Press Release: Major Green Building Orgs Team Up on Material Education
Mindful MATERIALS is partnering with BuildingGreen, a leader in green building knowledge, consulting, and communities, to broaden the building product manufacturing and AEC industries’ understanding of the Common Materials Framework (CMF). The CMF is a common language for sustainability data that will help databases and certification platforms speak to each other. This shared language will help users select the right materials to meet their environmental, social, and health goals.
“BuildingGreen is a critical resource for all of us at mindful MATERIALS—and I'd say for the industry at large—and it’s one of the first places we send people looking to learn, so this partnership just made sense,” says Annie Bevan, CEO of mindful MATERIALS. “We look forward to expanding knowledge, insights and updates in collaboration with our friends at BuildingGreen now and into the future.”
The partnership will broaden awareness and education within the building product manufacturing, architecture, engineering, and construction industries on the Common Materials Framework and how it can be used to scale the manufacture and adoption of sustainable materials.
“A common language is vital to delivering a more sustainable, equitable and resilient future,” says Nadav Malin, president of BuildingGreen. ”By delivering high-quality, unbiased, trusted and easy-to-digest information, we can support adoption of the Common Materials Framework and help everyone in the industry make product choices that are better for people and the planet.”
Educational content is being created by both mindful MATERIALS and BuildingGreen throughout 2023 and will be shared on both platforms—mindfulmaterials.com and buildinggreen.com. Mindful MATERIALS will be developing foundational education on the Common Materials Framework—how it is structured and how it can be applied in practice, both today and into the future.
The BuildingGreen knowledge base surfaces relevant content that supports the framework, including in-depth news analysis, feature stories, product reviews, webinars, and substantive guides, with many including CEUs both for architects and for LEED and WELL professionals.
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“We want to encourage project teams and manufacturers to deliver a healthier, more sustainable, equitable, and resilient built environment through more mindful materials choices, and that starts with education,” says Bevan.
More information on the collaboration and educational resources can be found at buildinggreen.com/mindful-materials and mindfulmaterials.com/mm-education
About mindful MATERIALS, Inc.
mindful MATERIALS Inc. (mM) is dedicated to reducing, and ultimately reversing, the embodied impacts of the built environment through our collective material choices. mM furthers its mission through a global cross-sector Collaboration Hub, convening to share learning and drive informed decisions around an industry-aligned, digitized Common Materials Framework (CMF) for health, sustainability, and resilience. Visit mindfulmaterials.com to learn more.
About BuildingGreen, Inc.
BuildingGreen champions the changemakers in sustainable design and building, with consulting services; industry news, analysis and guidance; education; and peer communities. The company is a mission-driven certified B Corp trusted by thousands of AEC professionals for insight and guidance on sustainable design, resilience, social equity and health in buildings and communities. Learn more at buildinggreen.com.
(2023, July 17). Press Release: Major Green Building Orgs Team Up on Material Education. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/blog/press-release-major-green-building-orgs-team-material-education