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Nature, People and Design: What dose of nature do we need?

 

How do we shape the world we live in?

Leveraging nature and natural resources for economic performance, people’s well-being and environmental sustainability should be a top priority.

 

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2015 Modern Home Tour in Vancouver BC

2015 Modern Home Tour in Vancouver BC

For those with an interest in modern architecture and design, home tours are unique way to explore British Columbia’s cites and tour modern featured homes of recognized builders, architects & designers.

On Saturday, September 19, as part of Western Living Magazine’s Design Week, the Modern Home Tours is coming back to the Vancouver Continue reading 2015 Modern Home Tour in Vancouver BC

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Canadian Construction Women names our very own Karina Eva New Director of Communications

New Canadian Construction Women Board of Directors

Canadian Construction Women names our very own Karina Eva new Director of Communications

New Canadian Construction Women Board of Directors

I look forward to helping with the expansion of our reach and community so that more women will benefit,” says Karina Eva, new Director of Communications, Owner and Business Development Manager of Amando Natural Stone.

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Please Vote! Amando Natural Stone 2015 Small Business BC Awards

Please Vote! Amando Natural Stone Small Business BC Awards Nominee

 

November 17, 2014 – British Columbia: The 2015 Small Business BC Awards opened for nominations on October 1, 2014 attracting more than 323 British Columbia-based small businesses who have been nominated so far.

Among the nominees, Amando Natural Stone was nominated under three categories: Best Company,

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Karina Eva in Business in Vancouver

 Karina Eva in Business in Vancouver

 

This is a great Throw Back Thursday to share with you!

Karina Eva principal of Amando Natural Stone is in the Business in Vancouver Newspaper – Sounding Board April 2014, The Official Newspaper of the The Vancouver Board of Trade. That’s correct! On page 15 of the sounding board, you will find Continue reading Karina Eva in Business in Vancouver

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Power up Women in Trades Conference by ITA

Power up Women in Trades Conference by ITA

On February 27th, 2014, I attended the Power up Women in Trades Conference by ITA – Industry Training Authority . Many topics were discussed and  I was also able to express my opinion about the recommendations that were gathered from stakeholder groups around the province and other jurisdictions, provide feedback on new guidelines for best practices for employers, and discussed challenges, opportunities for BC, Canada tradeswomen.

ITA - Women Trades Conference
ITA – Women Trades Conference

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Women of promise by TELUS and the Vancouver Board of Trade

Women of promise by TELUS and the Vancouver Board of Trade

 

February 15, 2014 was a day of great news! I was a great pleasure to find a message in my inbox that read:

 

“Hello Karina,

I am delighted to inform you that you have been selected Woman of Promise by TELUS and the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Women’s Leadership Circle (WLC) Program. You have been selected based on your outstanding community contributions reflected in your commitment to give where you live and your efforts to elevate women by recognizing the importance of diversity in leadership roles.”

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CCW Supporting Women in the Trades

CCW Supporting Women in the Trades

I have been a member of the Canadian Construction Women (CCW) for about 12 months. CCW is a 30 year old organization  which in 2013 counts with a Board of Directors, women in various construction trades such as: Continue reading CCW Supporting Women in the Trades

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Why Natural Stone Plays a Big Role in Construction

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Why Natural Stone Plays a Big Role in Construction 

Natural stone plays a big role in construction due to LEED construction standards. It has always been important to take care of our environment. Recently LEED construction standards, have reinforced it. Energy efficient processes and  availability of more eco-friendly material options are a most. Natural stone inherent characteristics, make it a green building product; it is naturally beautiful, low-maintenance, and  durable construction material. It is worth considering how these and other properties of stone can contribute to sustainable design projects and green building certifications.

Increased use of natural resources: More and more designs will feature stone as a primary component. Already a popular option in many areas of the industry, stone will play an increasing role in construction due to its widespread availability, comparatively low cost, and reduced environmental impact.  Construction Digital – Top Green Building Trends 2013

LEED-NC, for New Construction projects, is the most widely used green building rating system.

LEED-NC emphasizes six categories for environmental
improvement:
1. Sustainable Sites (SS)
2. Water Efficiency (WE)
3. Energy and Atmosphere (EA)
4. Materials and Resources (MR)
5. Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
6. Innovation and Design. (ID)

Natural stone products, such as those made from marble  and limestone, among others, can contribute to points in several of these categories. e.g

–  Optimize Energy Performance: Natural stone has good thermal mass (the ability of a material to store heat and slowly release it), which positively impacts indoor ambient air temperature, and thus, energy efficiency.

–  Due to the durability of stone, there are several credits in the Major Rrenovations [MR] category.

–  Building Reuse, Maintain 75-95% of Existing Walls, Floors  These MR Credits  apply if the life-cycle of existing building stock can be maintained in a project.

Natural stone is definitively a key component in the interior/landscape design and development of  eco-efficient and  healthier buildings.

 

 

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