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Dear HPD Collaborative community members –
The past three months have continued the whirlwind of activity for us at HPDC. We are forging ahead with our HPD Open Standard Version 2.3 implementation – with launch firming up for Q1 of next year. Exciting new features in HPD Builder and Public Repository are also in development, making it easier for manufacturers and project teams to learn about requirements and pre-check HPDs for a wider range of certification and rating programs – just as is possible today for the LEED Material Ingredient credit. 
These advancements in the HPD Open Standard and systems are supporting rapid innovation in material health practice. On November 16, the Material Health Open Innovation Symposium offers you a super-efficient way to update your knowledge of what’s happening on the leading edge. From the keynote by material health pioneer, Robin Guenther, principal at Perkins&Will, to the closing panel with key ecosystem partners, you will gain knowledge you can apply immediately to advance your own work. Registration is complimentary – see below for more information or click this link to register now.
**There is still time to submit your product or project innovation to be selected for the inaugural Material Health Innovation Awards before the November 10 deadline. Four case studies will be chosen for presentation at the Symposium. All qualifying submissions will be included in the conference proceedings.
Don’t miss this opportunity to share and inspire – Click here for more information on submitting your team’s accomplishments.
Our HPDC team traveled to San Diego for Greenbuild, not knowing exactly what to expect, with the pandemic impacts still with us. Happily, it was a real success –and, just wonderful to be together in person again. A highlight of the week was our announcement of a new collaboration with Green Seal®. Starting with their newly-updated Paint and Sealant certification, we will be working with them to fully harmonize and streamline data reporting with Green Seal certifications and HPDs. Together with mindful Materials we had such a great time at our “Transparency After Dark” reception!
In preparing this message I looked back to where we were a year ago – surely it has been a time of many challenges – yet there has been remarkable progress in our material health ecosystem. In the past year, published version 2 HPDs have increased almost 30%, the number of building products with HPDs are well over 30,000, and the number of LEED projects pursuing the Material Ingredient Credit has doubled to over 2,000. This happens because of your commitment and work to advance material health practice in your products, in your projects – thank you!
A special thank you to our HPD Collaborative members – in addition to all you do to advance material health in your work, your financial support through your member dues and sponsorships makes our work possible – to the benefit of everyone in the broader community of Material Health practice. Please join us for the HPDC Annual Member Meeting and Happy Hour– to be held virtually on November 16 – following the Symposium, 5:00-6:15 PM EST. Click here to register.

Wendy Vittori, HPDC, Executive Director


Material Health Open Innovation Symposium: The Art And Science of Material Health Innovation – November 16, 2021, 12-5 PM EST.

HPDC’s Material Health Open Innovation Symposium II brings together, in one virtual event, the information you need on the latest material health innovations. This is the one event each year solely dedicated to material health practice in the building industry. You won’t want to miss it.
Hosted by HPDC, and co-sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council and mindful MATERIALS, this virtual event is being provided at no cost to attendees.
You’ll find out about the latest innovations taking place in the field of Material Health from researchers, educators, manufacturers, architects, designers and ecosystem partners. Experts on the leading edge of innovation will share with you how the building industry is rapidly transforming to the use of healthier building products. You’ll learn how to tap into growth and opportunities in green building through transparency, openness and innovation in the practice areas of reporting, disclosure, specification and selection of building products.
Symposium Sessions: 
  • 2021 Symposium Keynote
  • Introducing Social Equity in Material Health Practice
  • Leading Edge Case Studies – There is still time to submit your case study – See below. Four will be selected for presentation in the Symposium.  All submissions will be published in proceedings.
  • Manufacturer Product Innovations
  • Design Project Team Innovations
  • 2020-2021 – Tracking the Material Health Advances of the Past Year
  • The Latest Advances in Product Optimization and Circularity
  • Taking Material Health Information to the Next Level
  • Advancing Material Health Practice in Architecture and Design Firms

Inaugural Material Health Innovation Awards – Submit your Product or Project Innovation by November 10, 2021.

