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Transparency is the New Green in product selection, specification & procurement: Material Disclosure Miniseries, Part 3 of 3 - Understanding Declare & Living Products

By Sustainable Minds on June 15, 2022

Recorded Tue, Jun 7, 2-3pm ET

Meet the leading material ingredient disclosure programs (Declare & Living Product Challenge, Health Product Declaration, Cradle to Cradle Certified®) helping AECOs and MFRs make better decisions about materials used in products and projects. While the disclosures from all the programs contribute to green building rating system materials credits, each provides different information.

Transparency is the New Green in product selection, specification & procurement: Material Disclosure Miniseries, Part 1 of 3 - Understanding Cradle to Cradle Certified®

By Sustainable Minds on April 16, 2022

Recorded Tue, Nov 9, 2–3pm ET

Meet the leading material ingredient disclosure programs (C2C, HPD, Declare) helping AECOs and MFRs make better decisions about materials used in products and projects. While the disclosures from all the programs contribute to green building rating system materials credits, each provides different information.

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: 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.

Sustainable Minds Announces Transparency Catalog v3.0: Now with all Declare® labels AND all HPDs and environmental product declarations (EPD) for building products in North America, with even more powerful MasterFormat® filtering

By Sustainable Minds on September 14, 2020

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.

Cambridge, MA, September 14, 2020 – Sustainable Minds today announced the availability of the Transparency Catalog v3.0, continuing the company’s commitment to deliver simple, easy to use and powerful tools. With this release, architecture, engineering, construction professionals and owners (AECOs) can now find all manufacturers and the Declare labels and Living Product certifications for their products in each CSI MasterFormat® division and section – in 1 click.

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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