As a true sign to its overall commitment to environmental responsibility, Cold Spring Granite Co. of Cold Spring, MN, recently built a LEED Gold-certified headquarters and has taken drastic measures to reducing energy and cost in its production process.
It is becoming apparent that "green design" is not a passing trend. More and more, words such as "sustainable," "LEED certified," "eco-friendly" and "carbon foot print" are being used to describe the construction of new buildings and homes.
The Bayside Tower, a residential waterside community in San Diego, CA, stands as a signature building in the area - with a sleek stone exterior of limestone from India and black granite from Minnesota.
Rainbow Teak sandstone - quarried by TAB India of Jaipur, India - was selected for the exterior design of the Kierland Financial building in Phoenix, AZ, for its warm coloring that blends with the local surroundings.
For this issue, we are excited to share with you four features that focus on using compact and ultrathin slabs in both residential and commercial projects. As these products continue to gain popularity, we wanted to share different ideas of applications, including an upscale dining environment in the interior of a Saks Fifth Avenue.