As sustainability has become an important consideration to consumers and architects who are designing for better environmental stewardship, green building programs have emerged to certify which buildings meet specific sustainable design goals. The focus on tile in this presentation clarifies the many ways that this product can contribute to a green building certification in such programs as USGBC LEED®, NAHB Green Builidng Standard, and the ICC’s International Green construction code. The design professional will also learn about the ANSI (138.1) Green Squared standard for defining a green tile – a standard developed by the North American Tile Council with the input of designers, architects, green professionals, end users and manufacturers.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how sustainable building certifications like LEED view tile
  • Identify the sustainable attributes of tile and modern tile manufacturing facilities
  • List questions you should ask about the companies you are considering
  • Describe green certifications to look for when specifying tile