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The HPDC Third Party Preparer Program enables manufacturers to work with independent preparers to ensure that HPDs they have created are compliant with the HPD Open Standard.  The Program is underpinned by the credibility of the HPD Open Standard and the expertise of the approved preparers.  This expertise is determined through a rigorous application and approval process, backed up with periodic audits to ensure continued compliance with program guidelines, and overseen by HPDC staff and the HPDC Technical Committee.  Upon successful approval, firms become an “Approved Preparer” and are authorized to display the HPDC logo with this designation. 

Each preparer has a unique system and pricing model for conducting preparations, as well as additional services they may offer.  We encourage you to explore the Approved Preparers in our Program, who have each provided a brief summary below, to learn more about their services and how they can meet your preparation needs.  Please contact these firms directly to discuss your preparation needs with them.  If you have questions about the Third-Party Preparer program, or are interested in becoming an Approved Preparer, please contact us at TPVerification@hpd-collaborative.org

HPDC Approved Preparers

Contact:
Tara Blank
tara@elixirenvironmental.com
(360) 727-3528 ext 402
www.ElixirEnvironmental.com

Contact:
Edward Pavia
EPavia@toxservices.com
(202) 288-9324
toxservices.com

Contact:
Josée Lupien
joseelupien@vertima.ca
(855) 998-2800
cell: (514) 250-6829
vertima.ca/en

Contact:
William Paddock
william@wapsustainability.com
(937) 974-6151
wapsustainability.com

Firm Background 
Elixir Environmental works exclusively with building product manufacturers to produce high quality material ingredient disclosures such as HPDs. We help clients with material transparency reporting – including supply chain delineation, collection and interpretation of material ingredient information, and completion of the HPD document according to the HPD Open Standard. Elixir serves as the link between a client and HPD Third-Party Verifier, in order to expedite the HPD verification process. We also create LEED Product Documentation, and work with our affiliate company GreenCE to develop, host and present AIA and GBCI Continuing Education for clients.

Experience Summary
Elixir Environmental was founded in 2013 in direct response to the building industry’s growing need for reliable and practical assistance with material ingredient reporting. We have been heavily involved with the HPD Collaborative since its early days, being one of the first third-party organizations to complete HPD verification under version 1.0 of the HPD Open Standard. Elixir Environmental continues to participate in advancing the HPD Open Standard and improving adoption of the HPD in the marketplace.

Geographies
Global

Firm Background 
ToxServices LLC is a leading global provider of scientific consulting services designed to resolve complex human heath, environmental health, and regulatory compliance issues.  ToxServices excels at providing toxicology, sustainability, alternative assessment, and risk assessment consulting services to private and public sector clients.  The company was founded in 2003 by Dr. Margaret H. Whittaker, who now operates as ToxServices’ Managing Director and Chief Toxicologist. Since its inception, the Washington, D.C.-headquartered company has grown in size and expertise, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Ann Arbor, Michigan as well as professionals located across North America and the United Kingdom.

Experience Summary
Manufacturers, designers, retailers, and consumers are now seeking products that do not contain chemicals that are toxic to human health or the environment and are designed and produced using responsible manufacturing practices.  ToxServices has developed a complete range of services that embodies these core principles of sustainability which include just some of the following:  GreenScreen® for Safe Chemicals Profiler; Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Accredited Assessor; U.S. EPA Safe Choice Program Assessor; ZDHC Screened Chemistry Initiative Assessor (ToxFMD® Program).

Geographies
United States; United Kingdom

Firm Background
Founded in 2008, Vertima is an independent third-party that audits and provides Validated Eco-Declaration certification to product manufacturers. Vertima is a team of Green Building and Materials Experts with many years of experience in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), Health Product Declaration® (HPD®), raw materials traceability and recycled content certification. Moreover, we offer Environmental Data Sheets an exclusive tool that supports manufacturers in their product specification process.

Experience Summary
Since its creation, Vertima has been involved in many expert committees on green building, such as CaGBC’s Steering Committee, USGBC’s LEED Fellow group and for the last few years in HPD Collaborative’s Technical Sub-Groups and the Board of Directors. Vertima is a general member of the HPDC and has been part of the HPD Third-Party Verification pilot program. Vertima’s services include both preparation and verification of HPDs for building product manufacturers.

Geographies 
Global – Services can be offered in English, French and Spanish

Firm Background 
WAP Sustainability is a full service sustainability consulting firm providing technical expertise to manufacturers and brands in the building product and consumer products industries. WAP Sustainability helps make sustainability simple.

Experience Summary
WAP Sustainability’s HPD Preparation Services provide manufacturers with a turn-key solution for creating HPDs. WAP Sustainability offers supplier data collection services, data management tools, harmonized material ingredient management including Declare and C2C, and support with managing HPD third-party verification.  Once HPDs are prepared, WAP Sustainability can also help manufacturers with product listings in UL Spot, mindful MATERIALS, and EcoMedes. WAP Sustainability brings to each client the experience and expertise of gathering supply chain information, creating content inventories, and completing hundreds of HPDs for manufacturers each year.

Geographies
Global