Granite counters may dominate home design television shows, but many clients want an eco-friendly surfacing alternative that offers the same strength as stone. Made from a combination of fine quartz and post-consumer recycled glass, Durcon’s Elements is low in VOCs and can be recycled through Durcon’s Dust-to-Dust program. It is currently available in central and north Texas regions only. elementsbydurcon.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.