Knauf Insulation North America (KINA) is simplifying the process of researching and specifying building products that meet green building rating systems through a partnership with Sustainable Minds (SM).
SM is a provider of environmental product transparency applications, data, and services to help design and market greener products. It does so by presenting environmental performance data on building products in an understandable and credible way.
KINA is the first insulation manufacturer to use SM Transparency Reports and SM Material Health Overviews to make it easy to find environmental and material information in one place. The two organizations have also partnered to launch a new Project Builder/Configurator and Library function within the SM Transparency Catalog.
“Having revolutionized the insulation market with the creation of our bio-based and rapidly-renewable ECOSE binder, Knauf remains committed to staying at the forefront of sustainable building practices,” said Christopher Griffin, CEO, KINA. “We care about what goes into our products and how they are made. We are committed to creating product transparency disclosures for all our products to demonstrate our passion for manufacturing sustainable products that make a difference.”
KINA has listed 17 of its glass mineral wool insulation products across five CSI MasterFormat Divisions in the SM Transparency Catalog.
SM Transparency Reports provide not only the technical data required in Environmental Product Declarations, but bring that data to life by telling the Knauf sustainability story across the product life cycle. All life cycle data included in the Transparency Reports is third-party verified by NSF International.
“Material ingredient and life cycle data can be tough to navigate, especially when trying to align with today’s green building rating systems,” said Scott Miller, director of sustainability at KINA. “The partnership with Sustainable Minds simplifies this process—you can find everything about Knauf products in one place.”