The mindful MATERIALS Library/Database (mM) is a multi-stakeholder initiative developed by the building industry for the building industry, providing a common platform to access and clearly communicate transparency and optimization information for building products. Mindful MATERIALS is NOT another certification!

WHAT IS MINDFUL MATERIALS:

   It is a brand-agnostic product library, which allows project teams and industry professionals to search for a multitude of relevant, qualified products.

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   It is a brand-agnostic product library, which allows project teams and industry professionals to search for a multitude of relevant, qualified products.

THE INDUSTRY CHALLENGE:

HELP MINDFUL MATERIALS HIT THE GOAL OF 20K by 2020:

With continuous user growth and engagement, mM is quickly becoming a primary product research tool for design firms and owner groups across the country and internationally who prioritize products with transparency, health and sustainability documentation.

HOW IS ORGANIZED CORP USING MINDFUL MATERIALS:

MANUFACTURERS

Organized Corp. encourages local manufacturers reps to label/sticker their products when applicable in all our client libraries.

If their product DOES have environmental certifications and the manufacturer is not listed on the mindful MATERIALS database, we are asking that they reach out to their sustainability director (or appropriate contact at their main offices) to begin the process of getting those products with certifications listed (this whole process is free)!

 

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FIRMS (our clients)

Organized Corp. will continuously identify all products coming in and out of the firm libraries that are listed in the mindful Materials database. We will also make sure that Organized Corp’s proprietary database for use by all our clients lists all products available that meet the mM qualifications.

When asked to source materials for firm research and projects we will always start with mM products when applicable. We believe in transparency, optimization and health just as mM does.

- FAQs -

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Q: WHERE CAN I GET THE LABELS/STICKERS TO APPLY TO MY PRODUCTS IN EACH LIBRARY?

A: Manufacturers can download label templates directly from their Origin accounts if they have their login information. The label template is provided as an Adobe Illustrator file and can be configured to reflect each manufacturer’s mM-recognized achievements. Pre-filled out labels are also available with optional advanced Origin licenses.

It is strongly recommended that manufacturers have pre-made labels for their sales representatives, however, should you not have them Organized Corp will have both types of labels available in our firm libraries.  

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Q: CAN MY PRODUCTS REMAIN IN THE LIBRARY IF WE ARE NOT ON mindful MATERIALS?

A: Yes, we understand that getting reviewed by mM to be listed is a process but please, if your company has any of the criteria for a listing with mM, we strongly encourage your company sign up (it’s FREE). While we are not building exclusive mM libraries, we strongly suggest our designers look their first!

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Q: WHEN CAN I COME INTO ORGANIZED CORP FIRMS AND STICKER MY PRODUCTS?

Please reference our public firm calendar on this website for the available times to label your products in the firms we take care of. We ask that you come in during those hours only.

4.

Q: IS THERE A FEE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MINDFUL MATERIALS COLLABORATIVE?

A: There is no fee to participate! There will be time needed to provide thorough and accurate product information. All materials provided to the mindful MATERIALS Collaborative will be dispersed to design firms and partner databases for free. mindful MATERIALS Library analytics and usage statistics are provided by GIGA.

5.

Q: DO MANUFACTURERS NEED TO SIGN UP FOR BOTH MINDFUL MATERIALS AND ORIGIN?

A: Yes, manufacturer’s need to sign up with mindful MATERIALS and create an account with Origin.

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Q: WHAT IS ORIGIN AND WHY DO I NEED TO CREATE A COMPANY ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO HAVE MY PRODUCTS LISTED IN THE LIBRARY?

A: Origin is a cloud based international material data hub, which is also the platform that powers the mindful MATERIALS Library. mindful MATERIALS leverages Origin’s cloud software as our database solution to make mindful MATERIALS manufacturer transparency information publicly accessible and searchable. Once an mM manufacturer creates a company account on Origin and submits necessary product data, their information becomes public on origin.build. Once notified, mindful MATERIALS review’s the data for submission to mindful MATERIALS Library. Once approved, the Manufacturer product transparency information will be searchable in the mindful MATERIALS Library as well as on Origin.

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Q: WHO SHOULD BE LISTED AS THE PRIMARY CONTACT FOR THE MANUFACTURER?

A: The primary contact should be the person who will maintain the mindful MATERIALS data and make updates when new versions are released. This person will be noted as the primary contact for the manufacturer to all mindful MATERIALS Collaborative Members. They will likely be the first person that our members reach out to with products specific questions.

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Q: DO DESIGN FIRMS EXPECT THAT A MANUFACTURER WILL BE ABLE TO CHECK ALL THE BOXES ON A TRANSPARENCY LABEL?

A: No, manufacturers are not required to check all boxes on the mM Transparency Label. At a minimum they must be able to comply with one of the boxes in order to participate and use the labeling system.

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Q: WHO SHOULD ENTER CONTENT IN THE MINDFUL MATERIALS LIBRARY?

A: The content should be filled out by the manufacturer primary contact, preferably by someone qualified to complete the information. Typically, this is performed by a sustainability director or a technical specialist. Reps and distributors should not complete the mindful MATERIALS data.

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Q: WILL WE BE NOTIFIED TO UPDATE OUR CONTENT IN THE MINDFUL MATERIALS LIBRARY?

A: Manufacturers will be notified via email when mindful MATERIALS Program requirements change. mindful MATERIALS Program updates will also be indicated within the mindful MATERIALS edit view on Origin.

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Q: WE HAVE PRODUCT INFORMATION ON OTHER WEBSITES. WHAT CAN WE DO TO SIMPLIFY OUR EFFORTS?

A: The mindful MATERIALS Library is powered by the Origin Hub, that will remain freely available for manufacturers to add content and for AEC to search content. The Origin Hub can also support integrations with third-party material websites like Designer Pages, Portico, and others. Not only does Origin have the capacity to share data with selected third-party material websites, Origin also integrates with source data from a variety of Reporting Bodies (Cradle2Cradle, Declare, SCS Global Services, HPD, Portico, etc). This helps streamline data management for manufacturers while ensuring AEC can access accurate, up-to-date transparency information.

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