Thursday, May 21, 2009

Natural Stone can contribute to LEED Credits

The Natural Stone Council (NSC) in partnership with The University of Tennessse Center for Clean Products has published three case studies concerning the environmental advantages of natural stone.
The studies can be accessed on the NSC's website links listed below.

Case Study: Application of Green Building Certification Programs to Natural Stone
Prepared By The University of Tennessee Center for Clean Products

Case Study: Durability of Stone Flooring in High Traffic Areas

Case Study: The Use of Reclaimed Stone in Building Construction

As stated in the first case study above, "LEED-NC, for New Construction projects, is the most widely used green building rating system in the US. 3 LEED-NC emphasizes six categories for environmental improvement:

1. Sustainable Sites (SS)
2. Water Efficiency (WE)
3. Energy and Atmosphere (EA)
4. Materials and Resources (MR)
5. Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
6. Innovation and Design. (ID)

Natural stone products, such as those made from granite, marble, and limestone, among others, can contribute to points in several of these categories."

For more information about the Natural Stone Council visit their website at the following link.

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