami Inc., Modern Surfaces is...

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New Green Building Library Available on USGBC Website

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently added a Public Policy Library to its website. In the new USGBC Public Policy Library users can discover and access green building-related and LEED-specific policies across the United States. The library is an interactive platform that shares details on policies at the federal, state and...

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Women in Green to Hold Los Angeles Breakfast

Women in Green is holding its first event of 2017 in April. The Women in Green Breakfast will take place April 14 hosted by the USGBC-LA at the City Club Los Angeles. The event is slated as a discussion and networking opportunity. A panel of social justice leaders, moderated by Heather Rosenberg of...