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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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MGBCE Conference in Southern California Calls for Abstracts

The 16th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE), an event focused on making an environmentally-friendly impact on Southern California held on April 20 is calling for speaker abstracts for the event. Abstracts are due February 10. The 2017 MGBCE theme is Connected Cities: Economic, Environmental, and Equity Solutions. Across the...


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...


NRF Scholarship Applications Now Available

Every year, the National Remodeling Foundation (NRF) accepts scholarship applications from anyone pursuing a career in remodeling. Scholarship recipients can then use the awards at accredited colleges and universities for classes related to the industry. Alternately, the scholarships can be used for industry-accredited certifications, including those that are independently recognized and those...


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...


Eastern Tennessee Ends Curbside Glass Recycling

According to Recycling Today and numerous local newspapers and TV news outlets, Waste Connections of Tennessee has discontinued the curbside collection of glass for its recycling program as of January 1, 2017. This affects several major cities in the eastern region of Tennessee, including Maryville, Alcoa, Oak Ridge and Knoxville, one of...


KCMA Offers Environmental Certification for Cabinet Manufacturers

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) believes that managing waste and saving the environment are necessary goals for both individuals and businesses, and the association promotes this value in several ways. The KCMA not only provides written materials on its website but also offers certification for cabinet manufacturers through its Environmental Stewardship...


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...


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...