COMMUNICATING PRODUCT TRANSPARENCY

Building occupants and owners want healthier spaces in which to to work, play and live. This is driving the demand to know more about the products that make up our buildings: where they come from and what exactly is in them. It is also driving demand for building certification programs such as the Living Building Challenge, the Well Building Standard, and LEED v4, which incorporate product transparency information and push for optimized product performance.

For sustainable projects, building project teams need better resources to easily identify and specify products that comply with varying forms of disclosure and optimization.

mindful MATERIALS was created to provide a practical means of incorporating transparency and optimization information into designers’ everyday work process.

 

THE POWER OF MINDFUL MATERIALS

The mindful MATERIALS library, powered by Origin, is an open collaborative engine for aggregating high quality sustainability information on products while minimizing redundant effort on the part of both manufacturers and designers.

Designed by the A+D community, mindful MATERIALS is the practical product selection tool design teams need to incorporate product transparency information into their real-time decisions. With vetting by the mindful MATERIALS team and BuildingGreen, as well as verified data directly from partnering auditors/certifiers, confidence in the data is strong.

Powered by Origin, mindful MATERIALS is a multi-platform solution for communicating your products transparency and optimization efforts across your entire network. As Origin adds network partners and mindful MATERIALS adds users, participating manufacturers see their information management efforts go down and ROI for certification and transparency efforts goes up.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

TELL YOUR TRANSPARENCY STORY

mM manufacturers recognize the value and importance of transparency and disclosure and have committed to transforming the materials marketplace. Join the growing list of manufacturers making an impact on the future of our industry!

DATA EXCHANGE

The mindful MATERIALS Library, powered by Origin, supports open data exchange; product information can be shared across certification and software platforms, and will be exportable to common data formats.

MINDFUL MATERIALS STARTS WITH YOU

A key individual at your company will be responsible for uploading your mindful MATERIALS product information to create your company’s database within the Library. The Collaborative will then review the information for accuracy before it is made publicly available. (For minimum requirements, please review User Guide.) As new products or data is released or revisions are required, manufacturers make updates directly through the portal. This assures designers are accessing the most current information. Your sales force will be able to access this database for labeling in design firm libraries.  

Along the way, the mindful MATERIALS administration team will be available to answer questions. You’ll also have the opportunity to inform the ongoing evolution of mindful MATERIALS by participating in our community dialogues.

 

THE LIBRARY

The mindful MATERIALS Library, powered by Origin, is a searchable database where users can find architectural building products that have various transparency and sustainability attributes. Users can access specific product data from all participating manufacturers in the mM Library.


mM LABEL

The Transparency Label – a simple 1 x 4 inch sticker - translates key transparency and optimization information from the database where architecture and design firms can place it directly on product binders in resource libraries, making easy to identify products with disclosed or optimized content. As the database is updated, local reps update product labels during regular visits.


BUILDINGGREEN

mindful MATERIALS is honored to have BuildingGreen as its technical advisory partner. Their industry leading knowledge and research helps ensure that mM content is the best available.


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The mindful MATERIALS Library is powered by Originan international cloud-based data hub enabling material data exchange between manufacturers, auditors, A+D, and industry software. Our Technology Partner, GIGA is proud to support mM by providing the Origin platform to advance the curation and accessibility of transparency information.