Natural Stone Embodied Carbon Research CEU


Natural Stone Institute
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Oberlin, OH, January 16, 2024 — The Natural Stone Institute is proud to announce a new CEU course entitled Natural Stone Embodied Carbon Research.

Natural Stone Embodied Carbon Research is a 60-minute course that covers recent embodied carbon research, including NSI’s industry-wide Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for flooring, cladding, and countertops. These EPDs showcase natural stone’s low embodied carbon compared to manmade materials. The course is designed to help attendees identify ways to reduce embodied carbon in future projects and identify ways to incorporate natural stone into their projects. This course has been approved for credit through AIA, LACES, and GCBI.

Natural Stone Institute Education Committee Chair Daniel Wood (Lurvey) commented: “Many professionals are unaware of the processes behind materials and their production, and how this impacts projects and the planet. This course helps them understand the impacts of their choices and make more informed decisions about material selection. Natural stone embodied carbon research is important to the design industry because it allows professionals to make environmentally responsible choices, align with sustainability goals, comply with regulations, meet client expectations, and contribute to a more sustainable and resilient built environment.”

This course is available to certified CEU speakers for download and presentation through the CEU Events dashboard. To learn more about becoming a certified CEU speaker through the Natural Stone Institute, visit


About the Natural Stone Institute
The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone. Learn more at


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