Sustainability & LEED®
Terrazzo was originally created in Italy over 1500 hundred
years ago by Venetian workers searching for a way to use
discarded marble remnants making it one of the world’s
first 'green' flooring systems! In keeping with its original
premise of recycle/reuse, today’s terrazzo installations
combine exceptional beauty, extreme design flexibility,
durability to last the life of the building, and incredible ease
of maintenance with the best practices of sustainable building.
Terrazzo has long been valued for its life cycle
characteristics and can contribute to the U.S. Green
Building Council’s (USGBC) credits for new construction.
Learn more about
Please visit our Design
Tools page for more information regarding specifying
terrazzo with LEED®. Our Specifications section
includes downloads with USGBC LEED®
Certification program information.