DEADLINE EXTENDED! Final deadline: Monday, January 30

ED+C Magazine & Coverings are seeking completed Project Entries for the PROJECT: Green Showcase. Projects must clearly demonstrate a commitment to green building and sustainable design and feature tile or stone.

Click here to download a PDF for more information on the showcase.

After reviewing the contest information below, please click "Sign Up" to create your login information and begin the submission process.


Project submissions are open to architects, designers, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers, manufacturers and installers. Projects must have been completed within the past two years (January 2010 - December 2011) and may be located either within the United States or internationally.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Top showcase entrants will be selected by a panel of judges, based on the criteria listed below.

Submission criteria and requirements:

  1. Complete this form and essays about the project being entered.
  2. List any green certifications applied for/awarded to the project. (if applicable)
  3. Submit three to five photographs (lo-res JPEG or TIF).
  4. Submit any pdfs or videos as related to the project.

Benefits of Participation: If your project is chosen as a top green project, it will be featured on the show floor at Coverings 2012, April 17-20 in Orlando, Florida. In addition, it will be showcased on the Coverings website as well as featured in ED+C Magazine.


An independent panel of experts will judge the projects on the following criteria:

Use of tile and stone in the project areas being considered, including where and how much

  • Aesthetic Design: Aesthetic attractiveness and/or uniqueness of the installed finish (0-20 points)
  • Positive Environmental Impact: Environmental effectiveness and/or significance of the project design, installation and/or operation (0-5 points)
  • Environmental Innovation: Incorporation of design, installation and/or operational strategies not regularly addressed by green building standards or rating systems (0-5 points)

Use of Tile/Stone Products with Environmental Benefits:

  • Products with recycled/reclaimed content (0-10 points)
  • Low/no VOC adhesives, grouts or sealers (0-10 points)
  • Salvaged/refurbished/reused materials (0-10 points)
  • Use of tile or stone products instead of competitive coverings to achieve better performance-based benefits:such as extended material longevity and durability; reduced maintenance; lower replacement frequency; enhanced user safety (0-10 points)
  • Products with other third-party environmental acknowledgements and/or LCA reports (0-10 points)
  • Products designed to reduce building energy loads (0-10 points)
  • Products with innovative environmental technologies not addressed in items listed above (0-10 points)

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