We are proud supporters of mindful MATERIALS, a unique industry collaborative that helps designers and their clients make sustainability-focused product decisions.
An intuitive and practical product selection tool, the mindful MATERIALS library empowers designers to seek and find building products and materials that are leading the way in material transparency. The Library catalogs sustainability criteria such as material ingredients, environmental profiles, LEED v4 and WELL compliance, VOC emissions and other determinants. When leveraged, mindful MATERIALS helps design teams successfully advance environmental goals, reduce billable hours related to sustainable product sourcing, enhance product selection transparency, and learn about new sustainability products and possibilities.
“As the design industry continues to amplify its impact in the creation of sustainable design solutions for the built environment, we need breakthrough tools like the mindful MATERIALS,” said Mike Cavanaugh, CannonDesign’s sustainability leader. “Our clients are seeking healthier and more environmentally-conscious spaces where they can thrive. The mindful MATERIALS library helps our industry create such spaces and meet these goals, while also making positive impacts on our planet. We’re proud to support this initiative.”
Mindful MATERIALS is powered by Origin technology that connects product and certification data from manufacturers with certifications, declarations and test reports from reporting bodies. As information is updated from either entity, it updates in real-time in the Library. Beyond its Library, mindful MATERIALS also hosts events across the country and webinars to further educate design partners and owners.
The growth of the mindful MATERIALS collaborative was recognized this week at Living Future Conference in Seattle, WA.