The challenge


Industry transformation


The Solution

How do manufacturers share product content information, in a standard format, effectively and efficiently across the building industry? 


The mindful MATERIALS Collaborative is transforming the way products are selected; providing the tools needed to consider human health and environmental impacts of products in the built environment.


mindful MATERIALS is an initiative developed within the design industry to provide a common way for manufacturers to clearly communicate transparency and optimization information for their building products.

Through mindful MATERIALS, manufacturers enter product information directly into an online database, indicating which disclosure documents and certifications apply to each product. This database, managed by GIGA, gives designers a single place to search for product information. In parallel, the database corresponds to a labeling system that is physically represented in design resource libraries, placing this material attribute information at designers’ fingertips.