The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) is seeking applicants for membership on the HPDC Technical Committee. The deadline for Technical Committee applications is Friday, January 6, 2017 at 5 pm PDT.

The HPDC Technical Committee is a 17-member group that takes the leadership role in setting and driving HPDC’s technical agenda, working together with the HPDC Board of Directors and HPDC Staff team. Composed of a diverse set of senior industry experts, the Committee directs the maintenance and evolution of the HPDC Open Standard and associated technical deliverables. In support of these critical outputs, the Committee will establish and maintain processes and procedures under which such technical work is conducted and governed.  As provided in the HPDC Bylaws, final approval and ratification of the HPD Open Standard is the domain of the HPDC Board of Directors.

As needed, the HPDC Technical Committee forms and manages sub-groups around particular technical topics. The Technical Committee also provides ongoing guidance and counsel to the Board of Directors and HPDC Staff team around technical matters pertaining to the HPDC mission and operating plan.

Members of the HPDC Technical Committee are appointed by the HPDC Board of Directors, on an annual basis, for terms of two years.  Individual members qualify for membership on the Technical Committee if they are duly appointed representatives of HPDC General Member organizations, as follows:

  • Up to 9 representatives from General Members from the user category
  • Up to 2 representatives from General Members from the manufacturer category
  • Up to 2 representatives from General Members from the ecosystem category

There is also a provision for the appointment of domain/subject matter experts, who are duly appointed members of either General or Affiliate HPDC Member organizations, or are otherwise authorized by the HPDC Board of Directors.

  • Up to 4 representatives with particular domain/subject matter expertise, with criteria determined by the Board of Directors (note: domain expert criteria can be found below)

At this time, the HPDC Board of Directors is seeking applicants for 10 Technical Committee seats.

Application Requirements – General Member Seats

To apply for one of the available General Member seats on the Technical Committee – 6 seats for user category members, 1 seat for manufacturer category members and 1 seat for ecosystem category members – individuals should meet the following criteria:

  • To apply, an individual must be a duly appointed representative of a General Member of HPDC, and in the appropriate category (i.e., a user category member may only run for a user category seat)
  • Applicants shall have some or all of the following capabilities and experience:
    • Demonstrated record of responsibility in one or more positions of decision-making authority in organizations working within the built environment in industry, NGO or governmental sectors.
    • Demonstrated expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas:
      • Materials science, materials chemistry
      • Materials alternatives assessment, product innovation
      • Transparency and disclosure strategies/challenges/tools
      • Toxicology, human health effects
      • Authoritative hazard lists, screening lists
      • Product supply chain management, data collection, optimization
      • Building product specification
      • Sustainable design and development
      • Design for occupant health and wellness
    • Ability to make and regularly meet the time commitment for an HPDC Technical Committee member
      • Attendance at two calls per month of one hour each; attendance at 6 out of 8 calls required.
      • Offline review of materials as needed between calls.
      • Participation in special calls as needed.
      • Participation in face-to-face meetings if scheduled.
    • Prior experience serving on a technical steering committee or standards board within an industry association or standards setting organization is highly desired.

Application Requirements – Domain/Subject Matter Expert Seats

To apply for one of the 2 available Domain/Subject Matter expert seats on the Technical Committee, individuals should meet the following criteria:

  • An applicant is typically a duly appointed representative of an HPDC member organization (either General or Affiliate.) If neither at the time of application, you may still apply for this role.  In this case, please state why your qualifications should be considered for authorization to hold this position by the HPDC Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrated deep expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Materials science, materials chemistry
    • Materials alternatives assessment, product innovation
    • Transparency and disclosure strategies/challenges/tools
    • Toxicology, human health effects
    • Authoritative hazard lists, screening lists
    • Product supply chain management, data collection, optimization
    • Building product specification
    • Sustainable design and development
    • Design for occupant health and wellness
  • Ability to make and regularly meet the time commitment for an HPDC Technical Committee member
    • Attendance at two calls per month of one hour each; attendance at 6 out of 8 calls required.
    • Offline review of materials as needed between calls.
    • Participation in special calls as needed.
    • Participation in face-to-face meetings if scheduled.

Application Process

To apply for a seat on the HPDC Technical Committee, please complete the HPDC Technical Committee Application Form.  Completed forms must be no later than 5 pm PDT on Friday, January 6, 2017. All submitted forms will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Appointment Process and Timing

The HPDC Board of Directors appoints the members of the HPDC Technical Committee. The Board will make the initial Technical Committee appointments during its meeting in February 2017. All applicants will be notified soon after.

Questions

Questions about the Technical Committee application process may be directed to membership@hpd-collaborative.org.