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Food for Thought Sponsored by AG&M | Why Specify Certified Stone?

 Export to Your Calendar 8/21/2018
When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Check-in and lunch begins at 11:30 am)
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Architectural Granite & Marble (AG&M)
511 Hinton Oaks Boulevard
Knightdale, North Carolina  27545
United States
Contact: Chris Stetkiewicz

Online registration is available until: 8/20/2018
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Why Specify Certified Stone?

How the Natural Dimension Stone Sustainability Standard can Assist Green Building Projects


August 21 | 1 HSW Credit

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Check-in and lunch begins at 11:30 am)

 AG&M | 511 Hinton Oakes Boulevard | Knightdale, NC


AIA Members/Sponsors: $0 | Non-Members: $25




This course highlights how the dimension stone sustainability standard (ANSI/NSC 373) can assist projects with sustainability goals. The standard examines and verifies through a third party, numerous areas of stone production such as: water usage, custody and transportation, site and plant management, land reclamation, corporate governance, energy, waste, chemicals, worker health and safety and innovation credits. It also includes a companion Chain of Custody (COC) program, which ensures traceability of certified stone from the quarry to processing and throughout the supply chain and ultimately to their journeys end.



  1. Understand the basic principles of the standard’s Chain of Custody (COC) to recognize efforts natural stone quarries, processors and their distribution chains make to verify a dimensional stone product has been produced and transported in an environmentally preferable manner consistent with the principles of sustainability
  2. Interpret how compliance to the Natural Dimension Stone sustainability standard’s environmental, ecological, human health and social responsibility requirements for stone quarrying and production satisfy the growing demand for products that exhibit high performance in Life Cycle Assessment.
  3. Compare attributes of the certified natural stone to sustainability measuring requirements of the most widely accepted green building programs such as LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LBC - the Living Building Challenge and IGCC - International Green Construction Code, to enhance appreciation for the use of natural stone as a leading sustainable building material.
  4. Design/Landscape Architects & Specifiers will benefit from understanding how this standard supports the growing demand for rigorous environmental documentation for building product material.


Chi Yiu, A&D Account Manager

Chi Yiu, is the A&D Account Manager at AG&M. He has over 10 years of experience in the building industry experiences range from Cabinet to project management. Chi also worked at Davis Kane Architects as an interior designer, whom specialized in K-12, higher education, and commercial projects. He later went on to a Key Business Manager/Project Coordinator position at Reico Kitchen and Bath. When not at work Chi stays active in NKBA, ASID, IIDA, and AIA. He realizes the importance of network, and continues to strategically foster relationships.   


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