THE FOUNDATION

mindful MATERIALS is an inclusive network of building industry professionals and companies that share a common vision for a thriving building materials ecosystem. We work together on transformative yet practical solutions to create and support this ecosystem through our standard daily practices.


STEERING GROUP

The mindful MATERIALS Collaborative Steering Group is responsible for defining and tracking the Collaborative’s goals and direction following feedback loops with the Advisory and Working Groups. The Steering Group also defines the mindful MATERIALS Program - the tools, resources and best-practice guidelines that are developed and communicated to Program Collaborative users.

 

steering group MEMBERS

Tim Conway, Shaw Contract – Ohio

Ryan Dick, GIGA – Chicago

Mary Dickinson, Perkins+Will - Dallas

Jeff Frost, Brightworks Sustainability – Portland

Steve Kooy, Intertek – Grand Rapids

Lona Rerick, ZGF – Portland

Brent Trenga, Kingspan Insulated Panels – DeLand

Janna Wandzilak, Delos – New York

Julie Wellik, HKS – San Francisco

 

HONORARY MEMBERS

Ed Clark, ZGF – Seattle
Nancy Hulsey – Dallas
Jennifer Atlee, Prosoco – Montague
Jasmine Madson, HKS – Dallas  


ADVISORY GROUP

The Advisory Group provides market insights and strategic recommendations to the Steering Group. Advisory Group Members also serve as key advocates of the mindful MATERIALS Program and encourage its adoption and growth throughout the building industry. Advisory Group feedback and expertise is frequently sought to inform decisions made by the Steering and Working Groups.

advisory group MEMBERS

Linda Sorrento, Principal Sustainable Practice – Cornelius

Kirk Teske, HKS – Dallas

Amanda von Almen, Salesforce – San Francisco


 

WORKING GROUPS

Volunteer-led Working Groups are the core champions of mindful MATERIALS. Each Working Group is empowered to drive and advance the mindful MATERIALS Program by developing resources, providing guidance, communicating with the industry and mindful MATERIALS Collaborative members, and by contributing to the overall growth of mindful MATERIALS. Working Groups give mM Collaborative stakeholders a voice by providing regular feedback to the Steering Group to guide mindful MATERIALS Program goals, strategies and decisions.

mindful MATERIALS’ success depends on these volunteers, this page acknowledges their invaluable expertise, time and commitment to transparency.

 

 

CONTENT WORKING GROUP (CWG)

The Content Working Group (CWG) identifies the criteria (certifications, labels, general information, etc.) that will be recognized and included in the mindful MATERIALS Library. The goal of the CWG is to review each new criteria, in detail, and determine how each one maps across the reporting categories within the mindful MATERIALS Library. 


The Furniture Working Group (FWG) is a sub-group within the Content Working Group. The FWG determines the appropriate criteria to be included for furniture content in the mM Library. The goals of the FWG are to encourage furniture manufacturers to submit product information on currently-incorporated sustainable characteristics and increase awareness of emerging concerns for both manufacturers and users of the mM Library.

Content working group Members

* denotes Working Group Chair, ^ denotes FWG member

Gemma Antoniewicz, GreenCircle Certified – Royersford

Tracy Backus^, Teknion – Washington DC

Annie Bevan, Superior Essex – Philadelphia

Leilanie Bruce^, Brightworks Sustainability – New York

Arthur Clarke, Aspecta N.A + Metroflor Corp. – Calhoun

Jan Concepcion, HUS Architecture – Chicago

Andrea Cooper, Living Future Institute – Seattle

Alison Crossley, Choate Construction – West Milton

Mikhail Davis, Interface – San Francisco

Ryan Dick, GIGA – Chicago

Mary Dickinson^, Perkins + Will – Dallas

Stacey Foreman^, Government of Portland – Portland

Jeff Frost, Brightworks Sustainability – Portland

Lisa Goodwin Robins, Kalin Associates – Boston

Anjanette Green, GIGA – Seattle

Jean Hansen^, HDR – San Francisco

Dustin Heiler^, Steelcase

Silke Holzwar, Dormakaba

Elise LaPaglia, Texas

Judy Levin^, CEH – San Francisco

Luke Leung^, Humanscale – Hartford

Tanya Mejia, Perkins Eastman – Washington DC

Livia Nogueira Divino, Hilti

Nassreen Olang, Owens Corning – Columbus

William Paddock, WAP Sustainability – Nashville

Lona Rerick, ZGF – Portland

Karen Righthand*, SCS Global Services – Emeryville

Tristan Roberts, HPDC

Alex Setmajer, Brightworks Sustainability – Portland

Janna Wandzilak, Delos – New York

Tina Wong, HUS Architecture – Chicago


OUTREACH WORKING GROUP (OWG)

The Outreach Working Group (OWG) is the communications and engagement arm of the mindful MATERIALS Collaborative. The goal of the Outreach Working Group is to spearhead user engagement of the platform by building sponsorship opportunities, hosting events, and creating and maintaining external marketing tools to support all program activity. The Outreach Working Group also manages member communication and resources, website content, and social media.


