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In the fight against COVID-19, we can see how rapid communication and sharing of information is enabling new collaborations and accelerating innovation to combat this disease. As we adapt to the new challenges of this unprecedented pandemic, one lesson we can gain is insight into the remarkable power of collaborative, open innovation in finding breakthrough solutions.

HPD Collaborative has grown rapidly to be a community of thousands of practitioners who are collaborating to create a healthier world by working together to make building materials better. As a result of this collaboration there is now free, public access to product content and health information on well over 20,000 building products contained in 6,000+ published HPDs. This information is informing product selection and specification on hundreds of building projects.

We’re already seeing opportunities to use material health information in COVID-19 efforts. HPD reports can answer questions about antimicrobial product ingredients. We are also exploring using HPDs to report the ingredients and health information of cleaning products, and linking them as accessory products, where appropriate.  Please see below a note from Tristan on these topics. With the growing awareness that COVID-19 and many other illnesses disproportionately affect those with chronic health conditions, transparent reporting of health-related information about building products is certain to play a bigger role ahead.< Our hearts go out to everyone whose health has been affected, and lives disrupted, and our thanks to all who are on the front line of delivering vital health and other services in this challenging time. As we mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, let’s bring our collaboration and innovation to a new level to make our world a healthier place for all.

Wendy Vittori, HPDC, Executive Director

Antimicrobials And COVID-19: HPDC Announces Working Group.

By Tristan Roberts, HPDC Director, Technical and Education Programs
Many HPDC manufacturer and architecture members have been contacting us to ask about up-to-date research on antimicrobials and health issues.
One intent of the HPD all along has been to prevent regrettable substitutions — switching out one problem for another. Hygiene is more critical than ever in the era of COVID-19, but widespread use of antimicrobials and cleaning chemicals may not be effective in killing the coronavirus. And many of these chemicals are known to cause other health and environmental issues.
Drawing from the expertise we have gathered on our Technical Committees, HPDC is convening a working group to share research and perspectives on this issue. We look forward to reporting out to a wider audience with any findings or recommendations—stay tuned! If you have questions or input on this issue, please email me at

A Time For Innovation: Organizational Adaptation To COVID-19.

How is your organization adapting and changing in response to COVID-19? Has your practice changed? Are you finding ways to serve local needs during the crisis? Do you see new opportunities to advocate for human health in the built environment?
We’d like to hear your stories and learn about steps you’ve taken in response to COVID-19. Please contact Paula Schaper at

Fully Implemented HPD Open Standard V2.2 Launches May 18.

Open Standard Version 2.2, which includes the improved HPD Builder v2.2, will launch May 18th. HPD Builder v2.2 brings HPD Builder users exciting new features to reduce the time and effort to engage with supply chain partners: the “Supplier HPD.” HPD Builder v2.2 automates the process of sending RFIs and receiving responses from suppliers. It provides a purpose-built Supplier HPD Extension that enables manufacturer’s suppliers to easily respond to requests with HPD-compliant reporting, provided free to supply chain partners as part of manufacturer HPD Builder membership. HPD Builder v2.2 launches a new phase in our drive to bring transparency, accurate, reliable and consistent reporting to the entire supply chain using the HPD Open Standard.
After HPDC makes the transition of the HPD Builder to v2.2, all newly-published HPDs will be required to be Version 2.2 compliant. The current Builder – v2.1.1 – will be available until 5:00 PM Pacific Time on Friday May 15th. After that time the Builder will not be accessible over the ensuing weekend, during which the transition to HPD Builder v2.2 will be executed. HPD Builder v2.2 will become available at 9:00 AM EDT on Monday, May 18th.
HPD reports currently in process will need to be published under the v2.1.1 HPD Open Standard on or before May 15. Version 2.1.1 HPDs that are undergoing Third Party Verification will also need to be completed before the v2.2 release, or the upgrade to v2.2 will need to be made and verified before they can be published.

Register For Three Free Webinars To Learn About New Features Of Fully Implemented HPD Open Standard Version2.2.

HPD v2.2 contains many new features and improvements that manufacturers will want to take advantage of to create and update HPDs. One of the major new features is the Supplier HPD Extension to the HPD Builder, a specification and methodology for enabling standard-based ingredient reporting and transparency throughout the building product supply chain. This new tool allows manufacturers to efficiently request and collect content inventory from suppliers.
HPDC will host three free webinars on April 29, May 6 and May 16 to walkthrough changes to HPD Open Standard v2.2, improvements in the HPD Builder and introduction of the new HPD Supplier Extension to the HPD Builder.

A Supply Chain Collaboration Initiative.

Living Product 50 (LP50) is a collaborative of over 40 leading manufacturers that are dedicated to ensuring that healthy, high performing building materials become the industry standard. This group is collaborating to transform the materials economy through transparency, green chemistry, supply chain innovation and industry awareness.
A letter was recently published by manufacturers inviting suppliers to join the effort by adding their companies’ support to the important mission. Specifically, manufacturers want to support suppliers in responding to the increasing number of requests for material composition disclosure to 100 ppm. Two secure, efficient and free web-based tools, Toxnot Shared Materials and HPDC’s Supplier HPD, will give suppliers the ability to control the visibility of information disclosed, and easily allow manufacturers to create Declare labels and Health Product Declarations (HPDs) – two of the most widely-recognized material health transparency


Each month the Members Corner highlights the leadership role of an HPDC member in driving transparency and material health practice. If you would like to share your organization’s leadership story in the Members Corner, please contact us.

