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How to Choose Natural Stone For Your Project

 

When building a new home or renovation and planning to enhance the look, feel and functionality of your interior or exterior space, we’d like you to consider using Amando’s Natural Stone selection because it’s an attractive and environmentally option due to its attributes, including an enduring life-cycle,  ease of care and maintenance, recyclability, and quarry and manufacturing best practices.

 

How to Choose Natural Stone For Your Project?

 

When choosing and using stone surfaces it is important to note that natural stone products are distinct and unique, Continue reading How to Choose Natural Stone For Your Project

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8 Reasons to Love Natural Stone in Architecture

8 Reasons to Love Natural Stone in Architecture

 

There are many things to love about natural stone in architecture and interior design but here are eight reasons/advantages of using natural stone in your next project:

1. Natural Stone allows creative design and architecture professionals to mix  Continue reading 8 Reasons to Love Natural Stone in Architecture

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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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