material data hub
Origin, a material data hub.
We're proud to work and integrate with the following organizations.
Connected Data Partner
Berkeley Analytical, founded in 1989, is a well-recognized environmental laboratory specializing in indoor air quality and other indoor pollutant exposure issues. Its work supports the design and operation of healthy buildings. Berkeley Analytical’s services include VOC emission testing of all types of furniture and interior building products and finishes as well as the measurement of product content and exposure parameters for semi-volatile organic pollutants. Berkeley Analytical operates the ClearChem™ declaration program for its customers, which facilitates the creation of ISO 14021 compliant self-declared environmental product claims.
We generate new knowledge through independent research. This is used to create the products, standards and qualifications that help to ensure buildings, homes and communities are safe, efficient, productive, sustainable and enjoyable places to be. Our customers use our expertise and services to deliver their social, environmental and economic goals.
Cradle to Cradle Certified
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a non-profit organization, administers the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard, which was gifted to the Institute by its Founders, William McDonough and Dr. Michael Braungart, in 2010.
Carpet and Rug Institute
At CRI, our purpose is to educate consumers, commercial stakeholders and the industry about carpet and rugs. From health benefits and environmental efforts to trends and advice, we are here to inform our members and their customers. CRI initiatives help protect air quality, carpet's lifespan and lead to smarter buying decisions on cleaners and equipment.
EcoSpex is a powerful online business to business (B2B) connection between sustainable product Suppliers and Manufacturers and the Design and Construction professionals looking to deliver sustainable buildings for tomorrow. A leading support tool for sourcing third party verified and certified energy efficient building products. EcoSpex provides a showcasing platform, an on-line verification tool, a hub of innovation, an educational outreach resource and a catalyst for change
Import Data Partner
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions.
GreenCircle Certified, LLC was established to ensure specificity in third-party certification after encountering many unsubstantiated claims in the marketplace. Since 2009, GreenCircle has offered forward-thinking companies a competitive advantage by providing specific, third-party certification of environmental claims. GreenCircle's rigorous evaluation process provides independent verification that claims of sustainable aspects of products and operations are valid. Manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, occupants, and consumers can be assured that products labeled with the GreenCircle Certified mark have been thoroughly assessed and their claims verified to applicable standards.
Healthy Building Network (HBN)
The Healthy Building Network (HBN) was founded in 2000 to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals in building products as a means of improving human health and the environment.
The HPD Collaborative has developed and maintains the Health Product Declaration Open Standard. Today the HPD Open Standard, a voluntary, stakeholder consensus standard, has become established as the leading industry standard for reporting building product content and associated health information. It is incorporated as a reporting tool in many leading certification programs, such as LEED v4 and WELL, and is also the foundation for industry harmonization efforts to establish a single method that can simplify reporting – and also improve the accuracy, consistency and reliability – of information about building products and health.
International Living Future Institute
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is a nonprofit working to build an ecologically-minded, restorative world for all people. Using principles of social and environmental justice, ILFI seeks to counter climate change by pushing for an urban environment free of fossil fuels. ILFI runs the Living Building Challenge, which is the world’s most rigorous green building standard, not to mention several other programs: the Living Product Challenge, the Living Community Challenge, and the Reveal, Declare and Just labels. These programs develop a green framework for living in a 21st-century world.
For more than 130 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to help ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems. Intertek is a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Through our global network of state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading technical expertise we provide innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services to customers. We provide a systemic approach to supporting our customers’ Quality Assurance efforts in each of the areas of their operations including R&D, raw materials sourcing, components suppliers, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and retail channels, and consumer management.
MAS Certified Green
The MAS Certified Green® program integrates the rigorous product testing requirements of the CDPH Standard Method V1.1, the BIFMAM7.1 Test Method and Formaldehyde emission testing requirements of the Cal EPA – ARB with the conservative chemical emission limits referenced by the USGBC LEED, CHPS and CARB organizations. There simply is not a more conservative or rigorous IAQ - product testing program available. The MAS Certified Green® program is ISO/TEC 17025 and 17065 compliant and recognized by LEED, CDPH,BIFMA and CHPS.
mindful MATERIALS is an initiative developed within the design industry to provide a common way for manufacturers to clearly communicate transparency and optimization information for their building products.
Through mindful MATERIALS, manufacturers enter product information directly into an online database, indicating which disclosure documents and certifications apply to each product. This database, powered by Origin, gives designers a single place to search for product information. The database further serves to inform a labeling system for products physically represented in resource libraries, placing this material attribute information at designers’ fingertips.
PureLiving is China’s leading environmental consulting company. PureLiving has a simple mission: to help its clients test the quality of air and water using international standards, identify sources of pollution, and then eliminate them to create healthy indoor homes and workplaces. PureLiving offers end-to-end services, including pollutant remediation, design and implementation of proven filtration systems, energy recovery, and professional air quality monitoring.
SCS Global Services
SCS Global Services is a trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development. SCS Global Services partners with companies, government agencies, and stakeholders worldwide to identify and drive practices, policies and processes that advance the goals of sustainable development and give innovators a competitive advantage.
Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences
The Shanghai Research Institute of Building Science (SRIBS) is a State-owned enterprise and one of China's key research entities. SRIBS' areas of specialization include research, consultancy, testing, evaluation, supervision, architectural and structural design, project management, building material testing, energy analysis and green building.
Since 1872, TÜV Rheinland has stood for the safety and quality of people, the environment and technology.
In its role as an independent, neutral third party, TÜV Rheinland tests, monitors, develops, promotes and certifies products, equipment, processes and management systems as well as services on the basis of statutory specifications and other relevant performance benchmarks and standards. In addition, it qualifies experts and provides training to people for numerous companies and industrial sectors and areas of life. In specific countries, the group also performs tasks to reduce the burden on the state, for example, in the technical testing of motor vehicles and industrial plants as well as checking driving license tests.
Recognized for their leading-edge expertise in green building and LEED® certification, Josée Lupien, LEED Fellow, BD+C & ID+C, President, and Jean DesRosiers, LEED AP BD+C, Vice-President, have brought together a team of experts with in-depth knowledge of environmental analyses of construction materials, as well as extensive experience in the implementation of green building projects.
With more than 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry and having worked with numerous architects, engineers and building contractors, Ms. Lupien and Mr. DesRosiers decided to invest in the green building sector by establishing Vertima in 2008. Today, thanks to its team of experienced and specialized professionals, Vertima actively supports manufacturers and stakeholders involved in green building and sustainable construction projects and, more specifically, LEED® certification.