Healthy Building Network Announces Latest Release of Pharos.

HPDC Member Healthy Building Network is announcing the latest release of Pharos which provides hazard, use, and exposure information on over 160,00 chemicals and over 150 different kinds of building products. Learn more about PHAROS.
Sign up for a free webinar on April 30th to learn about the new features in Pharos and hear from two educators about how they use Pharos to support students’ experiential learning. Participants will have example assignments and curriculum that can be used in distance learning. REGISTER for the webinar.

Welcome HPDC’s 300th Member: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.

Founded in 1930, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is the ready mixed concrete leading industry advocate. Their mission is to provide exceptional value for our members by responsibly representing and serving the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion, education and partnering to ensure ready mixed concrete is the building material of choice.

You can learn more about their work at:

HNI Shifts Manufacturing To Make Personal Protective Equipment.

HPDC member HNI Corporation, in response to COVID-19, is now producing and donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to first responders, health care systems and hospitals.
HNI is using factories in Iowa, New York, and North Carolina to meet local needs, such as:
  • Manufacture of washable face coverings to support the rapid increase in demand for them recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and to save critical surgical masks and N-95 respirators for healthcare workers and other medical first responders
  • Manufacture of washable face covers, which fit over and extend the useful life of scarce N95 respirators
  • Manufacture of protective gowns (both washable and disposable), for use in hospitals that are facing unprecedented levels of protective gown usage and limited ability to acquire more
  • Loans of our equipment processing time to support local vendors’ PPE efforts. Those applications include cutting materials for acrylic face shields and sewing elastic onto dormant N95 respirators, enabling the latter to be put into immediate use
Thank you, HNI Corporation, for sharing how you’ve responded to COVID-19!

The HPD Public Repository is the authoritative resource for all published HPDs. Visit the Repository to access over 6,000 published HPDs, representing over 20,000 building products –

Thank You To the 108 Manufacturers Publishing New HPDs Q1 2020:

3M Company
Activar Construction Products Group
Ampine LLC
ARDEX Engineered Cements
Arktura LLC
Armstrong Flooring, Inc.
Armstrong World Industries
Aspecta N.A.
Autex Industries Ltd
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Bentley Mills, Inc.
BOLDUC Concrete product manufacturer
carnegie fabrics
Carpets International Thailand Public Company Limited
Ceramiche Mutina
Concertex LLC
Continuus Materials LLC
CPS Admixture
Custom Building Products
Deco Technologies Inc.
Evonik Corporation
FabriTRAK Systems, inc.
Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC – Sunbury Division
H.B. Fuller Company
Havelock Wool
Henry Company
iVekter Inc / ezoBord
Kelly-Moore Paints
Koroseal Interior Products
Kvadrat A/S
Kvadrat Shade
Lapitec SpA
LATICRETE International
Leonhardt Environmental, P.C.
Mannington Mills
Mirage Granito Ceramico spa
Mondo America Inc.
Monopole, Inc.
Package Pavement – Spec Mix
Pallas Textiles
Panariagroup Industrie Ceramiche S.p.A.
PBI Doors
Philip Grahame Int Ltd
Pioneer Millworks
Pliteq Inc.
Polyguard Products
PPG Architectural Finishes
Prosoco, Inc.
Radmat Building Products Ltd
Rainguard International
RedBuilt LLC
Roppe Corporation
Roysons Corporation
Saint Gobain
Shawston International Ltd
Siplast, Inc.
Smith & Fong Co
Specified Technologies Inc.
Spinneybeck | FilzFelt
Stabilit America, Inc.
Terrazzo and Marble Supply
textile mania
The Euclid Chemical Company
Ultrafabrics, Inc.
Unika Vaev
Versa Designed Surfaces
Vescom America Inc.
VT Industries Inc.
Wheeling-Nippon Steel, Inc.

HPDC continues to grow our membership now with over 290 member organizations. Membership is open to any organization that participates in the industry and supports the goals of transparency and material health practice of the HPDC. See a full list of HPDC Members and Sponsors.


Please Join Us in Welcoming Our Newest Members to HPDC

  • W.R. Meadows
  • Rainguard International
  • Monopole Inc.
  • Allwood Group
  • RPG Acoustical Systems, LLC
  • Tapetex BV
  • Fibo AS
  • Sustainability Made Simple
  • Master Builders Solutions
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Aeroflex
  • Palram Americas, Inc.
  • Novalis
  • Makersite (joined this week that’s why)
  • Brunner GmbH
  • Stantec
  • McGrory Glass, Inc.
Learn more about HPDC membership. For the full list of HPDC members – now over 290 organizations – click here
HPD Collaborative is a not-for-profit member organization responsible for the maintenance and evolution of the HPD Open Standard. For more information, or to join HPD Collaborative, please visit the HPDC website. The work of HPD Collaborative is made possible by our members—through their volunteer efforts and annual dues—and by our sponsors, with their generous financial contribution. We would like also to thank the JPB Foundation for their support of our work through the HAMP project.

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