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Summer 2019 – rather than bringing in the lazy days – is jumping with energy on key HPDC initiatives. Most significantly, we have launched the Pilot for the Supplier HPD extension to the HPD Builder. This new web-based capability will provide an array of new features for manufacturers and the supply chain, and greatly simplify requesting and receiving supplier inputs for creating HPDs. This entire process is now automated, and suppliers have the same guidance for reporting information using the HPD Open Standard specification. We expect full implementation of this, and all the other new v2.2 features in late September/October. Stay tuned!
Also moving along are IT and education initiatives designed to strengthen harmonization within the LEED material ingredient ecosystem, such as submission of a Pilot Credit proposal and revised educational offerings that will make it very easy for project teams to learn about and document the Building Products Disclosure and Optimization credit. We are working closely with USGBC in our strategic partnership to make the material credits easier to use than ever before.
We are also delighted to bring to completion work with key ecosystem partners, ILFI-Toxnot and Sustainable Minds, to implement automated data exchange with the HPD Builder and HPD Public Repository, respectively. The most important role for the HPD Open Standard is to ensure that data can be reported across all ecosystem programs accurately, reliably and consistently. The “last mile” of harmonization is connecting the shared data among the IT systems – more connections are in the works!
In closing, we surpassed another major milestone this past month, as published HPDs in the HPD Public Repository passed the 5,000 mark. Congratulations to the 55 manufacturers who published 111 new HPDs in July alone. And thank you to everyone who is advancing the practice of transparency and material health in your products and projects each and every day!

Wendy Vittori, HPDC, Executive Director


How to Earn LEED v4.1 Credit with HPDs–by Tristan Roberts, HPDC Technical and Education Director

Health Product Declarations (HPDs) offer an easier path than ever to LEED credits under LEED v4.1. The HPD Collaborative (HPDC) has published new guidance for LEED project teams and manufacturers looking to earn points under the new version of the rating system recently released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Many LEED v4 projects are taking advantage of updated requirements for the MRc: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization: Material Ingredients credit, and use of the 5,000+ published HPDs remain one of the most popular forms of documentation for it.

Leading Sustainability Practitioners Join HPDC Technical Committee

HPDC is very pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the HPDC Technical Committee: Sara Cederberg, Healthy Materials Program Manager at Google/REWS; John Ullman, Sustainability Manager in the Harvard University Office for Sustainability. Sara and John were appointed by the HPDC Board of Directors, following an open call for applicants, to fill two seats that had become open on the Technical Committee.
Sara and John are both highly experienced practitioners of sustainability, and represent organizations – Google and Harvard, respectively – that are global leaders in transparency and material health.

The HPDC Approved Preparers Program Is Now Available–by John Geyer, HPDC IT and Manufacturer Program Director

As an enhancement to the Third Party Verification program, the HPDC Approved Preparer program provides a way for approved preparers to consult with the manufacturer during the preparation of an HPD. Unlike Third Party Verifiers, who provide independent review of completed HPDs, the preparer consults with the manufacturer during the preparation of the HPD to provide additional resources and technical expertise so that the HPD is executed as accurately and efficiently as possible. 
HPDC Approved Preparers assist with getting content information from suppliers, through independent Non-Disclosure Agreements, when suppliers are reluctant to directly share the necessary information with manufacturers. If you are interested in becoming an approved preparer, please complete the Approved Preparer information request.

Transparency Made Easy Webinar: September 10 at 1 pm EDT

Join HPDC, ILFI and Toxnot for a live webinar on Tuesday, September 10 at 1 EDT entitled, “Automate Data Sharing for Declare and HPDs Using the HPD Builder and Toxnot.” Learn how harmonization efforts are making it easier for manufacturers and project teams to streamline their data entry, benefit from automated bill of materials (BOM) import and seamlessly offer multiple disclosure reports—Declare and HPDs—for LEED and Living Building Challenge project teams.
  • Watch live as an HPD is transferred to generate a Declare label using the HPD Builder and Toxnot
  • Learn more about the uses of an HPD, including Declare labels, and connections to LEED and the Living Building Challenge
  • See the details of data harmonization and ongoing alignment between HPDC and ILFI
  • Learn more about exchanging product and ingredient data between HPD Builder and Toxnot

Engaging the Whole Supply Chain – Introducing the Supplier HPD Extension to HPD Builder

The Supplier HPD extension to HPD Builder is currently in the Pilot Phase with full production implementation anticipated in late September/October 2019. The Supplier HPD is a breakthrough methodology – backed up with automated tools – that simplifies and streamlines the gathering of data from wherever in the supply chain it may originate. With the Supplier HPD Extension to HPD Builder, manufacturers and suppliers can easily automate communication and sharing of data, lowering costs and improving data quality.
Working with Makersite GmbH, a supply chain information technology provider, HPDC has created a purpose-built interface to the HPD Builder, designed specifically to meet the needs of suppliers who provide one or more ingredients to product manufacturers.

