We recently read an interesting study at Greenseal.org which finds that despite the recession, four out of five people are continuing to buy green products and services today. This shows the reach of the green movement and also the power of consumers to tip the scale towards change. It tells us there are two ideas converging—the idea that acting to sustain our resources transcends the monetary cost, and the idea that green products and services should cost no more than the old non-green, non-sustainable ways. We at Sungloss Marble Company are very exited about the study findings. We have been striving to be green in our choices of natural stone, marble, terrazzo, and slate cleaning, sealing, and restoration products and work procedures for almost two decades now. Our customers mostly have come along with us in our enthusiasm, but overall we’ve seen a slower rate of consumer education and support than we hoped for. But now, it seems the green tide is washing over the majority of homeowners and commercial building owners and managers.
Despite the optimistic study on Greenseal.org, ‘green’ is still a fresh landscape being explored by consumers. Navigating through the many certifications and claims can be daunting. There are two good sites we’ve learned about that offer education and a searchable community forum: Rate It Green, is an online community sharing information about green building products, and more. The site is pretty new, and they are still building functionality into it, but it is worth checking out. Also Ecohome Magazine features a wide range of building categories and products, used in case studies.
Sungloss Marble Restoration Company has been part of the Green movement for the last two decades, helping our commercial real estate, construction, and government clients achieve greater curb appeal with restoration options that are valuable financially, and environmentally.