Bellavita Tile, a leader in design and innovation for the North American tile industry, is the first manufacturer with tile production facilities in China to achieve Green SquaredTMcertification under ANSI standard A 138.1. Certified by UL Environment, this is a noteworthy achievement for the company, as well as for the entire tile industry in China.

Green SquaredTM is North America's in-depth, multi-attribute standard for the tile industry. It applies directly for compliance to many materials credits in the newly revised LEED v4 building certification program and other green building plaforms, as well.

"One of our core strategies has been to marry the key strengths of Chinese manufacturing practices with top European machinery and operations," said Mike Ward, VP of Sales for Bellavita. "Achieving this certification goes a long way towards proving that Bellavita is a leader not just among Chinese manufacturers, but also on a global scale. We are very proud, to say the least."

Currently applying to all 4- x 16- (100 x 400 mm) material and 3- x 6-inch (76 x 152 mm) material, this certification covers a large majority of the product assortment of the factory. Plans are currently in place to certify the remaining balance of Bellavita production formats.