26 Nov '16, 8am

Stone Certification Recognized in LEED v4, Living Buildings | BuildingGreen

TexaStone Quarries, Coldspring, Northern Stone Supply, and Stony Creek Quarry are the first four companies to be certified under ANSI/NSC 373, which is now recognized in LEED and the Living Building Challenge. Image: Natural Stone Council Stone is one of our most durable, timeless, and beautiful building materials, but is it sustainable? Yes, if best practices are employed in stone quarrying, processing, and transportation (see Stone, The Original Green Building Material ). To improve the sustainability of stone production and help projects find greener products, the Natural Stone Council (NSC) released ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone in 2014. That certification has now gotten a boost with approval by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for recognition in LEED v4. USGBC-approved certification LEED Interpretation #10455 , released in Octob...

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