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: MSR Design, Bio-Plastic Solutions and Roseburg Forest Products

By Sustainable Minds on December 23, 2021

Recorded Tue, Nov 9, 2–3pm ET

Should interior designers care about embodied carbon?

In many building typologies, interior spaces are renovated and refreshed many times during the lifetime of the building, equaling or even surpassing the embodied carbon (EC) of the structure and envelope. However, data and modeling tools for interior designers have lagged as the perception that EC from structure and envelope are substantially greater.

A recent study from MSR Design examines the embodied carbon in casework / millwork materials and countertops, building on research from the Carbon Leadership Forum. Join us to learn about measuring and comparing the embodied carbon impact of casework, countertops and furniture in your designs and meet two manufacturers creating lower embodied carbon materials for these applications.

Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection, Specification & Procurement: GATE Precast & Master Builders Solutions – Sustainable Construction

By Sustainable Minds on December 15, 2021

Recorded Thu, Dec 9, 2–3pm ET

Improving concrete & chemical products / solutions.

Concrete & steel are high impact materials and also the most widely used. Meet two MFRs providing products and solutions to simplify and streamline the construction process to help building owners, design professionals, concrete producers and contractors to build and restore structures, more sustainably.

Transparency is the New Green in product selection, specification & procurement: Accelerating Transition to a Circular Economy - Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Reuse

By Sustainable Minds on October 30, 2021

Recorded Wed, Oct 27, 3–4pm ET

Today, manufacturing accounts for 25% of U.S. energy consumption at a cost of $150 billion. Industry is the 3rd largest contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at 22%. REMADE's experts & partners are working to reduce these amounts.

A $140M, 130-member public-private partnership, REMADE Institute funds & accelerates the U.S. transition to a Circular Economy through development of cutting-edge sustainable manufacturing technologies to make real, near-term environmental and economic impacts.

Transparency is the New Green in product selection, specification & procurement: Creating LEED v4.1 Optimized EPDs: USGBC, Owens Corning & Advanced Fiber Technology

By Sustainable Minds on July 6, 2021

Performance improvement matters.

LEED v4.1 rewards the use of higher performing products. The range of report types included in the EPD Option 2: Embodied Carbon/LCA Optimization credit now makes it possible for manufacturers of all sizes and stages in their transparency journeys to demonstrate how they are credibly achieving measurable improvements.

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.

Find your products for WELL v2, in 1 click

By Sustainable Minds on November 6, 2020

Recorded Thu, Nov 5, 12–12:30 ET

Architects, engineers, contractors, owners & MFRs
Finding products for WELL v2, in 1 click

With 4,788 projects encompassing over 675 million square feet applying the WELL Building Standard across 64 countries, it is the leading tool for advancing health and well-being in buildings globally.

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.