It’s not easy being green...or is it? This issue of TileLetter focuses on sustainability and green issues related to products and practices that are kind to the planet and to the health of those beings living on it. For our “Green Tip” (aka Business Tip), Bill Griese gives us an update on the partnership between TCNA and Ecomedes, creator of an online database of product information relating to environmental attributes and certifications. The intent is to establish ways for designers, pur- chasers, and users of tile and related installation materials to more easily obtain product information needed to help fulfill their environmental goals. Right off the bat, this partner- ship will make searching for Green Squared Certified® product more searchable. See how in this article. Daniel Dorfman, Chair, Construction Law Group, Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP talks to us about managing legal issues on sustainable projects . In our News Briefs section, learn about Litokol’s recent participation in a Project Zero Environmental Risk initiative, developed by the EU government in partnership with major universities in Italy’s tile manufacturing region. By virtue of the low irritant and corrosive nature of its epoxy products, it was EDITOR’S LETTER Lesley A. Goddin “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan, Author 12 TileLetter | August 2018