About The HPDC Client Toolkit
This Client Toolkit is template for A+D firms to build their own “Client Pitch” to support using transparency and material health practices on a client project or pursuit. The purpose of the toolkit is to provide a well-curated set of resources to enable A+D firms to:
Learn from the experience and best practices of others, quickly and easily
Gain confidence in areas where the firm may not already have much practical experience
Note: As a second effort, we will adapt this toolkit to help a Client/Owner who needs to educate/convince A+D firms/contractors to adopt these practices for a project or projects
HPDC hope that by using this toolkit A+D firms will:
Remove roadblocks for firms initiating a dialogue with clients due to uncertainty or lack of knowledge of resources to support such an effort
Enable firms that lack expert, dedicated resources in transparency/material health to get started more easily
Increase client communications about transparency and material health, coming from a growing number of A+D firms
The Toolkit is organized into the following sections to the right.
SECTION 1: FIRM COMMITMENT
Your firm’s commitment to transparency and material health is the starting point for building a “Client Pitch” for projects and proposals. Creating and inventorying position statements, leadership positions, key personnel and communications is the first step towards initiating and increasing dialogue with your clients about transparency and material health.
SECTION 2: FIRM EXPERTISE
SECTION 3: FIRM PROCESS FOR TRANSPARENCY & MATERIAL HEALTH
Understanding your firm’s process for practicing Transparency and Material Health will bring clarity to team members, save time and money on internal workflow and educate clients about key milestones in the development process.
SECTION 4: IMPACT OF HEALTHIER MATERIALS
It’s important to understand the impact your firm and your clients have in the final building’s performance and health of its occupants based on product selection. In this section, we’ll unpack the ripple effect of healthier materials on products, building performance, human health and society.