Partners

Sustainable Minds partners with industry-leading innovators to integrate environmental sustainability into mainstream product development and manufacturing.

From conception to construction, AVITRU empowers architects, engineers, contractors and owners to make better, faster decisions. As the developer of MasterSpec®, the most trusted and comprehensive master guide specification system in the industry, Avitru has leveraged its position in the market to launch a cloud-based platform that enables the collaborative exchange of expert knowledge to design, build, and operate a better built environment. With some of the most highly regarded experts in the industry, the Avitru team is committed to construct a world where better building leads to better lives.

Previously known as ARCOM LLC, Avitru LLC is a portfolio company of Alpine Investors and a strategic partner of the American Institute of Architects. Follow the company @avitrusoftware and learn more at avitru.com

The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, created the nation's first green building rating program developed especially for school learning environments. The mission of CHPS is to make every school an ideal place to learn. A mission to nationally foster well-designed, constructed, operated, and maintained K-12 educational facilities that enhance student performance; positively impact student, teacher, and staff health and wellness; make education more enjoyable and rewarding; and promote positive environmental stewardship. That is why CHPS works with schools and experts to make changes to ensure that every child has the best possible learning environment with the smallest impact on the planet. To date, over three hundred CHPS Verified schools have been built nationwide. For more information visit our website at www.chps.net.

ecomedes is a cloud-based software platform dedicated to simplifying sustainability for our clients and their customers. Our platform is designed to leverage product data during product selection. ecomedes helps brands grow sales and market share by simplifying storytelling, improving product positioning and streamlining product and project analysis.

Founded in 1944, NSF International is a global independent public health and safety organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). NSF International has been collaborating with the World Health Organization since 1997 in water quality and safety, food safety and indoor environments.

NSF Sustainability draws upon this expertise to help companies green their products, operations, systems and supply chains. NSF also founded the National Center for Sustainability Standards, a national initiative to support the development of sustainability standard activities. Additional NSF services include NSF Education and Training, safety audits for the food and water industries, nutritional/dietary supplement certification, organic certification provided by QAI (Quality Assurance International) and management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR). 

The POC was formed to provide more useful environmental product transparency solutions and to reduce complexity in the marketplace by:

  • Standardizing how LCA-based standards for reporting product environmental performance get created
  • Providing improved reports to help decision-makers specify materials and products
  • Combining efforts to improve access to and recognition of manufacturers’ product declarations

With the proliferation of program operators, complex reporting requirements and an increased demand for these services, our members recognized the value of pooling resources, jointly conducting outreach, education and communications and promoting the overall use of PCRs, LCAs and EPDs in the marketplace. This unprecedented relationship brings increased uniformity, greater recognition and visibility for your product transparency work and greater value to decision-makers when specifying your materials or products. programoperators.org