Green Squared certification is based on the industry's new product sustainability standard, ANSI A138.1. For a tile or installation material to be considered for certification, it must be in conformance with this standard.
Coming in 2012: The International Green Construction Code
During the first week of November, the Final Action Hearing for the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) commenced. All draft change proposals were debated and voted upon, and the International Code Council (ICC) will have the finalized document ready for publication early in 2012.
Tile Council of North America (TCNA) is pleased to announce the completion of the first draft of ANSI A138.1 North American standard specifications for sustainable ceramic tiles, glass tiles and tile installation materials. Titled Green Squared®, it will be the world’s first consensus-based sustainability standard written exclusively for tile and installation materials.
This month, I will introduce a few subjects that we will either be hearing much more about in the months ahead or that have been around for a while with no sign of departure anytime soon.
Green Squared® is a multi-attribute sustainability product standard for tiles and related installation materials which is currently undergoing the balloting and consensus process in the ANSI A108 Committee.
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