Protecting The Environment

Below are some examples of how we have succeeded in making environmentally prudent changes. Some are little things, some more dramatic but all help reduce the use of natural resources, increase sustainability and enhance reusability.

Natural Stone Products Supplied by Sky Inherently Have Environmentally Preferable Characteristics:

 

It comes from the earth and is inherently eco-friendly.


Natural stone has a longer replacement life than all other countertops surfaces


It is a preferred sustainable building material


It is highly regarded for its natural character and stability


It is non-toxic and can last for centuries.


No chemicals go into its quarrying or fabricating


It is easy to care for and maintain


It has the environmentally friendly attribute of being recyclable


It is pure, and therefore void of any foreign substance that might be harmful to the earth or to your health.


Line of mosaics and wall tile is largely manufactured from stone waste.


The line of iridescent glass is manufactured using recycled glass.

 

Material Fact Sheets

Designers are more frequently being asked to identify green building materials but do not always have the needed information. Using the life-cycle data, material fact sheets describing several stone types are being generated to provide useful information in this selection process, among other information. The one-page (double-sided) documents will summarize the current market for stone, regions of deposits worldwide, physical properties, applicable ASTM standards, as well as environmental data and human health considerations.

Energy Savings:

Switched to energy efficient lighting in our location wherever possible. Reducing the use of thousands of kilowatts annually. The following case studies highlight these positive attributes of stone and its application as a green building product.