New LEED Safety First Pilot Credits to Support Success

To keep pace with the evolving health challenges around the world, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) designed several LEED Safety First pilot credits, which address COVID-19. Four new Education @USGBC courses offer a combination of videos, podcasts and resources to support success with implementing these credits. The pilot credits outline … Read more

IceStone Now Offers Honed Finish

IceStone is a Cradle to Cradle Silver certified company, with surfaces that are made with recycled glass and zero resins or chemical binders. IceStone’s 17 colors are available in the gloss finish that has made them famous since 2003 and now also, by special order, in a honed finish. Just … Read more

LEED v4 and LBC Now Recognize Sustainable Stone Certification

The Natural Stone Council (NSC) – an association made up of the leading Natural Stone Associations in 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 … Read more

LEED v4 and LBC Now Recognize Sustainable Stone Certification

The Natural Stone Council (NSC) – an association made up of the leading Natural Stone Associations in 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 … 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

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