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 and Specification: The evolution of EPDs to help make better design decisions

By Sustainable Minds on July 25, 2019

Recorded Tue, July 23, 11–12pm ET

Are you able to use EPDs to make informed decisions about which products actually have better environmental performance?

In this webinar, three LCA and EPD experts will discuss the ongoing evolution of EPDs and the marketplace demand driving the change in the building & construction industry.

Innovating a Greener Future: Radical Plastics & Techstyle Materials

By Sustainable Minds on May 17, 2019

Recorded Tue, Apr 30, 11–12pm ET

The Cleantech Open runs the world’s largest clean technology accelerator program. Meet 2018 National Winner, Radical Plastics and Northeast Finalist, Techstyle Materials.

Sustainable Minds is proud to be a national in-kind sponsor, offering a free subscription to our SM Eco-concept + LCA software to the 2018 CTO Cohort to improve their products' environmental performance by integrating life cycle thinking and LCA into their product development processes.

Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection and Specification: Part 10: Roppe & ISE Logik

By Sustainable Minds on February 25, 2019

Recorded Wed, Feb 20, 11–12pm ET

Welcome to our webcast series featuring manufacturers making credibly greener and healthier products. Learn how they are working to understand and improve the environmental performance and material health of their products.

Roppe is celebrating over 60 years as a leading manufacturer in the commercial flooring industry. We have consciously chosen to be part of the solution. From tiles and treads to wall base and adhesives, our products meet high environmental standards without compromising color selection, performance, durability or style.

Transparency is the New Green In Product Selection and Specification: Everything you always wanted to know about EPDs – but were afraid to ask.

By Sustainable Minds on November 13, 2018

Recorded Wed, Nov 7 | 11am ET

Recorded Wed, Nov 20 | 11am ET

Are you able to use EPDs to make informed decisions about which products actually have better environmental performance?
If you answered “not really,” it’s not you, it’s us.

Transparency is the New Green: Meet BREEAM, the world's 1st green building rating system

By Sustainable Minds on October 18, 2018

Recorded Wed, Oct 10 | 2pm ET, 11am PT

BREEM USA delivered by bre

There are now six green building rating systems for North America that reward product transparency. With the increasing demand for products with better environmental performance and material health to build high-performance buildings, it is important to understand all the options for green building certification and how performance is measured to determine which best fits your project.

WEBINAR: GreenCE, Elixir Environmental, Sustainable Minds: Product Transparency and Specification – A Guide

By Sustainable Minds on September 10, 2018

Recorded Mon, Sep 10, 2018 12 – 12:30pm EDT
Presenters: Terry Swack, CEO, Sustainable Minds
Tara Blank, Founder, Elixir Environmental

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Environmental impact and material health are performance criteria, now part of ‘high performance’ building. Specification decisions for green building projects are increasingly being made based on whether or not products have transparency documentation.

Transparency is the New Green In Product Selection and Specification: Sales enablement solutions for today's urgent product transparency challenges

By Sustainable Minds on August 21, 2018

Recorded Thurs, Aug 16 | 2pm ET, 11am PT

As you likely know, the challenges facing the mainstreaming of product transparency are complex. As such, solutions must be designed from a deep understanding of the entire process – disclosure creation, sales, marketing and specification – and for all users in the process.

Transparency is the New Green Part 10: Project Builder / Configurator & Library Making product transparency understandable, meaningful & actionable

By Sustainable Minds on August 6, 2018

recorded Thurs, Aug 2 | 2pm ET, 11am PT

Dear design professional, We are inviting you to attend this webinar because you are involved in making material selection and specification decisions.

Designed specifically with you in mind, we will demo and discuss the benefits of using the Knauf Showroom with Project Builder / Configurator and Library in the SM Transparency Catalog.

We are extremely proud to be a 2018 Cleantech Open national sponsor.

By Sustainable Minds on July 16, 2018

As an in-kind sponsor, Sustainable Minds is offering a free 6-month subscription to its SM Eco-concept + LCA software for all members of the 2018 CTO cohort.

https://cleantechopen.org/en/page/national-sponsors-en

We kicked things off with the webinar: “Hands-on Training in Life Cycle Thinking & LCA for Cleantech Entrepreneurs.” The webinar provided an introduction to life cycle thinking and LCA and how to use the software in early stage product development to make informed trade-off decisions that can dramatically reduce impacts and drive innovation — in products, business models and systems.

Transparency is the New Green in Healthy, High Performance Schools: Part 9: Oregon Door, CEMCO & CHPS

By Sustainable Minds on June 25, 2018

Recorded Tue, June 26, 2–3pm ET

Welcome to our webcast series featuring manufacturers making credibly greener & healthier products and are involved with CHPS. Learn how they are working to understand and improve the environmental performance and material health of their products.