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

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Transparency is the New Green in product selection, specification & procurement: Building Better PreK–14 Schools: CHPS, Oregon Door & Group14 Engineering

By Sustainable Minds on June 10, 2021

Recorded Thu, June 10, 12–1pm ET

The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) is the pioneer in healthy, green school criteria. CHPS Criteria has been used in 100s of PreK–14 building projects across the country. 200+ design teams are currently participating in CHPS verification programs. Used in many of the largest school districts, its influence stretches across the country promoting the importance of healthy, environmentally friendly materials in construction and operation.

Transparency is the New Green in product selection, specification & procurement: Getting Started with Transparency & Material Health Using HPDs & the Transparency Catalog

By Sustainable Minds on June 2, 2021

Recorded Wed, May 19, 2–3pm ET

The Health Product Declaration® (HPD) Open Standard is the most widely used transparency and material health reporting method in the building industry, with over 8,000 published HPD reports representing over 20,000 building products.

Transparency is the New Green in product selection, specification & procurement: Using the EC3 tool & Transparency Catalog to make lower embodied carbon decisions

By Sustainable Minds on April 20, 2021

Recorded Thu, Apr 15, 11–12pm ET

It's been a year since our first webinar together. Using EPDs to select products with lower embodied carbon still isn't simple, but the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) has been changing that.

13,000 people have signed up for EC3 tool accounts since going live at Greenbuild 2019! A collaborative, open-source industry-led sustainability platform, the EC3 tool helps professionals make better decisions about embodied carbon in construction, and enables supply chain accountability.

Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection and Specification, Part 19: Continuus Materials, FreeAxez and Arup – Circular Building Materials

By Sustainable Minds on March 3, 2021

Recorded Wed, Feb 24, 12–1pm ET

Welcome to our webinar series featuring building product MFRs making credibly greener & healthier products. Whether you're a MFR or an AECO you'll find value in hearing these leaders share stories about their strategies, innovations and transparency journeys.

This webinar will explore how the industry is moving towards circular economy principles that mitigate climate change, minimize waste and maximize reuse.

Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection and Specification: 2021 Product Transparency Trend Report – NEW Analytics Dashboard for MFRs

By Sustainable Minds on February 14, 2021

Recorded Wed, Feb 3, 2–3pm ET

Since the 2016 Transparency Catalog launch, Sustainable Minds has been tracking and reporting on product transparency growth and trends. Now we want to share our analytics tools with you, manufacturers, by introducing a revolutionary approach to providing performance data.

We are providing our trend tracking tools to MFRs.

Finding C2C Certified products, in 1 click

By Sustainable Minds on December 26, 2020

Recorded Thu, Dec 17, 12–12:30 ET

Architects, engineers, contractors, owners & MFRs
Finding C2C Certified products, in 1 click

The Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Certified™ Product Standard is the world’s most advanced standard for safe, circular and responsible materials and products. From window treatments to flooring, thousands of building products and materials are C2C Certified.

Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection and Specification Part 18: ILFI, Mohawk, Knauf Insulation

By Sustainable Minds on November 19, 2020

Recorded Wed, Nov 18, 2–3pm ET

Welcome to our webinar series featuring building product MFRs making credibly greener & healthier products. Whether you're a MFR or an AECO you'll find value in hearing these product and marketing leaders share stories about their transparency journeys, strategies and innovations.

This webinar also celebrates our partnership with the International Living Future Institute and their API integration in Transparency Catalog v3.0. Now all MFRs with Declare Labels and Living Product Certifications are findable in each MasterFormat® section in 1 click.

Introducing Transparency Catalog v3.0 Every Declare label, HPD and EPD in N. America with CSI MasterFormat filtering

By Sustainable Minds on September 27, 2020

Recorded Mon, Sep 21, 12–12:30

Architects, engineers, contractors, owners & MFRs
Do even more in 1 click.

Now with 1,500+ brands, across 25 CSI MasterFormat® divisions and 800 sections, Transparency Catalog v3.0 provides deeper and more useful integration of partner data plus new tools that make it even easier to work the way you want, to get the best results – fast.

Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection and Specification Part 17: GAF & Isolatek

By Sustainable Minds on September 27, 2020

Recorded September 24, 2–3pm

Welcome to our webinar series featuring building product MFRs making credibly greener & healthier products. Whether you're a MFR or an AECO you'll find value in hearing these product and marketing leaders share stories about their transparency journeys, strategies and innovations.

This week's stories are particularly interesting to hear together, one that's been investing in transparency for years and one that's more recently started.

Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection and Specification Part 16: Excel Dryer on Air vs. Paper PLUS Transparency Catalog v3.0 sneak preview!

By Sustainable Minds on July 24, 2020

Recorded Tue, Jul 21, 2–3pm ET

Welcome to our webinar series featuring building product MFRs making credibly greener & healthier products. Both MFRs and AECOs will find value in hearing product and marketing leaders share stories about their transparency journeys, strategies and innovations.

For over 50 years, Excel Dryer has been manufacturing the finest American made hand dryers featuring the XLERATOR® Hand Dryer.
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