ITAKA STONE IS DEDICATED TO ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION.
Since 1979, Itaka Stone has been dedicated to excellence in terms of design, quality and sensitivity towards issues such as environment, workers safety and health.
LEED GREEN BUILDING
LEED* (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the internationally recognised rating system that evaluates the environmental sustainability of buildings. Developed by the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC), this system is credit-based, allowing buildings to earn points for using environmentally-friendly materials, technological installations and design and construction solutions.
The overall environmental performance of a building is based on the total point score achieved in each of the following six areas, thanks to the materials and installations used, with 4 possible levels of certification: PLATINUM, GOLD, SILVER, CERTIFIED.
THE LEED RATING SYSTEM INCLUDES SIX MAIN CREDIT CATEGORIES:
Energy & Atmosphere
Materials & Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
Innovation & Design
TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
This is the concept inspiring Itaka Stone the forthcoming application of an integrated management system for Quality, Environmemt and Occupational Safety, complying with ISO 9001:2008, ISO 1400 1:2004, OSHAS 18001:2007, which will be the result of a number of responsibility actions already taken by the company.
Its manufacturing process and continuous research efforts have allowed Itaka Stone to recycle and give value to industrial solid waste such as glass, mirror and granite. Now more more than ever, the company is experimenting with combinations featuring different materials, with the final aim of recycling them. Further more,the amount of polymeric binder contained in the product is only 7 to 8 % and part of it comes from renewable vegetable sources obtained from non-Genetically Modified and Identity- Preserved plants.
Itaka Stone products are safe for man and environment as they do not release VOCs (harmful Volatile Organic Compounds). Thus Stone Italiana is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality and GREENGUARD Children & Schools (USA) certified. Itaka Stone products are naturally BACTERIOSTATIC and “food contact proof”. They are suitable for household use ( Kitchen countertops) and food preparation areas. Itaka Stone products are FDA (USA Food & Drugs Administration ) approved to meet the NSF 51 standard.
Itaka Stone ’s manufacturing processes protects the environmmental balance and complies with the most strict environmental and work regulations. Itaka Stone has been continuously committed to minimising the use of harmful substances in the manufacturing process, as well as to controling VOC emissions, reducing waste, using recyclable packaging, reducing energy and water consumption and recycling process water. Itaka Stone can contribute towards the achievement of the LEED certification of sustainability, being a member of the GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL of ITALY.