Building Design Teams and Manufacturers are invited to share their organizations’ breakthrough Material Health innovations with colleagues during the Symposium. Four case study presentations (two from project teams and two from product manufacturers) will be selected to receive the new, Material Health Innovation Presentation award. Selections will be for those case studies that best demonstrate performance and results at the “leading edge” of Material Health innovation. Each of these case studies will be highlighted during the Symposium with a 15-minute presentation by the authors. All submissions that meet the entry requirements will be recognized with the Material Health Innovation Honorable Mention award, and will be included in the Symposium proceedings. All accepted case studies will also be featured in the new “Innovators” section of the HPDC website.
The deadline to submit is November 10, 2021, 5 PM Pacific Time. 

ATTENTION HPDC MEMBERS: Register for the Virtual Annual Member Meeting on November 16, 2021, 5:00-6:15 PM EST.

Mark your calendars for the 2021 HPDC Annual Member Meeting & Reception on November 16, 2021 from 5 to 6:15 pm following the Material Health Open Innovation Symposium II. This year’s event will be held virtually via Zoom.
Meet our new 2022 Board of Directors. HPDC Executive Director, Wendy Vittori, and Technical and Education Director, Tristan Roberts, will recap 2021 accomplishments, and preview 2022 plans, including an update of HPDC’s new technology, marketing and educational tools. Most important, our Virtual Happy Hour is a great time to get in touch with HPDC friends and colleagues. 
The Virtual Happy Hour: 5:00-5:30 PM EST 
Annual Member Meeting: 5:30-6:15 PM EST 

Call for Social Equity Technical Sub-Group Applicants.

The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) is now seeking applicants for Social Equity Technical Sub-Group (SE TSG), with terms commencing in December, 2021.
The Ad Hoc SE TSG is being formed based on the recommendation of the Working Group on Social Equity, which launched in May 2021 from volunteer HPDC members and HPDC Staff, including several HPDC Board Members. The Working Group explored how issues of social equity in human and environmental health intersect with material health reporting and disclosure practices of the HPD Open Standard. The Working Group surveyed social equity indicators in use in rating and certification programs that emphasize material health. Based on this analysis, the Working Group has recommended that consideration be given to adding data elements to the Standard. The SE TSG will develop proposals in this area and advance them to the Technical Committee and Board of Directors for approval.
The Open Call for Applicants opened on November 1 and closes on November 19. SE TSG appointments will be made by Technical Committee on December 2 and the first meeting will be held on December 15, 2021. The SE TSG will meet monthly on an ongoing basis, thereafter.
Terms for SE TSG members are two years with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
The deadline to submit applications for the Social Equity TSG is 5:00 PM PST Monday, November 29, 2021.

HPD Collaborative and Green Seal Form Strategic Alliance to Advance Transparency Standards and Data Harmonization.

HPD Collaborative (HPDC) and Green Seal® announced a strategic alliance in September during Greenbuild 2021 to bring the expertise and certification leadership of Green Seal into alignment with the capabilities of the HPD Open Standard. The alliance will enable building product manufacturers to simplify their data management and reporting when they use both the HPD reporting format and the Green Seal certification program, using an automated data exchange.
The first collaboration coincides with Green Seal’s newly revised paints standard Edition 4.0, which was issued in September 2021. HPDC and Green Seal will launch a pilot for dual reporting and certification programs for manufacturers who produce paint and/or use paint as an ingredient in their building products.
“Not only are consumers demanding transparency these days, but leading manufacturers are requiring transparency in ingredient disclosure from their suppliers,” said Doug Gatlin, CEO of Green Seal. “The goal of this partnership is simple: align reporting metrics and methods for greater ease of use by suppliers and manufacturers throughout the building industry. Green Seal is excited to be part of this important collaborative effort.”
“Transparency in reporting and optimization for improved material health makes products more attractive to project teams. Increasingly architects, designers and others who select and specify building products are showing a preference for products with these features. These efforts by manufacturers also demonstrate industry leadership and due diligence with Sustainability and ESG compliance,” said Wendy Vittori, Executive Director of HPDC.

Greenbuild 2021 – A Burst of Needed Energy in San Diego!

Although attendance was lower than usual, we had lots of visitors, and newcomers to material health practice – stop by our Greenbuild booth. The new Manufacturer Quick Start course was a big hit! HPDC’s Wendy Vittori, Tristan Roberts and Paula Schaper answered questions, showed new technology and educational tools and registered people for the Material Health Symposium II on November 16.

