September Signals Many Material Health Opportunities!
- Launch of HPD Version 2.3 Update in the HPD Builder – just released in production, HPD v02.3 Update has a host of great new features that help you elevate your material health practice to the next level! We had three webinars in August that go into all the details you need to have. Want to update your HPD to take advantage of the new features – HPD Builder makes it easy! Check out all the new features and webinars here.
- Greenbuild 2023 arrives in Washington, DC Sept 26-29! – HPDC members will gather for our Annual Member Meeting and Reception on September 26 at 5:30 – which will be hosted by the SmithGroup in their DC offices. Register here. And, HPDC will is exhibiting at Greenbuild – Booth 1618 – and we would love to show you all the new tools we have developed for material health practice. Drop by our booth at any time, or book a time for a demonstration of HPD v2.3. We have expo promo tickets available.
- HPDC will host the 4th Annual Material Health Open Innovation Symposium on November 14. This all-virtual event delivers a concise update on the latest advancements in material health practice. Registration is free and open to all. If you have a product or project that exemplifies the leading edge of material health practice – we want to highlight it as a case study at the Symposium. Submit your case study– you may be the next Material Health All Star!
Get all the details on these events – and more – in our newsletter below.
Thank you for your support and all your efforts to make safer and healthier building materials a reality for all!
All the best, – Wendy
Wendy Vittori, HPDC, Executive Director
Material Health Open Innovation Symposium IV: Mark Your Calendar for November 14, 2023, 12-5 PM EST.
The 4th annual Material Health Symposium of this year has converged into a singular virtual gathering. It offers an invaluable resource for the most up-to-date insights into material health innovations. Proudly hosted by HPDC, this virtual assembly is generously accessible without any registration fees.
This singular yearly event stands as the exclusive platform dedicated to material health endeavors within the construction sector. You’d be remiss to overlook this opportunity! Prepare to embark on a journey through the latest breakthroughs within the realm of Material Health. Expect comprehensive presentations that delve into the remarkable strides achieved in the past year, trailblazing methodologies, advancements in various ecosystems, and a tantalizing glimpse into what the future holds for 2024.
Symposium Event Sponsorship Opportunities – Target Key Players & Promote Your Organization.
The Material Health Open Innovation Symposium by HPDC presents a unique occasion to garner attention from manufacturers, architects, designers, builders, and other pivotal figures in the realm of Material Health. It stands as the singular annual event exclusively dedicated to the practice of Material Health within the construction industry. Seize the opportunity to be recognized by influential individuals and showcase your organization’s commendable efforts in the field of Material Health by becoming a sponsor on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. Explore the diverse advantages outlined below, ranging from benefits such as a virtual Expo booth, logo placement on the Symposium web page, social media promotion, complimentary VIP passes, and more. For further information or to engage as an event sponsor for the Symposium, please get in touch with Jeff Toffoli via email at email@example.com.
2023 Material Health Innovation Awards–Submit Your Product or Project Innovation by October 31st, 2023.
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.
You can view all materials from last year’s symposium here.
The deadline to submit is October 31st, 2023, 5 PM Pacific Time.
HPD Builder V2.3 Update: Unlock the Full Potential of This Pivotal Enhancement
The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) is elated to introduce the HPD Open Standard v2.3 Update, a game changing enhancement to the Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard.
On July 20, 2023 HPDC launched the latest update to its HPD Builder online reporting system, the version 2.3 update.
The new HPD Version 2.3 emphasizes advances in data quality and consistency, and automation of new data screening options. The July launch also coincided with a key milestone: 10,000+ HPD reports published to date provide data about product materials that make sourcing healthier products in green building easier than ever..
“The collaboration among the manufacturers, architects, nonprofits, and everyone represented on our technical committees made this latest advance in the HPD Open Standard possible,” said Tristan Roberts, Chief Technologist for the HPD Collaborative. “No regulation made us release a new version. It’s living proof that human and environmental health can be advanced through a voluntary, consensus process.”
Open Call for Applicants: HPDC 2024 Board of Directors Nominations.
The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) is now accepting nominations for its 2024 Board of Directors. If you’re passionate about improving the material health of the built environment, this is your opportunity to lead and make an impact.
- Deadline for Nominations: UPDATE! Monday October 2nd, 2023, 11:59 PM PDT
- Seats Available: 4 in User category, 1 in Ecosystem, 1 in Manufacturer, and 2 in Community category.
- Term: January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2026
- Eligibility: Must be a registered representative and employee of an HPDC General Member organization.
How to Apply: Complete the online application form by the deadline. Self-nominations are allowed.
- Ballots will be cast between October 16 and November 6, 2023.
- Results will be announced at the Material Health Open Innovation Symposium on November 14, 2023.
