As climate change impacts communities throughout the world, architects, designers, and environmentally conscious homeowners are more often choosing building materials like natural stone that have low embodied carbon and energy.
Aesthetic qualities and price are often the first criteria used to make countertop and flooring selections. But have you considered if each material is eco-friendly? A material’s life cycle should be considered during your home design and renovation projects.
Now that decision-makers can look for the Certified Genuine Stone™ label to identify sustainably produced natural stone, the possibilities for incorporating this product into environmentally-friendly projects are endless.
From shower curbs and shelving to adding natural stone in laundry rooms and closets, designers and homeowners are finding more ways to bring Mother Nature indoors in unique and interesting ways.
ANSI/NSC373, the stone industry’s sustainability certification.
Natural stone is an easy choice for designers, its beauty and durability are limitless when it comes to personalizing and designing your home.
Learn more about green building for homes. Find out what LEED credits are achievable with natural stone.
Some businesses, like Minnesota-based Coldspring, have an entire sustainability mindset and are working to be environmentally-responsible stone producers.
How stone is reused, repurposed, or recycled for new applications and projects.
A guide to using natural stone as a sustainable building material.
What happens to old quarries after they are no longer operational?
How technological advancements help homeowners with landscape projects.
In today’s marketplace, with many materials and design options fighting for your attention, natural stone stands out as the perfect choice for meeting all of your needs while also enhancing the sustainability of your home.
Native stone influenced the design of George “Doc” Cavalliere Park in Arizona.