WHAT’S GOOD FOR EARTH IS GOOD FOR US ALL
Being a responsible member of the global community has been an integral part of MSI’s company culture for over 40 years. Our environmental agenda covers everything from sustainable manufacturing practices to recycling technologies. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, but there’s always more to do. With that in mind, we’re constantly formulating ways to further reduce the environmental impact of our operations and products, and we encourage our employees, suppliers, and manufacturers to follow suit.
YOU CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT CHOOSING Q
Q Premium Natural Quartz embodies several environmentally-preferable characteristics that today’s eco-conscious consumer values. Here’s why you can feel good about choosing Q.
- GREENGUARD, LEED, NSF, and KOSHER certified.
- Longer lifespan than any other countertop surface.
- Recyclable, reducing waste generation.
- Non-toxic and void of any potentially hazardous foreign substances.
- Low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, contributing to indoor air quality.
- Easy to care for and maintain, minimizing the need for harsh chemicals.
- Made from quartz, an abundant natural resource.
SAFER FOR YOUR FAMILY
M S International, Inc. (MSI) has obtained the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification and GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification ensuring that all Q Premium Natural Quartz surfaces have met rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).VIEW MORE
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) is an industry-independent, not-for-profit organization that establishes acceptable emissions standards for interior products. GREENGUARD’s Certification Program helps buyers identify interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions.
Q Premium Natural Quartz surfaces contribute less VOC emissions to the air compared to other surface products which emit high levels these types of emissions. This makes it safer for your family and can help with the overall air quality wherever these products are used. VIEW LESS
INCORPORATING Q INTO YOUR DESIGN
M S International is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The USGBC is a non-profit coalition of building industry professionals who seek to improve the environmental quality of buildings and communities. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a voluntary
Q Premium Natural Quartz currently qualifies for LEED credits in some areas of the program. The suggestions below are to assist architects, specifiers, and design teams in pursuing LEED Green Building certification points by incorporating Q Premium Natural Quartz into their designs.
LEED Points That May Be Available:
Material & Resources
4.1 Recycled Content: 10% (post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer) = 1 point
In several Q colors there is a minimum of 35% post-consumer recycled content. Our Sparkling Series contain 35% post-consumer recycled glass content.
Indoor Environmental Quality
4.2 Low Emitting Materials: Adhesives & Sealants = 1 point
The Q network of Fabricators use DAP caulk for countertop installations. To assure point availability make certain to request the use of DAP caulk. DAP VOC content is less than the current VOC content limits of South Coast Air Quality Management District Regulation 8, Rule 51.
4.3 Low Emitting Materials: Flooring Systems = 1 point
Q Premium Natural Quartz is low-emitting and contributes to healthier indoor environments. VIEW LESS
ENSURING YOUR SAFETY
The National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF) is an independent non-profit non-government organization and global leader of public health and safety risk management solutions. NSF provides product certification and safety audits for the food and water industries. VIEW MORE
NSF certifies that Q Premium Natural Quartz from MSI conforms to the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 51– Food Equipment Materials. VIEW LESS