Category: Eco-friendly Surfacing News

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Urban Land Institute Announces Global Awards for Excellence Winners

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently announced the 2017–2018 Global Awards for Excellence winners. The Awards for Excellence program, established in 1979 and subsequently expanded to a global program, recognizes real estate projects that achieve the highest standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning, and management. Widely considered the centerpiece of ULI’s...

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Northwestern University Features Ronbow Products in Solar Decathlon

Ronbow Corporation, a Northern California-based bathroom furnishings manufacturer, announced that two of its Adina vanities were selected for installation by Northwestern University in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Solar Decathlon. The Solar Decathlon is an international competition that challenges teams of college students to design and build solar-powered houses. Northwestern’s team, House...

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CaraGreen Welcomes New Staff Members

CaraGreen recently announced the addition of two new staff members. Madeline Rohrbacher is the newest addition to the sales team. Rohrbacher will be responsible for managing and growing sales in the DC and surrounding areas. Rohrbacher’s background with the US Green Building Council (USGBC), passion for green building and tenacious sales drive...

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GBCI Announces 2017 LEED Fellows

Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI) announced its 2017 class of LEED Fellows, an annual recognition of outstanding LEED professionals. This year’s LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of achievements and contributions to the green building community and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The LEED Fellow program was established in 2011...

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2018 Greenbuild Education Committees Seek Expressions of Interest

USGBC is currently seeking professionals who are passionate, inventive and knowledgeable in the design, construction and operations of sustainable buildings and communities to volunteer to serve on the Greenbuild 2018 Education Events Committee, Program Working Group and Special Programs Working Group. Greenbuild 2018 will take place in Chicago from November 14–16, 2018....

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Neolith Seeks Submissions for International Design Competition

TheSize, manufacturer of sintered stone brand Neolith, has announced its fourth annual international design competition. This global competition  highlights creativity and innovation of designs incorporating Neolith surfacing by architects, interior designers, builders, remodelers, students and fabricators. Submissions are being accepted through November 13, 2017 for the following categories: My Neolith Project – this...

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Oceanside Glasstile Introduces Textura Finish

Oceanside Glasstile has introduced a new finish for its Muse Collection of mosaic tiles. Textura is the result of more than six months of innovation, production and testing by the senior design team in Carlsbad, Calif. to ensure a finish that delights the senses both aesthetically and practically. Made with a custom...

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Coverings Seeks 2018 CID Awards Submissions

Coverings is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Coverings Installation and Design Awards (CID). These awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects. With the continuing trend of the use of recycled materials and sustainable building, green projects are more mainstream...

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Registration Opens for Coverings 2018

Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America, has opened online registration for its 2018 show, The show will be taking place May 8 – 11 in Atlanta . Coverings provides a stage for the most innovative tile & stone products from around the world and delivers critical information about...

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LEED Expert Named Managing Principal of HDR Minneapolis

Amy Williams, AIA, LEED AP, former managing principal, vice president of HDR’s Los Angeles architecture studio, has assumed the managing principal role in the Minneapolis studio. All LEED professionals are required to maintain their credential by earning continuing education hours. LEED Green Associates must earn 15 continuing education hours within 2 years...

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Lapitec Introduces Bio-care

Pollution in cities is not only a risk to our health but it also has a damaging effect on buildings, external cladding, monuments and infrastructures. The main cause of damage to buildings is the build up of organic matter which deposits on the surface. In this video from Lapitec, new Bio-care technology is...

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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...