HPD Manufacturer User Guide

Do you need help creating Health Product Declarations (HPDs) for your products? Are you developing HPDs for use in green building certification through LEED or WELL, or other tools such as Portico? Are you interested in getting more involved in material health and healthier products? If so, read more about how the HPD Manufacturer User Guide can help you.

The Health Product Declaration® Manufacturer User Guide

The HPD Manufacturer User Guide provides manufacturers with practical “how to” information for creating HPDs. The guide offers background information for the HPD Open Standard to help you better understand the format, what an HPD report contains, and how you can successfully complete the process of gathering and reporting information.

Do I Need the Manufacturer User Guide?

Reporting on material health is new territory for many manufacturers, so you might lack experts to navigate the process. And, obtaining the data needed for this reporting can be difficult. That’s where we come in.

The Manufacturer User Guide is a practical “how-to” to help Manufacturers create HPDs to support material health programs and incorporate health considerations in product design, manufacture, and assembly. The guide can help ensure that HPDs meet certification requirements, such as LEED and WELL.

Once we can know what is in the products we build with, we begin to have the opportunity to select those that will result in healthier buildings. This Guide explains how to take these steps today.

Robin Guenther, Principal, Perkins+Will

September 2016

How Does the Guide Work?

The Manufacturer Guide provides step-by-step guidance and suggestions to supplement the HPD Open Standard. The Standard provides the detailed requirements and the Guide suggests processes for meeting these requirements.

How Do I Get the Manufacturer Guide?

The Manufacturer User Guide is available as an electronic download. The current version is a Review Draft – we are seeking comments on how to make it more useful for you. We hope to receive the initial round of comments in mid-October for a final publication in early November.