TCNA Releases Industry-Wide Material Ingredient Guide

Tile Council of North America (TCNA) announced publication of its Material Ingredient Guide at Coverings 2021. This Material Ingredient Guide is the first of its kind and provides information about the material ingredients used industry-wide by North American tile, mortar and grout manufacturers. It provides in-depth health assessments of materials used … Read more

U.S. Green Building Council Launches LEED v4

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has launched LEED v4, the newest version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green-building ratings program. It is the first major revision to the ratings program in five years. Originally LEED 2012, the updated version went through several revisions including five public … Read more

Grenite Receives NSF ‘Food Zone’ Certification

Grenite, an engineered stone product from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics received “food zone” certification from NSF International “Saint-Gobain’s Grenite certification underscores the company’s commitment in meeting the highest food safety standards,” said Sarah Krol, general manager of NSF International’s Food Equipment Certification Program. NSF International approved the use of Grenite as … Read more

Google to Provide Grant to U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is set to receive a $3 million grant from Google, which will be used to develop new transparency tools, engage stakeholders across the United States and support research on building materials and health. “Healthy, non-toxic building materials are a critical component in green building,” said Rick Fedrizzi, … Read more