Come Visit HPDC At Greenbuild 2023 In Booth 1618.
HPDC will be part of Greenbuild 2023 in Washington D.C.! We’re so excited for you to stop by our booth #1618. We are located right by the entrance, next to the USGBC booth. At our booth, you can:
- Get a demo of the HPD Builder Version 2.3 Update’s new features.
- Register for the 2023 Material Health Symposium on November 14.
- Say hello to the HPDC team!
The Greenbuild Conference & Expo is where the leaders in green building gather and share the next generation of standards, policies, products and partnerships. This is largest annual event for green building professionals worldwide. It’s where attendees learn and source solutions to improve resilience, sustainability and quality of life in our buildings, cities and communities.
ATTENTION HPDC MEMBERS: Mark your calendars! Annual Member Meeting & Reception, September 26, 2023 During Greenbuild.
The tireless efforts of the HPDC community are steadily laying the groundwork for ushering in a new era of healthier materials. Over the past year, we’ve witnessed an unprecedented surge in momentum, marked by the achievement of a remarkable milestone – the publication of over 10,000 HPDs. These encompass a staggering 40,000+ products hailing from more than 800 manufacturers. Simultaneously, our community has flourished, boasting a robust membership roster that now exceeds 360 organizations!
Every year, HPDC members come together to commemorate the achievements of our community in advancing healthier building products. And yes, this celebration includes a delightful selection of beer, wine, and delectable appetizers! Reserve your spot now for the 2023 HPDC Annual Member Meeting & Reception, taking place on September 26, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm Pacific Time as part of Greenbuild in Washington D.C. We are thrilled to announce that the SmithGroup will graciously host this year’s Member Meeting & Reception.
During the gathering, we will unveil the 2024 Board of Directors, present fresh insights into the impact of the HPD Open Standard, and provide an excellent opportunity for members to connect and engage in in-depth discussions about all things HPD, all while savoring the delightful cuisine and beverages on offer!
Registration is a prerequisite for participating in this enlightening, crucial, and enjoyable in-person membership event, utilizing eventbrite. If you are unable to join us in person, please join by Zoom.
For more details including parking, transportation, and more frequently asked questions- click here!
Feature: Leadership in Action for a Healthier Built Future
A Pioneering Contribution by Our Executive Director, Wendy Vittori
We are proud to announce that our Executive Director, Wendy Vittori, has authored a chapter in the newly-published book, “The Regenerative Materials Movement: Dispatches from Practitioners, Researchers, and Advocates.” This book, published by International Living Future Institute and Ecotone, “draws on the expertise of a diverse range of thought leaders across the industry who share their stories, research, revelations, and insights in a series of dispatches, which together help sketch a bold vision for overcoming the drawbacks of our current materials economy. This book is for designers, manufacturers, educators and students, advocates, and other people who are interested in a deeper understanding of regenerative materials for achieving health and wellness in the built environment.”
About Wendy’s Chapter
Wendy’s chapter, “Lessons from Tech to Accelerate Transformation to a Healthier Built Environment,” outlines the evolution of material health practice, of which the HPD Open Standard is a key ingredient, and how the open, collaborative innovation in material health is accelerating progress to a world in which healthier and safer building materials are the norm.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The HPD Public Repository is the authoritative resource for all published HPDs. Visit the Repository to access over 11,000 published HPDs, representing over 40,000 building products, from 800+ manufacturers.
Thanks to the following 82 Manufacturers who’ve published 414 HPDs since June 28th 2023
Activar Construction Products Group
Aluminium Products Company (ALUPCO)
American Fiber Cement Corporation
Armin Josef WUENSCH PLASTER Factory Co.
Armstrong World Industries
Behr Paint Company
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Bremworth Carpets and Rugs Ltd
Carlisle Construction Materials
Carpets International Thailand Public Company Limited
Casablanca Vietnam JSC
EB Métal inc.
Glen Raven, Inc.
H.B. Fuller Company
HMTX Industries, LLC
Jazeera Factory for Paints Co
Key Resin Company
Knauf Insulation, Inc.
Kuberit USA, LLC
Master Builders Solutions
Momentive Performance Materials
National Guard Products
Naturepedic Organic Mattresses & Bedding
Philip Grahame Int Ltd
Potter Roemer Fire Pro
PROMA Adhesives Inc.
QUIKRETE Companies, LLC
SULB Company B.S.C.(c)
Talleres de Escoriaza
ter Hürne GmbH & Co. KG
Terrazzo and Marble Supply
The Senator Group
Vescom America Inc.
HPDC continues to grow our membership now with over 360 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:
SULB COMPANY B.S.C. CLOSED
Brava Roof Tile
Don Construction Products
SALUS GLOBAL for Green Buildings and Sustainable Cities