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Webcast: The SM Material Health Overview – The Launch | International Living Future Institute

By Sustainable Minds on October 6, 2015

Partner Webcast Series, Second of 4
Recorded Thur, Sept 24 | 2pm ET/11am PT

Join Terry Swack, Sustainable Minds Founder & CEO and James Connelly, Director of the Living Product Challenge at the International Living Future Institute to learn about the differences and benefits of the material health evaluation programs and how Declare label can:

  • Help manufacturers make better PRODUCT design decisions
  • Help AEC professionals make better PROJECT design decisions
  • Be used to create a Material Health Overview to transform disclosure into brand value by integrating product transparency into product marketing.

Also, Kristen Girts, Assoc. Quality Engineer at TOTO USA will discuss her process and experience of doing LCA and material health evaluation concurrently.

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Webcast: The SM Material Health Overview – The Launch | Health Product Declaration (HPDC)

By Sustainable Minds on October 6, 2015

Partner Webcast Series, First of 4
Recorded Thur, Sept 24 | 2pm ET/11am PT

Join Terry Swack, Sustainable Minds Founder & CEO and Wendy Vittori, HPDC Executive Director to learn about the differences and benefits of the material health evaluation programs and how HPD results can:

  • Help manufacturers make better PRODUCT design decisions
  • Help AEC professionals make better PROJECT design decisions
  • Be used to create a Material Health Overview to transform disclosure into brand value by integrating product transparency into product marketing.

Sustainable Minds, the first cloud software provider and program operator to focus on simplified and understandable environmental reporting, has introduced the SM Material Health Overview (MHO) — the next in its suite of Transparency Products.

Webcast: Creating Knowledge Workers for the Greener Product Marketplace, Part 10: Making Scalable Solutions

By Sustainable Minds on June 26, 2015

On May 28th, we held the tenth in a series of webcasts featuring educators from leading colleges and universities demonstrating how Sustainable Minds is being used in education. Modeling product concepts is the start of a journey to scaling production. Environmental performance can be included every step of the way. Learn from educators with diverse backgrounds, how they are working with students to advance and inform product design through life cycle thinking. They will share how they use Sustainable Minds to engage students in the essential conversation about measuring and interpreting results.

Introducing 2015 SM Transparency Report™ Framework & Program From ‘disclosure’ to brand value: Integrating product transparency into product marketing

By Sustainable Minds on March 11, 2015

Webcast recorded Tues, March 10, 2pm ET/11am PT

Our intent this year is to shift mindsets and offer product manufacturers more ways to leverage their product transparency investments to create business value. Thus, our theme is: From ‘disclosure’ to brand value: Integrating product transparency into product marketing.

Webcast recording: Integrating Environmental Performance and Material Health Reporting

By Sustainable Minds on February 17, 2015

PARTNER SERIES WEBCAST
Recorded Tues, February 17 | 2pm ET/11am PT

Reporting environmental performance AND/OR material health of products is rapidly becoming a specification requirement for LEED v4 projects. Manufacturers are trying to determine:

  • which type of reporting to do first;
  • whether to do both; and
  • the value of providing this information at all.

Webcast: Creating Knowledge Workers for the Greener Product Marketplace, Part 9: Systems thinking + LCA metrics = sustainable progress

By Sustainable Minds on November 21, 2014

On November 18th, we held the ninth in a series of webcasts featuring educators from leading colleges and universities demonstrating how Sustainable Minds is being used in education. This webcast showcases three educators with diverse backgrounds as they discuss how they are working with students to further systems thinking, understand environmental performance and use Sustainable Minds to measure impacts, interpret results and create actionable recommendations.

The SM Transparency Report™ Program: A step change innovation in the PCR/EPD process

By Sustainable Minds on October 8, 2014

With Greenbuild just around the corner and interest in LEED v4 and product transparency increasing amongst manufacturers and their customers, there’s concern that building product manufacturers won’t be ready.

The SM Transparency Report™ Program is a step change innovation in the PCR/EPD process to standardize, harmonize and make product transparency reporting understandable and meaningful, it’s also faster, scalable, cost efficient and user-friendly.

It is based on these fundamental ideas:

Webcast: Creating Knowledge Workers for the Greener Product Marketplace, Part 8: Using LCA to analyze and visualize possibilities

By Sustainable Minds on August 29, 2014

On August 28th, we held the eighth in a series of webcasts featuring educators from leading colleges and universities demonstrating how Sustainable Minds is being used in education. Life cycle thinking is now being taught across a wide range of disciplines. Learn how different programs are implementing unique approaches with a common e-learning solution. Professor Meo will share how he got started and the progress over 4 years, including the evolution of the curriculum and the impact on the growth of the program. We will also be learning how Dr. Bouldin introduced undergraduate business students to the complexity of creating everyday products and visualizing a sustainable supply chain.

SM Transparency Report™ Framework: Product group definitions - How to create, comment on and use

By Sustainable Minds on July 30, 2014

SM Transparency Report™ Program
Simplifying and standardizing product transparency reporting
Webcast recorded on Tuesday, July 29, 2pm ET

The increased demand for transparency and greener products requires a comprehensive solution. The SM Transparency Report Program creates a market-facing deliverable that does more than help your customers 'check a box.'

On our last webcast, we introduced the program's methodology, the SM Transparency Report Framework – a re-engineered product category rule (PCR) development process. Based on EN15804+A1 and in compliance with ISO 14040-44 and 14025, the framework provides a comprehensive LCA-based, time and cost-efficient, harmonized and user-friendly way to create product group definitions to enhance consistency in product transparency reporting.

SM Transparency Report™ Framework: Introduction and comparison to ISO14025 type III environmental declarations

By Sustainable Minds on June 24, 2014

Webcast recorded Tue, June 24, 2014

Last week, Sustainable Minds launched the SM Transparency Report™ Program, an alternative to the PCR/EPD process with equivalent credibility, verification – plus much more.

This week, we invite you to join us for an introduction to the program's methodology – the SM Transparency Report Framework.

Based on EN15804+A1 and in compliance with ISO 14040-44 and 14025, the framework provides a comprehensive LCA-based, harmonized and user-friendly way to create product group definitions to enhance consistency in product transparency reporting. It then delivers a strategic marketing and lead generation tool to inform greener purchase decisions by making LCA and environmental performance information understandable and meaningful.

You will learn on this webcast: