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Here you will find information on all of the eco-friendly surfacing materials used for countertops, flooring, wall cladding, exterior surfacing, as well as related products. You will also find information related to fabrication and/or installation supplies, sinks and other ancillary products, and more.

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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...

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Trend Group Manufactures Tile with Recycled Content

The leadership of Trend Group moved early and aggressively to reduce the ecological impact of its processes and products.  Products are designed specifically to consume fewer raw materials and to have extended durability. Trend’s innovative engineered surfaces require 60 percent less raw material and incorporate both geologic waste and recycled glass that...

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RECwood Supplies Reclaimed Wood Planks

Sustainable home design is one of the hottest trends and more people are waking up to the fact that our trees and forests are in danger, and everyone should do their part to help battle deforestation. One way you can save an extra tree from being cut down for the sake of...

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JM Lifestyles Introduces Woodform Concrete Surfacing

JM Lifestyles introduced a unique new product called Woodform Concrete. WoodForm Concrete is a lightweight engineered composite that looks like wood and acts like stone. According to the company, it will not split, crack, splinter, stain or rot. Multiple color choices, edge details and accessories are available.  This innovative product can be...

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3form Offers 100 Percent – A Recycled Surfacing Material

3form introduced a surfacing material made entirely from recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). The product, named 100 Percent, is recycled into sheets from 100 percent post-consumer packaging and transformed into a high design surfacing material. Designers have the option to make a sustainable move and incorporate 100 Percent into any project. These...

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VT Industries Offers Eco-Friendly Countertop Materials

EQcountertops by VT Industries are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified and are also the first and only GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM Certified laminate countertops available, meeting the most stringent emission standards. EQcountertops assist in achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. For both commercial and residential projects, you can keep...

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LEED v4 and LBC Now Recognize Sustainable Stone Certification

The Natural Stone Council (NSC) – an association consitsting of the leading Natural Stone Associations from around the country – announced its Sustainable Production for Natural Dimension Stone (ANSI/NSC 373) certification is now recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED v4 building certification program, as well as the International Living Future...

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USGBC Announces 2016 Leadership Awards

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its 2016 Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. The recipients will be honored at the USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on Thursday, Oct....

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Healthier Buildings Are the Future

The design and construction of healthier buildings is a key business benefit for building owners, developers, managers and investors, according to the results of a SmartMarket Report released by Dodge Data & Analytics and to which the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a contributing partner. “Our world is confronting massive challenges...