Raleigh based sustainable materials distributor, CaraGreen, was nominated as a finalist for USGBC Carolina’s Sustainable Business Awards under the Community Change Agent - Professional Services category. This award, which will be given in Charlotte, NC on November 28th, recognizes any leader, organization, company or governmental entity that has demonstrated leadership in sustainability at an exceptional scale. This is demonstrated through their commitment to providing the local community with sustainable materials for interiors and exteriors. They also serve as a resource to design professionals for education on sustainable subjects, ranging from Biophilic design to the WELL Building Standard.

Founded in 2008, CaraGreen’s mission is to create availability of high quality and earth-friendly alternatives to commodity building materials (like granite and quartz), at comparable price points. The company identifies the best existing and emerging materials in the ever-evolving product market while simplifying the product selection process for Architects and Designers by serving as a resource for education, technical information, and specifications.

Taking materials distribution to the next level, CaraGreen is focused on educating the design community about the latest materials and trends through newsletters, blog posts, social media, and now, a podcast. Build Green Live Green takes an in-depth look at the intersection of construction and the environment. This series will delve into hot topics, current standards, and practices, as well as ways to design better spaces and specify materials that benefit not only us, as consumers, but the world as a whole. For more information and to listen to recent episodes, visit http://caragreen.com/podcast.