White House Council on Environmental Quality Visits IceStone As Showcase of Green Manufacturing Success
The White House Council on Environmental Quality visited IceStone last Wednesday, June 15, 2011 to showcase IceStone as a prime example of how companies can successfully create green jobs in the United States. The Chairperson of the Council, Nancy Sutley, said "It's great to see what's going on here at IceStone, the sustainable manufacturing, great to see what's going on at the Navy Yard, the revitalization of this community, the jobs being created here." Ms. Sutley is the principal environmental policy advisor to President Obama. Ms. Sutley toured IceStone's facility and participated in a panel discussion on green manufacturing with Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President, and other Brooklyn Navy Yard tenants. Ms. Sutley was so impressed by IceStone that she profiled us in the White House Blog: Manufacturing Our Nation's Clean Energy Future. The White House also invited Michelle Gibson, IceStone CEO & President, to write about green manufacturing on the White House blog. Read her post "The Comeback of American Manufacturing" here.
Her visit came at a perfect time, as IceStone was recently added to the General Services Administration's list of preferred materials. So you can look forward to seeing IceStone installed in more government buildings! IceStone is already installed in the U.S. Capitol Building, EPA offices, and NASA offices.
Check out these great photos from the event:
NY1, New York's local all-news channel, covered the event as well:
Take a virtual tour of USGBC's LEED Platinum headquarters
The USGBC has a new virtual tour of their LEED Platinum headquarters in Washington, D.C. Click here to take the tour from USGBC's website. Keep an eye out for the IceStone countertops featured on slide 9 (Lounge & Kitchen). The tour has embedded videos, audio, and 3D models of building products. The tour is eligible for 1.0 GBCI CE hour and 1.0 AIA/CES Learning Units.
Our distributor, Norwood Marble & Granite, fabricated the Snow Flurry tops for the kitchen. Get even more continuing education credits by visiting IceStone's online continuing education presentation, Going for Gold: A Case Study of Recycled Glass & Concrete Surfaces with Cradle to Cradle Certification.