IceStone introduces newest color: Ocean Grass

Earlier this month, recycled glass surface manufacturer IceStone announced a beautiful, biophilic new color to their collection: Ocean Grass. Ocean Grass consists of large blue glass with tiny hints of clear and emerald green glass in a white background, evoking the beauty and tranquility of nature. 

IceStone is a Cradle to Cradle, NSF-certified material made with cement and up to 75% post-consumer recycled glass by weight without the use of petrochemicals and plastic resins. IceStone does not need to be sealed and is scratch and UV-resistant. Made in the U.S.A. in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, IceStone is dedicated to creating materials that are not only beautiful but are healthy for the planet. To get samples of Ocean Grass, contact us today or contact IceStone at

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Sign up for NCBPA’s Webinar Series Featuring CaraGreen

Need a helpful distraction? NCBPA is pleased to announce five FREE industry webinars taking place over the next two weeks that we hope will serve as a welcomed and beneficial distraction from your current day-to-day routine. The webinar series will include two of CaraGreen's AIA-approved CEU courses: Waste as a Resource, and Biophilic Design.

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CaraGreen Showcases its Samples Studio, an Engaging Experience for Architects, Builders and Designers at GreenBuild 2019

RALEIGH, NC, November 15, 2019 – CaraGreen, the trusted source for healthy building materials, today announced its participation at the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, showcasing its “Samples Studio” on November 20-21, 2019, an experiential booth where conference attendees can see, feel and learn the brand story of the sample materials of their choice. Greenbuild, the largest green building conference and expo in the world, features four days of networking, educational sessions, green building tours, keynote events, and a robust expo floor.

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CaraGreen Wins Associate of the Year Award from International Surface Fabricators Association




CaraGreen Wins Associate of the Year Award from International Surface Fabricators Association 



RALEIGH, NC, November 6, 2019CaraGreen, the trusted source for healthy building materials, today announced it was named the 2019 Associate of the Year by the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) at its recent annual meeting and conference in Paradise Valley, AZ. The ISFA awards are chosen by association members and given to those in the industry that stands out as the very best.  The Associate of the Year Award is presented to the member company that best exemplifies the role of serving the needs of fabricator member companies, and who has best supported ISFA in all activities. 


“CaraGreen exemplifies professional prowess, innovation, and leadership in surfacing and has led the charge for sustainable materials as true champions for the environment,” said Amy Miller, ISFA Executive Director. 


Under the leadership of Jessica McNaughton, CaraGreen has actively engaged in, and been an advocate for ISFA. In 2019, the company hosted a Roundtable event in Raleigh, NC, and introduced several new members to the association. 


"As President of ISFA, I have had the pleasure of working with many great companies and people throughout my term,” stated Augie Chavez, President of ISFA. “CaraGreen has been an active supporter of ISFA over the years, and we are excited to present them with this prestigious award in honor of their support."


Jessica McNaughton, CaraGreen President stated, “We are very pleased to be recognized by ISFA as a valuable associate member and partner, advocating for healthier building materials. ISFA serves an important role for education as well as networking and we highly regard their fabrication standards and contribution to the surfacing industry.”


ISFA is the premier surfacing association in the industry that aims to help members increase profitability, quality, safety, and professionalism by facilitating education, standards, and camaraderie within the manufactured surfaces industry.


To find out more information on healthy building materials offered by CaraGreen, please visit: To learn more about ISFA, please visit:


About CaraGreen

CaraGreen LLC, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, distributes eco-friendly products as healthier alternatives to conventional building materials. CaraGreen matches the needs of architects, designers and builders, identifying and supplying beautiful and technically advanced products that help mitigate adverse effects on people and the environment. Projects range from residential kitchens to corporate environments and hospitality. Products include surfacing materials, acoustic solutions, insulation and exterior cladding. CaraGreen focuses on educating the design and building communities to increase awareness of products that contribute to creating healthier spaces. The Company offers a variety of brands and environmentally-friendly solutions. To start a conversation with CaraGreen, please visit:



ISFA Contact: Kevin Cole | 815.721.1507 |

CaraGreen Company Contact: Jessica McNaughton | 919.348.6679 |

CaraGreen Media Contact: Lauri Julian | 949.280.5602 |


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October Newsletter: Who ya gonna call?

Silicosis scares, drab design, and torturous trade show booths? When there’s something strange in the industry, call on CaraGreen.

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September Newsletter: September’s Greatest Hits

The Who, the Why and the current Queens (and Kings) of the Stone Age. 

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CaraGreen Launches elementAl LIGHT, a New Colorful and Translucent Surfacing Material with 93% Recycled Content

RALEIGH, NC, July 31, 2019CaraGreen, the trusted source for healthier building materials, today announced its partnership with elementAl in creating a new line of surfacing materials, elementAl LIGHT which is translucent and suitable for backlighting, able to be thermoformed, and contains 93% recycled content. elementAl LIGHT is well-suited for tabletops, furniture/benches, partitions, shelving/cubbies, doors, and even artwork. elementAl LIGHT is made in the U.S and contributes to more sustainability in commercial and residential structures, assisting in managing the recycling issue in the U.S. due to China’s recent policy to refuse foreign waste.

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July Vignette - See Right Through You

Products (background):

elementAl LIGHT - Soft White


Products (clockwise from top left):

Kirei - EchoPanel, Frequency 641
elementAl LIGHT - Sunlight, Gamma, LED
Lapitec - Nero Assoluto, Lux
Kirei - Kirei Board

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Between The Sheets With PaperStone

With tariff-free, healthy materials in higher demand than ever, PaperStone is one of our favorite domestic surfacing alternatives. Last month, we visited the PaperStone headquarters in Hoquiam, WA, and got to see exactly what goes on between the sheets of this recycled paper composite. 

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Top Of The Rock: Lapitec Takes NYC

During one of the hottest weeks in July, distributors across North America convened in New York City to attend LAB Days, where Lapitec revealed their plans for the future of our favorite sintered stone material. Along with new colors and exciting brand changes to come, it gave us an opportunity to convene with our fellow distributors to learn and grow. Lapitec sintered stone is a product that was developed out of a desire to evolve the building materials industry, creating a product made of 100% natural minerals and that is 100% better than its predecessors. We can’t wait to see how they continue to grow over the coming months.

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