outreach working group Members

* denotes Working Group Chair

Rebecca Best*, GIGA – Montreal

Valerie Caruolo, Hord Coplan Macht – Virginia

Allison Friedman, Rate It Green – Boston

Carrie Gerstenberger, NBBJ – Seattle

Cassidy Green, Brightworks Sustainability – Portland

Elizabeth Lockwood, Art Institute of Portland – Portland

Kimberly Lombardozzi, Wight & Company – Chicago

Candon Murphy, MG2 – Seattle

Emily Odell, Organized Corp – Denver

Yasha Ogg, Emersion Design – Cincinnati

Allison Smith, HKS – Dallas

Sara Tepfer, Arup – San Francisco

Alexa Williams, ZGF – Seattle


REVIEW WORKING GROUP (RWG)

The Review Working Group (RWG) responds to manufacturer requests to publish their content in the mindful MATERIALS Library. Reviews consist of checking for synchronicity between documents, ensuring documentation links are working, and verifying certificates are current and are tied to the product listed. Reviewers may also suggest additional information be added to augment each listing, such as placement of other transparency initiatives including but not limited to GRI reporting, Manufacturer Responsibility Programs or CSR programs, to name a few. Once edits are completed, products are made visible in the mindful MATERIALS library. The entire review process typically takes between 2 - 4 weeks. To review publishing requirements, see here.

review working group members

* denotes Working Group Chair

Tara Blank, Elixir Environmental – Ridgefield

Lisa Denlinger, SmithGroupJJR – Phoenix

Brent Ehrlich, BuildingGreen – Brattleboro

Jeff Frost, Brightworks Sustainability – Portland

Erica Godun*, Ware Malcomb – Woodbridge

Anjanette Green, GIGA – Seattle

Kimberly Lombardozzi, Wight & Company – Chicago

Josée Lupien, Vertima – Quebec City

Madeleine Malone, Flad Architects – San Francisco

Tanya Mejia, Perkins Eastman – Washington DC

Matt Van Duinen*, WAP Sustainability – Chattanooga

Janna Wandzilak, Delos – New York


PORTAL WORKING GROUP (PWG)

The Portal Working Group (PWG) is charged with ensuring that the mindful MATERIALS Library is increasingly robust yet progressively intuitive for a diverse group of stakeholders, thereby securing its reputation as the most effective and easy-to-use guide in the sourcing of transparent and healthy building materials. The members of the PWG accomplish this by establishing best-practices, channeling industry feedback about the mindful MATERIALS Library interface to Origin’s software development team, and crafting & prioritizing concepts for enhancements and new features.

The PWG also includes an Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) Task Force that solely explores ways to link mM data to existing AEC workflows.

portal working group members

* denotes Working Group Chair, ^ denotes AEC Task Force member

Marjorie Anderson^, Miller Hull – Seattle

Arthur Clarke*, Aspecta N.A + Metroflor Corp. – Calhoun

Amy Costello, Armstrong Flooring – Lancaster

Dana Davis, Ecore – Lancaster

Ryan Dick^, GIGA – Chicago

Jill Edelman^, ZGF – Los Angeles

Kayleigh Gregory, Mohawk – Calhoun

Leanne Hensley^, L. Hensley Design, LLC - Portland

Sophie Kjeldgaard^, HGA – Minneapolis

Christian Kofod, ROCKWOOL + Rockfon North America – Milton

Elise LaPaglia^, Texas

Robert Phinney, Page Southerland Page, Inc. – Washington DC

Eileen Quigley*, WeWork – New York

Lona Rerick^, ZGF – Portland

Anita Snader, Armstrong World Industries – Lancaster

Mallory Taub^, Gensler – New York


MANUFACTURER ENGAGEMENT WORKING GROUP

The Manufacturer Engagement Working Group (MEWG) provides guidance and support to steer the outreach requirements in order to raise awareness internally and externally.  The group also commits to spearheading and promoting initiatives and adoption internally of the mindful MATERIALS Program.

 

To join the Manufacturer Engagement Working Group, Contact Us


AEC ENGAGEMENT WORKING GROUP

The AEC Engagement Working Group (AEWG) provides guidance and support to steer the outreach requirements in order to raise awareness internally and externally.  The group also commits to spearheading and promoting initiatives and adoption internally of the mindful MATERIALS Program.

To join the AEC Engagement Working Group, Contact Us

 

Newsletter subscribers receive communication when opportunities for involvement arise. All members are encouraged to be involved in the advancement of the program, and Working Groups are a great way to further your involvement.

RYAN DICK (GIGA), JASMINE MADSON (HKS), AND JENNIFER ATLEE (PROSOCO) AT GREENBUILD 2017

RYAN DICK (GIGA), JASMINE MADSON (HKS), AND JENNIFER ATLEE (PROSOCO) AT GREENBUILD 2017