Red2Green - Materially Better

This is how we transform the building materials industry!
Irene Clark
Kellogg Building

The decision-making tool to make your LBC project Materially Better!

LBC materials compliance work can be complex, and time consuming. It can also be costly and solitary. We have done it – so we know. Red2Green provides a head-start on materials compliance including IES’s support along the way. Red2Green, will make the work:

  • Easier for the novice
  • Faster for all
  • Less expensive

Red2Green provides a product library as well as a methodology for determining a product or material’s LBC compliance. Definitions, guidance and vetting tips will help you with this complicated work. Manufacturing contacts and advocacy templates will increase your speed. The database will organize your materials research and make vetting documentation easier for auditors to understand. The more people to use this tool, the more products we will all have information on, and increase the change that manufacturers pay attention to our demand for toxin-free building materials.

Tell us how we can help your project become Materially Better!

What project teams member have to say about Red2Green™

  • For me, one of the best things about Red2Green™ is how it facilitates collaboration between the design team, contractor, and consultants. Everyone can see the same information, and can see where the vetting has left off on a particular product. That means anyone can jump in when they get information from a manufacturer.

    Christopher Nielson
    Architect, Bruner/Cott
  • We’re grateful we didn’t have to reinvent the wheel and start from scratch.

    Rita Haberman
    Senior Project Manger, BrightWorks Sustainability
  • I think one of the most useful parts of Red2Green™ is the ability to incorporate materials you’ve vetted into your own firm library. The value of that knowledge bank in terms of time saved and improved materials selection could be huge.

    Rachelle Ain
    Architect, Bruner/Cott
  • “Using Red2Green™ was a good learning tool for people in our office who were just getting into materials vetting. Though the program can’t do the vetting for you, it gives you a place to start , walks you through the applicable information for each product type, and shows you when information is missing. Way better than a blank slate.”

    Sara Draper
    Sustainability and Engagement Strategist, Bruner/Cott
  • “Vetting requires two activities: information extraction and data organization. Red2Green™ organizes the data, and guides you through the process of information extraction.”

    Christopher Nielson
    Architect, Bruner/Cott
  • “I have been a materials vetter and LBC consultant on 4 project prior to using Red2Green™ and I find that using Red2Green™ far simplifies the process for the Materials Petal. It provides a consistent format within which to contain all the complex information needed, it makes it impossible to forget to collect a relevant piece of data and most importantly, boosts my confidence in my ability to correctly vet a product. That alone saves an incredible amount of time. The tool has developed very nicely through valuable feedback provided by very experienced vetters, which not only prevents any uncertainties but makes it enjoyable to use. I love the robust information storing feature of Red2Green™ and the ability to reach into a vast database to find out more about a specific product or a product type. I’m certain that a tool like Red2Green™ would have greatly enhanced my prior projects by improving our ability to vet products quickly and create an overall smoother process for the whole project team. I look forward to being able to use Red2Green™ for a future project!”

    Eileen Quigley
    ustainability Manager, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • It was great to be a part of the prototype phase and dialogue with the designers to customize Red2Green™ for the issues we were facing.

    Sara Draper
    Sustainability and Engagement Strategist, Bruner/Cott
  • “It’s great to have access to a centralized, growing library that I know is being managed by the most knowledgeable materials experts out there.”

    Christopher Nielson
    Architect, Bruner/Cott
  • “Because it includes multiple fields of information (ingredients, FSC, manufacturing location, etc.), you can use the library for a tailored set of materials goals for your specific firm or project, or even use it to test out possible goals.”

    Christopher Nielson
    Architect, Bruner/Cott

From Red List to Green Light

The most difficult petal to achieve in LBC projects is arguably the Materials Petal. That’s why we’ve developed software to harness the cumulative Red List materials research of Living Building Challenge projects

4000+ Products

1200+ Manufacturers

8 LBC Projects

…and Growing!