In the past, there was little generally accepted data studying the environmental impact of using stone as a building material. However, in the fall of 2009, the Natural Stone Council completed a three-year study on the environmental impact of using stone. The report included a look at water and energy consumption in quarrying and processing stone, yields from raw materials and reuse and recycling of stone. It’s clear there are certain advantages to using stone.

Green Benefits of Stone:

  • Natural material
  • Enduring lifecycle
  • No VOC emissions
  • Easy to maintain
  • Recyclable and salvageable