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

By Sustainable Minds on February 1, 2018

Recorded Tue, Jan 30, 2–3pm ET | 11–12pm PT

Avitru (formerly ARCOM) and Sustainable Minds are making it easier for building professionals, and your employees & partners to find, understand, select and specify products to construct higher-performing, greener & healthier buildings – all in one place.The result will have a tremendous impact on how decisions about building products get made.

In this special introductory webinar, we will give a tour of the SM Transparency Catalog and discuss how the cloud-based platforms of Avitru and Sustainable Minds will work together to provide credible and complete product transparency information.

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

By Sustainable Minds on February 1, 2018

Recorded Wed, Jan 31, 2–3pm ET | 11–12pm PT

Avitru (formerly ARCOM) and Sustainable Minds are making it easier for building professionals, and your employees & partners to find, understand, select and specify products to construct higher-performing, greener & healthier buildings – all in one place.The result will have a tremendous impact on how decisions about building products get made.

In this special introductory webinar, we will give a tour of the SM Transparency Catalog and discuss how the cloud-based platforms of Avitru and Sustainable Minds will work together to provide credible and complete product transparency information.

Education Webinar Series: It's ready! Announcing new guidance for creating product group benchmarks to make EPDs comparable

By Sustainable Minds on December 22, 2017

Recorded Dec 19 | Tues, 2–3pm ET / 11am PT

To all industry associations, manufacturers and building professionals,

Finally, a standardized way to make EPDs comparable.
This new document provides detailed guidelines, process examples and tools for creating a Benchmarking Addendum to a PCR. The addendum includes not only the additional rules needed to create an industry-wide EPD for use as a credible product group benchmark; it also includes how manufacturers can use it to make comparative claims.

Transparency is the New Green, Part 7: NEW Project Builder / Configurator & Library

By Sustainable Minds on December 21, 2017

Recorded Monday, December 18 | 2pm ET

Sustainable Minds and Knauf are leading the way making product transparency understandable AND actionable with this new solution. Now, all in one place, get quick access to transparency documents (EPDs, HPDs, Declare labels), learn what Knauf is doing to make its higher performing, greener & healthier products – and easily select, configure and specify to get them into your green building projects.

It’s ready! Announcing new guidance for creating product group benchmarks to make EPDs comparable.

By Sustainable Minds on December 1, 2017

Finally, a standardized way to make EPDs comparable. This guidance for creating product group benchmarks represents the completion of the draft benchmarking guidance introduced in July’s webinar.

This new document provides detailed guidelines, process examples, and tools for creating a Benchmarking Addendum to a PCR, which includes the additional rules needed to create an industry-wide EPD for use as a credible product group benchmark; AND how manufacturers can use it to make comparative claims.

Project Builder / Configurator & Library makes product transparency understandable AND actionable.

By Sustainable Minds on November 19, 2017

Special launch webinar | recorded Thurs, November 16 | 2pm ET

In response to the most urgent product transparency challenges:

  • the need for product transparency education across the industry
  • the ease of finding products with credible transparency information
  • the ability for manufacturers to demonstrate an ROI

CUSTOMER STORY WEBCAST SERIES: Transparency is the New Green, in Healthy, High Performance Schools Part 6: Armstrong Ceilings, Stego Industries & CHPS

By Sustainable Minds on October 30, 2017

Webinar recorded Thu, Oct 26 @ 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.

CUSTOMER STORY WEBCAST SERIES: Creating Knowledge Workers for the Greener Product Marketplace, Part 13: Graduate innovation & MBA educators using LCA to generate business / environmental benefits

By Sustainable Minds on August 23, 2017

Two business 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 life cycle 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.

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.

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