EXCITING NEW CAPABILITY: HPD Builder Connects with HBN’s Portico – Electronic Data Exchange Launches with HPD Builder API
On August 1st, HPDC and one of our founding members, HBN (Healthy Building Network), launched the electronic data exchange between the HPD Builder and the HBN Portico Platform using the HPD Builder API. The API operates as an optional feature of both systems and is available to be installed by any manufacturer having both HPD Builder and Portico accounts.
The data exchange is bi-directional, meaning that data entered into either system is able to be imported into the other. The interface uses a double security key and token system to ensure data integrity, and is completely under the control of the manufacturer to select data to be exchanged. In particular, the API enables a manufacturer to import an HPD – whether published or still in draft form – directly into Portico.
The HPD Builder to Portico API currently functions for version 2.0 HPDs and will be extended to include version 2.1 HPDs within the next several months. With over 2,300 version 2.0 HPDs in preparation, of which over 1,000 have already been published, this new capability will enable manufacturers to easily share their HPDs with users of Portico, and also help grow the Portico library with new product data. This is the first of a number of planned electronic data exchange connections that will enable users of the HPD Builder to share their HPD-reported information with other applications.
For more information on the HBN Portico Platform – see the Member Corner below.
HPD Third Party Verification Program On Track for Q4 Launch
HPDC’s Third Party Verification Technical Sub-Group (TSG) and HPDC Staff are now in Phase 3 of the pilot of the HPD Third Party Verification program. This program will provide an authoritative mechanism for manufacturers to conduct verification of their HPDs, providing an extra level of quality assurance for both creators and users of HPDs. Plans are in place to officially launch the program in the 4th quarter of this year, following final approval of the pilot and program by the HPDC Technical Committee.
We want to thank the TSG members and participants in the Pilot who have volunteered their expertise, time and resources to create this program and pilot for the benefit of the entire community, in particular those from our verifier community: Green Circle Certified, SCS Global Services, Vertima and WAP Sustainability.
HPD Builder 2.1 – Launched on August 1st
HPD Builder 2.1 successfully debuted on August 1st and there are already over 100 version 2.1s published in the HPD Public Repository! Builder 2.1 offers an easy update path to load existing version 2.0 HPDs to the new, improved 2.1 format. There are also new features in HPD 2.1 and Builder 2.1 to assist both users and creators of HPDs. If you are a manufacturer and have not logged into your Builder account since August 1st, we would encourage you to do so and check out the newest revision of the HPD Open Standard!
Member Corner – News from GC3 and HBN
Healthy Building Network (HBN) – Advancing the Portico Platform
Portico is a curated product library that helps teams request, research and select healthy materials for their building projects through a direct process with engaged manufacturers. Portico is currently open to six founding partners in an Early Access Program, including Google (the original partner), Perkins+Will, Harvard University, The Durst Organization, Georgia Institute of Technology and MSR architects (representing the HomeFree affordable housing cohort). Healthy Building Network plans to engage an additional 10 partners in 2018.
HPDC Members Invited to GC3 Event at Greenbuild, Featuring Green & Bio-Based Building Material Startups
The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) and the Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Startup Network are inviting HPD Collaborative members to an invitation-only event at Greenbuild in downtown Boston on Tuesday, November 7th at 7:30 pm at a fabulous venue with stunning views of the city and just a short walk from the Perkins & Will offices where HPDC’s Annual Member Meeting and Reception is being held just prior to this event. This will be a perfect opportunity for HDPC members to learn more!
Startups with target applications in the building products sector will introduce their companies and technologies and engage in networking over drinks and food. We expect a good turnout from our GC3 members and affiliates, which include BASF, Dow, Eastman Chemical, Chemours, Steelcase, Herman Miller, Designtex, 3M, AkzoNobel, NatureWorks, Behr Paint, Valspar/Sherwin Williams, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Staples.
When & Where:
Tuesday evening, November 7th, 7:30-10:30 pm
The University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, 32nd Floor, Boston, MA 02108
**An 8-minute walk from Perkins & Will, the location of the HPDC Annual Meeting**
This is a free event with drinks and other nourishments.
About the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3):
The GC3 is a is a cross sectoral, business-to-business network of over 100 leading companies and other organizations working collaboratively to advance green chemistry across sectors and supply chains.
About the GC3 Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Startup Network
The GC3 Startup Network was launched in 2016 to support the growth of green and bio-based chemistry startups and to accelerate the market adoption of innovative green chemistry technologies. With 23 startup members – and growing – the Network has become a unique and vibrant forum for green and bio-based chemistry startups to connect to larger GC3 member chemical suppliers, brands, retailers and investors, and for these startups to connect with each other. They host regular networking events, workshops and webinars to increase the visibility of startups in their network, and you can find more information on the Network and past events here.
If you would like more information, please email Monica Becker.
Our Newest Members
ASM Modular Systems, Inc.
FabriTRAK Systems, Inc.
United Plastics Corporation
For the full list of HPDC members – now over 180 organizations – click here.
HPD Collaborative is a not-for-profit member organization responsible for the maintenance and evolution of the HPD Open Standard. To see the full list of HPDC members, click here. 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.