Entries tagged with: building industry


Putting Green Back in Greenbuild

Hesitant to jump back into the tradeshow fray with a cookie-cutter booth and the boilerplate set up, we decided if we were going to have a booth, if we were going to the Convention Center, we would be the center of the unconventional.

This year we are flipping the script. We are taking your typical product install with some overly verbose literature about your materials, and we are tossing them out.  

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Silicosis: a Primer for the Quartz & Stone Industry

Silicosis has become a hot topic in the stone world of late, and there is a lot of fear and confusion around the issue.  It is important that this issue be taken seriously, but also that it be properly understood.

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Modular Home Trends: The Push Towards Unique Designs

In recent times there has been a paradigm shift in home designs with an accelerated push towards uniqueness and sustainability. With more people inhabiting cities, the growing demand for energy and a concomitant rise in greenhouse gas emissions are fueling green and modular home trends. 

Sustainable, green homes using eco-friendly materials, solar power, energy-efficient layout, smart appliances, and sustainable furniture can help achieve the bold target of 100% zero carbon emissions by 2050.

In this guest post written by Westbuilt modular home builders, you'll learn about 5 trends in green modular building. 

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Lapitec. Naturally Italian.

When Lapitec was first conceived of 20 years ago, there was not even a category of surfacing called sintered stone.  Now, two decades later, the sintered stone category is coming on strong as the most durable, innovative surface on the market.  Lapitec is prestigious. It is Italian.  And it is a surface.  So that became its tagline.  But as time changed, so did the vision of Lapitec and the reality of what they had created with their Breton heritage:  a 100% natural, resin-free, compact matrix surface that is unrivaled in absolute performance, aesthetic and inherent technology.  From flooring to cladding and countertops, Lapitec is positioned to climb up and down the walls of architectural minds for decades to come.

 

So with that insight and foresight in mind, Lapitec has just rebranded.

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How does PaperStone stack up to wood and stone?

With its unique sustainability story, aesthetic, and durability, PaperStone is unlike any other material. But how does it stack up to its common comparisons: wood and stone? 

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What does a circular building industry look like?

Over the years, green practices have evolved to better find a solution to our single-use, mass-waste society. It seems that the latest trend in the world of green solutions, circular economy, is the answer we’ve been looking for.

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