Platinum Leed Home Model Emphasizes Green Innovations and Excellent Design for Home Builders and Home Owners

Van Nuys, CA (Oct., 03, 2007) – CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces is sponsoring project7ten, California’s first Platinum LEED (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) home participating in Residential Pilot Program, authored by the Green Building Counsel. It is a very good example of how a superior green home project can be built without compromising excellent design.

Initiated by green real estate developer Tom Schey, project7ten focuses on educating home builders and homeowners that being environmentally conscious doesn’t have to sacrifice great design.  Partnering with renowned environmentalist Kelly Meyer, Project7ten was built as an environmentally sound residence integrating green, sustainable, recycled products – it is made up almost entirely from green and sustainable products, all of which have been carefully researched. The home will produce its own energy from installed solar panels without emitting any harmful chemicals into the atmosphere.  The California home located in Venice will be open to the public three weeks in October. All admission fees will benefit Healthy Child Healthy World, an organization dedicated to educating the public about environmental toxins that affect children’s health. 

CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces, as one the project’s sponsors, joins Ford Motor Company, Kohler, GE Monogram & GE Lighting among others. According to Schey, these homes educate society that, “environmentally conscious habits [do] not have to be expensive, difficult or have a boring look and feel to it.” CaesarStone provided the quartz countertops for all surfaces of the home including the kitchen and bathrooms. “We have already made a commitment to a better quality environment,” says CaesarStone president, Arik Tendler, referring to the ISO 14001 certification the company has earned since incorporating an environmental management system at the manufacturing facilities, “we understand the importance of its message to society.”  The company has implemented procedures/compliance in an effort to prevent pollution and recycle waste.  The products are made from up to 93 percent natural quartz, one of nature’s most abundant minerals, and are non-porous and stain resistant, all of which eliminate the need of chemical sealers, prevent breeding of harmful bacteria, and require less detergent for maintaining and cleaning the surface.

Project7ten will be open to the public Oct. 11-14, Oct. 18-21, Oct. 25-28. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1- a.m.-6 p.m.  Cost $20 per ticket. For more information, visit the project website.  www.project7ten.com

About CaesarStone
CaesarStone is the original quartz surface manufacturer. The company is headquartered in Southern California with offices in Los Angeles, CA;, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Miami, FL and New York City. CaesarStone produces premium quartz surfaces, complementing any design application, from traditional to contemporary, for both home and commercial applications. Price range is from $70 to $120 per square foot installed. CaesarStone products are available through kitchen and bath retailers, fabricators, architects, designers, builders and distributors nationwide.

Offering a Llifetime Warranty as of February 15, 2008, their products are stain, scratch and heat resistant. CaesarStone has earned the respected Good Housekeeping Seal from Good Housekeeping Research Institute in addition to ISO 14001 (environmental management system), ISO 9002 (quality management standard) and NSF (public health and safety) certification.

For more information about CaesarStone and its products, please visit the company's website at www.CaesarStoneUS.com, or call toll-free 877-9QUARTZ (877-978-2789).