Caesarstone manufactures premium quartz stone surfaces and countertops made with a blend of up to around 90% natural quartz aggregates with pigments and polymer resins.
At Caesarstone, they are deeply committed to protecting the environment while making high quality products. Throughout the whole production process, their products are rigorously tested to comply with high environmental, safety, and health standards.
Caesarstone products meet various sustainability standards with their recycled quartz stone surfaces that contain up to 42% reclaimed quartz, the use of non-toxic chemicals and ingredients, purification and recycling installations, and efficient use of natural resources that include water, energy, and materials.
All Caesarstone quartz surfaces comply with the GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD certification standards which verify that Caesarstone products meet the most stringent air emissions limits for VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), and other toxic airborne chemicals and pollutants.
The GREENGUARD Gold standard includes health-based criteria for additional limits to airborne chemicals and also requires lower VOC emissions levels to help ensure that the quartz stone surfaces are acceptable for use in more sensitive environments like schools and healthcare facilities.
Caesarstone is a Gold member of the USGBC that developed LEED, a certification program with a credit system that rates green buildings and their interiors, including commercial and residential buildings.
With Caesarstone’s GreenGuard Gold certification, its quartz countertops can contribute to achieving LEED credits in core categories like materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.
Red List Declaration
Caesarstone products are listed under the International Living Future Institute’s DECLARE platform, a product database that lists the environmental, health, and safety details of materials used to make a product.
None of Caesarstone’s materials are listed under DECLARE’s Red List, which contains the worst type of materials prevalent in the building and interior design industry. The commonly used chemicals on the Red List are ones that pollute the environment, bio-accumulate until they reach toxic concentrations, and negatively affect human health.
For Caesarstone’s full list of environmental certifications and labels with technical data sheets for certification credits, see their SUSTAINABILITY PAGE.
Caesarstone countertops can contribute towards credits for Living Building Challenge projects, LEED certification projects under Materials & Resources category, recycling and reducing waste, Indoor Environment/Air Quality category for Fitwel, healthy materials, and Materials credit category WELL, reducing human exposure to hazardous building materials for interiors (like VOCs) to create healthy indoor air quality for building occupants.
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