Category: Green Surfacing Blog

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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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Reclaimed Materials Driving Green Movement

According to Construction Dive, a notable website covering news and analyses of importance to the construction industry, the trade in used architectural and structural materials is a driving force behind the green-building movement. Companies, such as Pioneer Millworks in Farmington, N.Y., are increasingly using reclaimed wood, brick, stone and other materials to...

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CoveringsETC Creates Re-Purposed Furniture with Lufthansa Engine Spool

CoveringsETC showcased their new “Tecknik Project” for Lufthansa Airlines during Miami Ironside’s first “Open Friday Breakfast” monthly event. Their Eco-Terr® “Venetian Terrazzo” in the shade Bergamo Black G was used by the artist Linus Ilario Spano, to re-purpose an engine spool. The table and stools will be used in Lufthansa’s new Florida...

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Tips on Selling Energy Savings

In a blog post by Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd on the Insulation Institute website, Antonio De la Carrera of ADLCL Architecture gives some good advice on how builders can sell energy efficient upgrades to customers. De la Carrera has a great deal of experience with energy efficient, Net Zero and sustainable building. Through this...

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ISFA Releases 2017 Countertop Industry Outlook

Each year, the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA), conducts extensive research and analyzes a wide range of statistics to develop the Countertop Industry Outlook, and although the outlook does not specifically name sustainable surfaces, it provides some important indicators on this segment of the market. Economic Outlook The first set of data...

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Environmentalists Concerned over new Trump Actions, Unsure of Green Building Effects

According to numerous trusted sources, such as Reuters news service and Scientific American,President Donald Trump’s new administration has been taking measures that appear to be undermining green initiatives by the United States. His administration reportedly ordered on Jan. 24 that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove the climate change page from...

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Hollywood Casino Project Includes TorZo Surfaces

Genesis Associates, a leading national design firm, has chosen to use three green materials manufactured by TorZo Sustainable Surfaces in the redesign of Hollywood Casinos in Jamul, Calif., just outside San Diego. The firm has partnered with Hollywood Casinos for several years now, designing remodels at multiple locations across the country. The...

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Trump Administration Could Set Back Green Building

A group of influential architects and green-building advocates have expressed concerns about the future of the sustainable building movement under the administration of President Donald Trump. These concerns were recently brought to light in an article published in the Architectural Record: What the New Administration Could Mean for Green Buildings. Can Trump...

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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...

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Find Standards Info on ASTM International Website

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) was founded in 1898, by Charles B. Dudley, Ph.D., a chemist with the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 2001, the name was changed to ASTM International. ASTM’s world headquarters are located in West Conshohocken, Pa., with offices in Belgium, Canada, China, Peru and Washington, D.C. ASTM...

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Make Your Next Event Even Greener

If you are planning on having an event (company retreat, big client meeting, conference, etc.), and really want to show your dedication to the environment, the location the event is held can make a difference – and be a learning experience. Not only do you show that you care, but seeing a...

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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...