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Sustainable Minds to Introduce New Solution to Operationalize Sourcing High-Performance Materials at 2023 Greenbuild Conference

By: Sustainable Minds • Sep 26, 2023

Booth Talks and Product Demos to Spotlight the First End-to-End Workflow Solution for Sourcing High-Performance Materials that Meet Carbon Impact and Human Health Goals

WASHINGTON (September 26, 2023)--()--Sustainable Minds®, the only end-to-end product transparency solutions provider for building product manufacturers, will exhibit at the 2023 Greenbuild International Conference + Expo, the largest annual event for green building professionals worldwide where attendees learn and source solutions to improve resilience, sustainability, and quality of life in our buildings, cities, and communities. This year marks the debut of LEED v5, the latest iteration of the LEED green building program that advances decarbonization, equity, health, biodiversity, and resilience in the built environment.

Over the course of a successful beta phase of Project Builder & Library, the organization is seeing unprecedented demand for the platform. Sustainable Minds will offer the product’s first public demos at the Expo in Booth #1641.

Designed to address the challenges architects, engineers, construction companies and owners (AECOs) face, Project Builder & Library is the first end-to-end collaborative workflow solution for sourcing high-performance materials that meet carbon impact and human health goals. It operationalizes product selection and closes the gaps in workflow, data and tools between each stage – from design to specification, planning, building and management – revolutionizing the end-to-end process for teams.

Building on seven years of transparency data creation, collection, and curation, Sustainable Minds has created the most comprehensive transparency documentation dataset available (all EPDs and all material ingredient disclosures from all building product manufacturers making products for the North American market), organized by CSI MasterFormat® section – now with a seamlessly combined easy to use, collaborative workflow tool.

Booth Talks in Booth #1641

As part of this year’s event, Sustainable Minds is bringing together key partners to discuss the importance of collaboration across the industry. In addition to face-to-face demos of the forthcoming Project Builder & Library, the Sustainable Minds team will team up with Autodesk, the Health Product Declaration Collaborative and Building Transparency to discuss recent partnerships and integrations at free ‘booth talks’ throughout the event.

Wednesday, September 27

10:40 –11:00 AM
Building your organization’s Projects and Favorite Products Libraries to easily capture, share, discuss and distribute knowledge to achieve climate & material goals
Terry Swack, CEO & Founder | Sustainable Minds

11:30 – 11:50 AM
Integrating Transparency Catalog with Autodesk Construction Cloud to manage material decisions in the same place as all other project decisions
Laurie Spitler, Senior Group Product Manager | Autodesk Construction Solutions

2:40 – 3:00 PM
Understanding the competitive advantages for MFRs to activate their Transparency Catalog listing | The data is in – MFRs w/activated listings are getting added to Projects & Libraries
Terry Swack, CEO & Founder | Sustainable Minds

Thursday, September 28

10:40 – 11:00 AM
Understanding the HPDC, Perkins&Will, Sustainable Minds collaboration to make healthy material selection accessible to all project teams
Wendy Vittori, Executive Director | Health Product Declaration Collaborative

11:30 – 11:50 AM
Exporting projects from Project Builder & Library to EC3 to plan & compare buildings
Vaclav Hasik, Program Director, NA | Building Transparency, Owners of EC3, tallyCAT & tallyLCA

1:45 – 2:10 PM
Measuring the business value of operationalizing material sourcing in your organization
Terry Swack, CEO & Founder | Sustainable Minds

Critical Data in One Click

Sustainable Minds Transparency Catalog is the most comprehensive, curated and continually updated source of building and construction products for high-performance, low-embodied carbon buildings. It currently contains over 2,050 manufacturers and trade organizations with products and documentation in 27 MasterFormat® divisions and 1,250+ sections. Twenty new manufacturers, on average, are added monthly.

In one click, powerful MasterFormat filtering enables AECOs to find every manufacturer and their products with transparency disclosures in each division and section, making it possible to do in seconds what has taken hours, days or couldn’t be done at all.

Project Builder & Library operationalizes product selection and closes the gaps in workflow, data and tools between each stage – from design to specification, planning, building and management – revolutionizing the end-to-end process for teams. Key features include:

  • Creating an unlimited number of Projects and Templates. Saving an unlimited number of products in Libraries.
  • Sharing projects with an unlimited number of collaborators inside and outside your organization to find all information in one place.
  • A centralized Favorite Products Library for users to easily capture, share, discuss and distribute knowledge; any type of document from other sources can be easily added. Each user also has their own personal Favorite Products Library.
  • Creating new flexible workflows to collaboratively create projects and project-type templates.
  • Exporting projects to EC3 to support quick project set up to plan and compare buildings.
  • Access to manufacturer expertise to provide support re: samples, sourcing, local reps, distribution, etc. – during design, specification, and procurement stages.

Transparency Catalog Project Builder & Library will be available later this year. Sign up for a free Transparency Catalog account to be notified when it goes live:

Note, manufacturers with EPDs and material ingredient disclosures are already included in the Transparency Catalog with a free listing. Contact Sustainable Minds for information on how to activate and add products to take advantage of Project Builder & Library key benefits.

About Sustainable Minds

Sustainable Minds is the only end-to-end product transparency solutions provider for building product manufacturers today. The company provides technical services – life cycle assessment, material evaluation, carbon accounting; is an ISO 14025 PCR / EPD program operator committed to understandable and reliable reporting; and delivers innovative digital tools to get products into projects. The Transparency Catalog™, the leading source of building & construction products for high-performance, low-carbon, healthier buildings, makes it super easy for architects, engineers, construction companies and owners to collaboratively select, specify and procure greener and healthier products—and reward building product manufacturers for making them.

Contact: Amber Reid, Sustainable Minds | [email protected]


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