Perspectives on greener product development and manufacturing from Sustainable Minds, our partners, customers and contributors.

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We are extremely proud to be a 2018 Cleantech Open national sponsor.

By Sustainable Minds on July 16, 2018

As an in-kind sponsor, Sustainable Minds is offering a free 6-month subscription to its SM Eco-concept + LCA software for all members of the 2018 CTO cohort.

https://cleantechopen.org/en/page/national-sponsors-en

We kicked things off with the webinar: “Hands-on Training in Life Cycle Thinking & LCA for Cleantech Entrepreneurs.” The webinar provided an introduction to life cycle thinking and LCA and how to use the software in early stage product development to make informed trade-off decisions that can dramatically reduce impacts and drive innovation — in products, business models and systems.

Transparency is the New Green in Healthy, High Performance Schools: Part 9: Oregon Door, CEMCO & CHPS

By Sustainable Minds on June 25, 2018

Recorded Tue, June 26, 2–3pm ET

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

Creating Knowledge Workers for the Greener Product Marketplace Part 14: Hands-on training in life cycle thinking & LCA for execs

By Sustainable Minds on June 20, 2018

Recorded Wed, June 20 | 11am ET / 8am PT

Environmental performance as a criteria for product design is here to stay.

Evaluating, measuring & reporting on environmental performance has become an ordinary cost of doing business.

Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection and Specification: Information Anxiety & Information – Manufacturer's webinar

By Sustainable Minds on May 17, 2018

Recorded Tue, May 9, 2–3pm ET | 11–12pm PT

Product transparency is causing information anxiety.

"Information anxiety is the human cost of information overload. It is produced by the ever-widening gap between what we understand and what we think we should understand. It is the black hole between data and knowledge, and what happens when information doesn't tell us what we want or need to know. Raw data can be information, but unless it can be made to inform, it has no inherent value. It must be imbued with form and applied to become meaningful information. Yet, in our information-hungry era, data is often allowed to masquerade as information."

– Richard Saul Wurman, acclaimed architect, TED conference founder, author of Information Anxiety, defined the discipline of information architecture

Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection and Specification: Information Anxiety & Information – AEC's webinar

By Sustainable Minds on May 17, 2018

Recorded Tue, May 8, 2–3pm ET | 11–12pm PT

Product transparency is causing information anxiety.

"Information anxiety is the human cost of information overload. It is produced by the ever-widening gap between what we understand and what we think we should understand. It is the black hole between data and knowledge, and what happens when information doesn't tell us what we want or need to know. Raw data can be information, but unless it can be made to inform, it has no inherent value. It must be imbued with form and applied to become meaningful information. Yet, in our information-hungry era, data is often allowed to masquerade as information."

– Richard Saul Wurman, acclaimed architect, TED conference founder, author of Information Anxiety, defined the discipline of information architecture

Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection and Specification: Trend Report Deep Dive: PCRs & EPDs – Manufacturers' webinar

By Sustainable Minds on March 29, 2018

Recorded Tue, Mar 28, 2–3pm ET | 11–12pm PT

2017 Product Transparency Trend Report:
From Innovation to Early Adoption to Early Mainstream

Since the introduction of LEED v4 and product transparency, new expectations and definitions of high-performance buildings have emerged. What's been happening? In this educational webinar, we will continue to explore and understand the findings from this comprehensive report by Sustainable Minds.

In last month's webinar, we unveiled the report's overall findings. This month we will take a deep dive and examine environmental impact reporting trends of the past 5 years.

Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection and Specification: Trend Report Deep Dive: PCRs & EPDs – AECs' webinar

By Sustainable Minds on March 29, 2018

Recorded Tue, Mar 27, 2–3pm ET | 11–12pm PT

2017 Product Transparency Trend Report:
From Innovation to Early Adoption to Early Mainstream

Since the introduction of LEED v4 and product transparency, new expectations and definitions of high-performance buildings have emerged. What's been happening? In this educational webinar, we will continue to explore and understand the findings from this comprehensive report by Sustainable Minds.

In last month's webinar, we unveiled the report's overall findings. This month we will take a deep dive and examine environmental impact reporting trends of the past 5 years.

Transparency is the New Green in Healthy, High Performance Schools: Part 8: Excel Dryer, AEP Span & CHPS

By Sustainable Minds on March 15, 2018

Recorded Tue, Mar 13, 2–3pm ET | 11–12pm PT

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

Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection and Specification: Bringing product transparency to the mainstream in 2018 – Manufacturers' webinar, #2

By Sustainable Minds on March 3, 2018

Recorded Wed, Feb 28, 2–3pm ET | 11–12pm PT

2017 Product Transparency Trend Report: From Innovation to Early Adoption to Early Mainstream

Since the introduction of LEED v4 and product transparency, new expectations and definitions of a 'greener and healthier' built environment have emerged. What's been happening? In this educational webinar, we will present the findings from this comprehensive report from Sustainable Minds.

Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection and Specification: Bringing product transparency to the mainstream in 2018 – AECs' webinar, #2

By Sustainable Minds on March 3, 2018

Recorded Tue, Feb 27, 2–3pm ET | 11–12pm PT

2017 Product Transparency Trend Report: From Innovation to Early Adoption to Early Mainstream

Since the introduction of LEED v4 and product transparency, new expectations and definitions of a 'greener and healthier' built environment have emerged. What's been happening? In this educational webinar, we will present the findings from this comprehensive report from Sustainable Minds.