Category: Eco-friendly Surfacing News

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KRION Launches K-Life

The Solid Surface KRION®, designed by Porcelanosa Systempool, launched K-Life, a patented technology innovation – KRION Eco-Active Solid Technology® – that can provide additional surface performance. Starting from the basic features of the material, made up two-thirds of natural minerals and a small percentage of high-resistant...

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USGBC Introduces LEED v4.1

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has introduced LEED v4.1 for existing buildings and spaces. According to USGBC, the rating system is simplified. The scorecard and requirements have been streamlined and new methodologies for tracking and rating performance are integrated directly into the rating system. This provides a...

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Neolith Expands Global Production

Neolith, manufactured by Spain-based company TheSize, continues its global expansion with several key initiatives in 2018. Plans for this year include an added production line, showroom openings, and a new logistics warehouse. The company aims to enhance support of the brand’s network of distributors, architects, designers...

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USGBC Announces LEED for Cities Grant Program

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, along with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, announced a new grant program designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S. cities pursuing LEED for Cities certification. LEED for Cities enables local governments...

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ECBC Calls for Speakers

The East Coast Builders Conference is in the final planning stages for ECBC 2018 speakers. Organizers for the event are looking for a few more fresh and cutting-edge educational topics that the attendees would like to hear, that would provide continuing education credit, and that would...

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GBI Acquires Global Rights to Green Globes

U.S.-based non-profit Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced earlier this month that it has completed acquisition of the global rights to Green Globes ®, a leading sustainability rating system for commercial and multi-family buildings. This acquisition from JLL now allows GBI to support existing Green Globes users...

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Arcollab – A New Architecture Firm is Launched

The founders of Bork Design, Inc. and Hall Smith Office, two award-winning and long-standing architecture firms in Georgia, have combined their expertise and created Architectural Collaborative LLC., branded as Arcollab. Principals Lori Bork Newcomer, Joseph Smith, and Gabriel Comstock will lead the new firm, located in...