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.
WHAT IS MINDFUL MATERIALS?
mindful MATERIALS is not another certification. mindful MATERIALS (mM) is an open-source data platform with aggregated information on human health and environmental impacts for products from leading manufacturers, vetted by experts passionate about making it easier to make informed product choices.
CREDIBILITY AND RELIABILITY
The mM Library is curated by industry experts who rely on comparable content when researching products. Our review teams work closely with manufacturers to ensure the best available information is provided. Our unique partnership with GIGA and the Origin database gives manufacturers free, unlimited access to their content, ensuring that it is always updated as information changes. mindful MATERIALS takes the guesswork out of your research efforts by giving you access to product information that is the result of an iterative multi-entity review.
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.
The mindful MATERIALS Library is powered by Origin an 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.
HOW PEOPLE USE MINDFUL MATERIALS
The mindful MATERIALS Library, powered by Origin, is a reliable source of transparency information for individual products, with new manufacturers added monthly. Users can sort information by CSI Division, specific transparency information, LEED v4 compliance, etc. Design professionals, contractors, and end users can all use this Library to make more informed product selections.
Join mindful MATERIALS today! With your free account, you’ll gain instant access to the mindful MATERIALS Library and transparency information from leading manufacturers. Get involved by spreading the word about mindful MATERIALS to industry peers and the manufacturers you work with. Join one of our working groups, helping guide mindful MATERIALS into the future. Join now! Remember, it’s free!
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.
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.