Have you heard about the latest sustainability movement in the natural stone industry? The ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone standard has recently been introduced as a way to promote the use of natural stone and increase sustainability practices throughout the industry.
Can you lower the carbon footprint of your business?
Could you limit the amount of waste in your facilities and recycle more?
Do you want to learn what steps to take to make your business “green”?
All of those items (and more) can be accomplished through the ANSI/NSC 373 standard. Take the first step towards greener, more sustainable business practices by attending Sustainable and Green Design – Understanding Trends for the Future, co-presented by Brenda Edwards. In this presentation, you will learn:
- The purposes of the ANSI/NSC 373 standard
- How to apply for certification
- What the process is for certification
- The criteria needed to achieve certification
Brenda has been active in the stone industry for over 25 years. Her company, TexaStone Quarries in Garden City, Texas, recently became the first quarry/fabrication facility to achieve certification using the ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone standard. She has served 12 years on the Board of Directors of the Building Stone Institute and the Natural Stone Council where she was chairman for two years. In 2006 and 2010, she received BSI’s Person of the Year Award. Currently, she is serving a 5 year term on the MIA Board of Directors and is an advocate for MIA’s newest initiative, Women In Stone. She is also a partner of TexaCon Cut Stone in Bloomington, Indiana.