The “Transparency After Dark” event, co-hosted by mindful MATERIALS and HPDC, was a rousing success! It was great to see so many people at Half Door Brewery in downtown San Diego for the outdoor after-party event. The relaxed atmosphere was ideal for green minded folks to mix, mingle, get to know others with similar interests and enjoy their evening.

Thanks everyone who made this event so special!

ATTENTION HPDC GENERAL MEMBERS: Cast Your Vote for the 2022 Board of Directors by November 10.

General Members – your vote is very important. We need a quorum of 51% or more to validate the election. Please vote!
The voting period for the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) 2022 Board of Directors is now open to HPDC General members. Ballots have been distributed to the Primary Representative of each General Member company, who will vote on behalf of your company. The voting period will close on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST.  
Primary Representatives need to cast votes using their HPDC member account. If you have a question about who your company’s designated Primary Representative is, trouble logging in, or any other questions, please email:
Here are the nominees for the HPDC 2022 Board of Directors
User Category Nominees (3 Open Seats)
  • Jean Hansen, HDR, Inc.
  • Lona Rerick, ZGF Architects
  • Jay Hindmarsh, Mahlum Architects
Manufacturer Category Nominee (1 Open Seat)
  • Jon Smieja, Andersen Corporation
Ecosystem Category Nominee (1 Open Seat)
  • Josée Lupien, Vertima
Community Category Nominees (2 Open Seats)
  • Sarah Talkington, City of Austin, Texas
The voting period will close on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST.  


If you would like to share your organization’s leadership story in the Members Corner, please contact us. Share you news, progress and update with Paula Schaper at:

The HPD Public Repository is the authoritative resource for all published HPDs. Visit the Repository to access almost 8,000 published HPDs, representing over 20,000 building products, from 600+ manufacturers –

Thanks to the following 95 Manufacturers who’ve published 423 HPDs in V2.2 from August – October 2021:

Andersen Corporation
ARDEX Engineered Cements
Aristech Surfaces, LLC
Armourcoat Ltd
Armstrong Flooring, Inc.
Armstrong World Industries
Benjamin Moore & Co.
BioPlastic Solutions
Bisley Office Furniture
Bradley Corp
carnegie fabrics
Carpets International Thailand Public Company Limited
Claridge Products
Copper Development Association
craco mfg., inc.
Crypton LLC
Eco Safety Products
EPI Industrial & Traffic Surfaces B.V.
Forbo Flooring Systems
Glen Raven, Inc.
Gold Bond Building Products, LLC provided by National Gypsum Company
Goldray Glass
Golterman & Sabo, Inc
H.B. Fuller Company
Henry Company
Huntsman Building Solutions
Hyundai L&C Corporation
IKO industries
Jae Young Chemical Co., Ltd.
Jazeera Factory for Paints Co
Junkers & Müllers GmbH
K.N. Crowder
Kelly-Moore Paints
Key Resin Company
Kvadrat A/S
Lambton Doors
Lapitec SpA
LATICRETE International
Lexington Manufacturing, LLC
Luna Textiles
Master Builders Solutions
Mermet Corporation
Metroflor Corporation
Mohawk Group
Momentive Performance Materials
Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering
Monopole, Inc.
Nordic Structures
OnePointe Solutions LLC
Panduit Corp
Panolam Industries International Inc
Parterre Flooring Systems
PermaBASE Building Products, LLC provided by National Gypsum Company
Pioneer Millworks
Polyguard Products
Prosoco, Inc.
Saint Gobain
Shaw Contract
Specified Technologies Inc.
Spinneybeck | FilzFelt
Tate Access Floors, Inc.
The Euclid Chemical Company
USFloors International
Valdese Weavers
Versa Designed Surfaces
VT Industries Inc.
Wearbest Weavers LLC
Zintra Acoustics

HPDC continues to grow our membership now with over 330 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:

  • Armourcoat Ltd.
  • University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
  • Claridge Products
  • CRACO Mfg., Inc.
  • Vermont Natural Coatings
  • Welspun Flooring Limited
  • Wearbest Weavers LLC.
  • DeeDee Hughes (student)
  • Polyflor
  • Gate Precast
  • Clayworks
  • ASM Modular Systems, Inc.
Learn more about HPDC membership. For the full list of HPDC members – now over 330 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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