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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.

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With special guests

  • Simona Fischer Architect and Associate | MSR Design; AIA MN COTE Chair
  • Danny Noble Vice President, Proprietary Products | Bio-Plastic Solutions
  • Mark A. Nelson Specifications Manager | Roseburg Forest Products
  • Terry Swack, Founder & CEO | Sustainable Minds – Moderator

Join us to learn about:

  • How interior designers can make lower embodied carbon material selections
  • Each MFR's history and stories about their strategies, innovations and transparency journeys
  • Great project and application stories
  • What's new in the Transparency Catalog and the value to MFRs

Visit the Transparency Catalog to select, specify & procure their products.

Bio-Plastic Solutions is an industry leader in bioplastic engineering and the manufacturing of proprietary bio-based poly resins and products. BioEdge®, a bio-based edgebanding product that is ideal for tables, office work stations or cabinetry, is both a process and a product solution eliminating the use of oil and harmful chemicals, no longer needed to manufacture edgebanding.

Roseburg Forest Products is one of the largest sustainable wood products manufacturers in North America. We offer a full range of decorative, industrial and structural wood products through a nationwide network of industrial and wholesale distributors, national home centers, pro lumber yards, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), buying groups and custom laminators

The Transparency Catalog makes it super easy to find & specify greener and healthier products — and reward building product MFRs for making them. Now with 1,650+ brands across 27 CSI MasterFormat® divisions and 1,150+ sections. Find out why and how AECOs and MFRs use it.

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