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

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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.

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.