Green Building Made Simpler

May 5, 2017

According to the EPA, it’s estimated people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. That’s why companies like Tarkett find it so important to ensure the materials that go into building the places we live, work, and play are designed in a way that promotes better health and well-being.

Tarkett, a global leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, has partnered with Sustainable Minds (SM) to help make the process of green building simpler for architects and designers. They’ve done this by utilizing a B2B cloud provider of environmental product transparency applications, data, and services called the SM Transparency Catalog.

The SM Transparency Catalog is designed to help architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals easily find products with transparency information that qualify for green building rating systems including: The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), LEED v4, Green Globes, the Well Building Standard and the Living Building Challenge.

As Tarkett’s Vice President of sustainability says, “Product transparency is increasingly important to our customers who want to understand the environmental and material health impacts of our products, and they need to be able to access that information quickly and easily to make informed decisions.”

And the SM Transparency Catalog Tarkett and Sustainable Minds partnered to develop is achieving just that with this one-of-a-kind way of finding greener and healthier products.

Learn more about the SM Transparency Catalog here.