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Sustainability and Health – Selling Tiles' Benefits Over Other Flooring

Bill Griese, TCNA

Gone are the days of specifying products based solely on single environmental attributes such as “recycled content” or “low VOCs” for LEED points.   It’s not just single attributes anymore, it’s not just LEED, and it’s not just the environment!  Health is a big part of today’s sustainability conversation, and so too are a number of new environmental requirements, regulations, and green building rating systems.  Today’s sustainability conversation takes many things into consideration, and when selling tile it is important to understand the host of marketplace demands and tile’s inherent health and environmental advantages over other flooring options.  This session will shed light on today’s green building and sustainability requirements, including leading tile industry initiatives such as Green Squared®, an industry-wide EPD for tile, and increasingly widespread recognition of the health advantages of tile.