Portland Panel Discussions Continues October 15 As Part of Sustainable Building Week

Portland Materials Transparency Collaborative (PMTC) and Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) will host a fourth discussion panels on Tuesday, October 15 on “Best Practices in Material Health: The Owner’s Perspective.” This fourth discussion in continuing series: “Transparency and Material Health In Practice” is part of the 2nd Annual Portland Sustainable Building Week, October 14-18, 2019.
The discussion will focus on the importance of building consensus with the multiple stakeholders around transparency and the values alignment of different certification standards like LEED v4 Platinum, WELL, Fitwel, and Living Building Challenge.
If you cannot be in Portland for discussion #4 in the series, join this discussion via the live stream from 6 to 7:30 PDT on October 15.
Amy Running IIDA, Bora Architects

Health Product Declaration (HPD) Version 3: Open Call For Ideas–by Tristan Roberts, HPDC Technical and Education Director

The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC), through our member-led governance process, has stewarded development of the HPD Open Standard from HPD v1 in 2012 to the current HPD v2.2, released in May 2019. As HPDC develops HPD version 3, we are excited to invite your input with an Open Call for Ideas.
HPDC is pleased to announce an “Open Call for Ideas” for HPD v3, and would like to hear from all our stakeholders from the entire building products industry, including the entire supply chain, and all members and stakeholders in the design and construction industry. All ideas are welcome—especially specific suggestions and proposed solutions.

Third Party Certification Webinar Demonstrates How Verified HPDs Help Companies Practice Transparency

On Wednesday, August 7, HPDC hosted a Third party Verification webinar on how verified HPDs help companies practice transparency. Panelists shared the advantages of verified HPD from the perspective of the manufacturer, architect and building owner.
It was a great success with over 100 attendees. If you missed the webinar, you can watch it on You Tube.


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.

Sustainable Minds Announces Transparency Catalog v2.1 With HPDs and EPDs.

With the release of Sustainable Minds’ Transparency Catalog v2.1, architecture, engineering, construction professionals and owners can now find all manufacturers and the published Health Product Declarations® (HPDs) for their products in each MasterFormat® division and section in just one click.
The Transparency Catalog now includes access to all v2.0, 2.1 and 2.1.1 HPDs — a total of 3,175 from 332 manufacturers in 18 MasterFormat (MF) divisions adding ~195 more sections across divisions 03 Concrete, 04 Masonry, 07 Thermal and Moisture Protection, 09 Finishes and 12 Furnishings.
Manufacturers and AECOs – Be sure to attend the webinar to learn more about using the Transparency Catalog v2.1 and the benefits to you and your organization on Wednesday, August 21 at 2 pm EDT.

The HPD Public Repository is the authoritative resource for all published HPDs. Visit the Repository to access over 5,000 published HPDs, representing over 15,000 building products –

Manufacturers Publishing HPDs in July & Early August

Altro Ltd
ARDEX Engineered Cements
Armstrong World Industries
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Bentzon Carpets
carnegie fabrics
Cathedral Stone Products
CSI Wall Panels
Dixie Group Commercial
DuPont Specialty Products USA, LLC
Engineered Floors
Forbo Flooring Systems
H.B. Fuller Company
Handsome Plastics Co., Ltd.
International Cellulose Corporation
ISE Logik Industries
Kelly-Moore Paints
Key Resin Company
Koroseal Interior Products
LATICRETE International
Leonhardt Environmental, P.C.
LUX dynamics
Mats Inc
Mohawk Group
Oregon Door
Owens Corning
Pallas Textiles
Panel Rey S.A.
Pioneer Millworks
PPG Architectural Finishes
Saint Gobain
Sloan Valve Company
Specified Technologies Inc.
Spinneybeck | FilzFelt
Summit International Flooring
Uniboard Canada Inc.
US Rubber
Vescom America Inc.

HPDC continues to grow our membership now with over 250 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

  • Pioneer Millworks
  • Unilock
  • Fellert Acoustical Ceilings AB
  • Naughtone
  • CBC Flooring
  • Babcock-Davis
  • Engineered Floors
  • Bradley Corp
  • Redbuilt LLC
  • Royal Mosa
  • Bio-Plastic Solutions, LLC
  • R-stud LLC 
  • Activar Construction Products Group
  • Object Carpet GmbH
Learn more about HPDC membership. For the full list of HPDC members – now over 250 organizations – click here
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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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