The Natural Stone Council (NSC) has just announced updates to the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard (ANSI/NSC 373) that establishes criteria and methods for tracking, measuring and improving sustainability in the production of natural stone, long regarded for its durability and resiliency.
The Slow Design is a global movement that promotes well being for individuals, society, and the natural environment. It takes into consideration the choice of materials and the impact of the design. This is why natural stone can be a sustainable choice to apply the Slow Design principles in your home. Let’s have a look […]
Natural stone floor coverings have significantly lower environmental and economic impact than other covering materials such as ceramics, carpets, PVC, laminates and parquet. This is the major conclusion of a team of researchers from the Institute for Materials in Construction at the University of Stuttgart, after carrying out a new comprehensive study about sustainability of floor coverings from […]
Better City, Better Life… This is the general theme of World Cities Day 2018 celebrated on 31st October. This time, the United Nations has focused on sustainable building and resilient cities, a call to action to rethink how cities become better places to enhance people’s lives.
Climate Change Action! is the theme of the World Architecture Day, celebrated today, 2nd October 2017. Architecture is one of the solutions to combat the impact of climate change on the environment and humanity.
Natural stone is a construction product absolutely competitive in terms of sustainability. An efficient design of masonry structures is possible by means of practical verification procedures. This is the result of an extensive study that compares sustainable facades of stone, concrete and wood.