Exploring Sustainable Quarry Practices


Date: May 2, 2024
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm ET
    Antonio Pedroso, Solancis
    Jason Kron, Coldspring
    Todd Schnatzmeyer, Indiana Limestone Institute of America
    Sarah B Gregg, Natural Stone Institute
CEU Credits:
    AIA: NSI-GB04, 1 LU|HSW
    LACES: NSI-GB04, 1.0 HSW PDH

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Join us as we explore the important topic of ecological land impacts from natural stone quarrying. The Natural Stone Sustainability Standard has redefined the narrative around natural stone extraction, where sustainability and longevity harmonize with industry needs. With a focus on exemplary cases of quarry reclamation and adaptive reuse, you'll leave with a new level of comfort knowing that the natural stone materials you are sourcing have been responsibly produced with long-term plans to protect the environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the metrics outlined in the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard that promote environmental stewardship and resource efficiency in the extraction and processing of natural stone.
  • Dive into inspiring case studies of quarry reclamation projects worldwide that have successfully turned quarried landscapes into thriving ecosystems.
  • Gain an understanding of how quarries, with their often centuries-long lifespans, can produce millions of square feet of building materials while adhering to ethical and environmentally conscious practices.
  • Find out how to source responsibly produced natural stone worldwide.




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