Mindful MATERIALS is a free online aggregator of sustainability information for design professionals and manufacturers.

It was created in 2014 by HKS, an international architecture firm, as a user-friendly platform that promotes product transparency and optimization information across the industry.

LightArt has been a proud member and participant of the Mindful Material database for many years. The LA2 Collection, which consists of Essentials, Connected and Slim are all included in Mindful Materials due to the Red List Free LBC Declare Label.

LA2 Collection

Recent projects that feature LA2 fixtures from left to right: LA2 Connected Rings, LA2 Essentials One, L2 Slim Beams, LA2 Connected Shapes.

To be eligible to join the Mindful Material library, manufacturers must disclose information that satisfy established standards for at least one of six categories: VOCs, material ingredients, environmental profile, material sourcing, social responsibility, or other transparency information.

These include standards by building certification programs such as LEED v4, the Living Building Challenge, the WELL Building Standard, Declare, and C2C; Product Specific Type II EPDs and LCAs that meet ISO/EN Standards; CDPH 01350 emissions standards; and FSC status. Manufacturers share this information with volunteer-led review teams, who work with them to verify the information provided.

Needless to say obtaining these certifications and going through the third-party verifications is not easy. But at LightArt we are proud to continue to push the need of sustainable manufacturing and sustainable lighting. Specify products with these certifications will prompt industry change.

Questions? Contact us at info@lightart.com or (206) 524.2223.