CUSTOMER STORY WEBCAST SERIES: Transparency is the New Green, in Healthy, High Performance Schools Part 5: Carnegie Fabrics & CHPS

By Sustainable Minds on August 15, 2017

Webinar recorded Thu, Aug 10 @ 2pm ET

Welcome to our customer webcast series featuring building product manufacturers making credibly greener & healthier products. Learn how they are working to understand and improve the environmental performance and material health of their products.

Join us to learn about:

  • Which products have disclosures and why
  • What they learned from creating disclosures
  • What they've been doing to improve
  • How to use product transparency information to make better informed specification decisions

CUSTOMER STORY WEBCAST SERIES: Transparency is the New Green, Part 4: Valspar & Inpro

By Sustainable Minds on July 14, 2017

Webinar recorded Tues, July 11 @ 2pm ET

Welcome to our customer webcast series featuring building product manufacturers making credibly greener & healthier products. Learn how they are working to understand and improve the environmental performance and material health of their products.

Visit their SM Transparency Catalog listings:

SM Transparency Catalog DEMO: The Educational Marketing Platform for Product Transparency

By Sustainable Minds on July 1, 2017

Find, understand, learn, share, reward...change.

NEW release! 500+ brands, 1000s of products and growing.

CUSTOMER STORY WEBCAST SERIES: Transparency is the New Green, in Healthy, High Performance Schools, Part 3: Tarkett & CHPS

By Sustainable Minds on April 3, 2017

Webinar recorded Tuesday, March 28 | 2–3pm ET
Learn about Tarkett's healthy products & how the SM/CHPS partnership benefits manufacturers and AECs.

Now find more than 800 products from all three Tarkett North American brands in the SM Transparency Catalog – all in one place. Read the press release >

The SM/CHPS partnership promotes the use of products with environmental and material health disclosures in K-12 educational facilities. We invite manufacturers to list their products in the SM Transparency Catalog.

Winter 2017 | Business Insights – Sustainable Minds – From hurdle to marketing tool, making money with product transparency

By Sustainable Minds on March 21, 2017

We invite you to join SM CEO Terry Swack to discuss: The business case for integrating product transparency into product marketing

The Business Insights article in US Builders Review this month tells the story of Sustainable Minds Transparency Products and the business case for integrating product transparency into product marketing.

Creating Knowledge Workers for the Greener Product Marketplace, Part 12: Creative innovation educators championing lifecycle thinking

By Sustainable Minds on March 11, 2017

Two creative educators discuss how they use Sustainable Minds to teach innovation through life cycle thinking.

Join us to learn from educators with diverse backgrounds how they are working with students to advance and inform lifecycle thinking. They will share how they use SM Eco-concept + LCA software to engage students in the essential conversation about modeling, measuring and interpreting results.

SM Transparency Products: ‘Business Insights’ featured article US Builders Review, Winter 2017

By Sustainable Minds on February 22, 2017

From hurdle to marketing tool, making money with product transparency

With 450-plus brands — representing hundreds of categories and thousands of products — the SM Transparency Catalog™ brings together all manufacturers who have made the commitment to product transparency. Most importantly, it presents their information in a well-designed, simple and standardized way, making it easy for green building professionals to find credibly greener and healthier products to meet rating system requirements and build higher performing buildings.

Webinar: Partnership with Collaborative for High Performance Schools to promote product transparency in healthy, high-performance schools

By Sustainable Minds on February 6, 2017

Webinar recorded Thu, Feb 2 @ 2pm ET

Learn more about the SM/CHPS partnership along with Ecore International, CHPS member and SM Transparency Catalog customer.

SM and CHPS announce a partnership to promote the use of products with environmental and material health disclosures in K-12 educational facilities.

CHPS is a leading national organization working to improve student performance by building the best possible schools, incorporating integrated design, sustainable products, and leading construction practices. Sustainable Minds is the first cloud software solutions provider and program operator to deliver simple, understandable and meaningful product environmental reporting.

CUSTOMER STORY WEBCAST SERIES: Transparency is the New Green, Part 2: TOTO & View Dynamic Glass

By Sustainable Minds on January 26, 2017

Webinar recorded Tues, Jan 24 @ 2pm ET

Welcome to our new customer webcast series featuring building product manufacturers making credibly greener & healthier products. Learn how they are working to understand and improve the environmental performance and material health of their products.

Visit their SM Transparency Catalog listings:

Collaborative For High Performance Schools & Sustainable Minds partner to promote product transparency in healthy, high-performance schools

By Sustainable Minds on January 19, 2017

Green building organization for K-12 schools retiring its High Performance Products Database and introducing the SM Transparency Catalog in its place.

January 19, 2017 – The Collaborative for High Performances Schools (CHPS) and Sustainable Minds® (SM) have partnered to promote the use of products with environmental and material health disclosures in K-12 educational facilities. CHPS is a leading national organization working to improve student performance by building the best possible schools, incorporating integrated design, sustainable products, and leadingconstruction practices. Sustainable Minds is the first cloud software solutions provider and program operator to deliver simple, understandable and meaningful product environmental reporting.

October 2016 saw the release of the SM Product Transparency Catalog™, a simple, cloud-based catalog for AEC professionals to easily find products with product transparency information that qualify for the CHPS Criteria and other green building systems. In 2013, the CHPS Criteria incorporated credits for both EPDs (MW 7.1) and material health reporting (MW 10.1), in recognition of the importance of product transparency in helping to create sustainable, healthy school environments.