Green Fact Sheet
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Neolith’s high-performance Sintered Stone for kitchen and bathroom countertops, flooring, interior wall, facades and cladding applications comes with an assortment of green benefits.
Neolith® has a variety of qualities that make it ideal for the environmentally-conscious professional.
Made of clays, feldspar, silica and natural mineral oxides, Neolith® will not emit toxic fumes into the environment when exposed to fire or extremely high temperatures.
Due to its natural composition, Neolith® can be recycled and reduced to its aggregates.
Up to 52% recycled content: Up to 52% of any Neolith® slab is composed of recycled raw materials.
With a porosity of less than 0.08 percent, Neolith® is impervious to absorption, making it a hygienic product resistant to bacteria that can cause disease and trigger allergies.
“No other planet in the solar system is a suitable home for human beings; it’s this world or nothing. That’s a very powerful perception.”
Certifications and Memberships
Greenguard Certification (formerly GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification)
Certifies that Neolith® meets strict chemical emissions limits, contributing to a healthier interior.
Greenguard Gold Certification (formerly known as GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification)
Certifies that Neolith® is safe indoors for sensitive individuals (such as children and the elderly) and ensures that the product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities.
CE (European Commission) Certification
Confirms that Neolith meets European safety, health and environmental protection requirements.
LEED Points Earner
LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Neolith® satisfies safety prerequisites and earns points to help consumers achieve the desired level of certification for their home or commercial project.
Member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The USGBC, the council that oversees LEED, allows advocates for green-building policies and practices to come together.
Neolith’s unique sintering process and proprietary design also provide additional green benefits
Fewer raw materials, less erosion: Neolith’s thin slabs use fewer raw materials, resulting in less soil erosion, without sacrificing any strength.
CO2 Emissions Reduction: A slimmer slab means a lighter slab. With Neolith®, it’s possible to transport more than double the amount of surface per container than with thicker products like marble, granite or quartz. The lighter weight allows for a more fuel efficient journey and considerable reductions in CO2 emissions.
Neolith® uses the ultimate water-based decoration technology in its production, which, compared to the solvent-based decoration commonly used in industry, have a much lower environmental impact.
No gut remodels: Neolith’s slim surface can be applied directly onto existing surfaces, saving remodelers from costly tear-outs while reducing landfill waste. No landfill waste means no waste transportation needed, further reducing net CO2 emissions.
Optimized energy consumption: Neolith’s resistance to extremely high and low temperatures makes it ideal for ventilated façades. The thermal insulation and ventilation between the Neolith® façade and the building itself optimizes the building’s energy consumption considerably (up to 40%).
10 years—warranty: Neolith® comes with a manufacturer’s guarantee of 10 years and does not need frequent replacement or maintenance treatments like other surfaces materials.
Neolith® gives designers, architects and other industry professionals confidence that their aesthetically-appealing design decisions are equally appealing to the environment.