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The advent of the Supplier HPD, which will launch in Q3 this year as a key element of the HPD Open Standard v2.2 release, marks an important pivot point for the transparency movement within the building industry. With this new tool, together with a growing ecosystem of complementary information management tools, libraries, and certifications, transparency can reach a new summit in the building industry, by facilitating the direct participation of ingredient suppliers. We will have a full update on this program in our next newsletter – stay tuned!
We have already seen, over the past few years, remarkable and rapidly growing participation by hundreds of manufacturers, who are voluntarily embracing the call for greater transparency about chemical ingredients and health information about their products. Let’s stop for a moment and recognize how significant is this accomplishment. This achievement has been made possible by the commitment of many champions of transparency from within the architecture and design community, building owners, manufacturers, and an ecosystem of dedicated organizations who have done the research, created the rating systems, advocacy and information tools that have enabled this rapid advancement.   
We applaud the phenomenal work of so many members of our community who are advancing the practice of transparency and material health each and every day! Thank you!
Wendy Vittori, Executive Director

HPDC Will Be At NeoCon, The Commercial Design Industry’s Launch Pad for Innovation

HPDC is participating in NeoCon at the Merch Mart in Chicago June 10—12. Come visit us on the 7th floor, in Booth 7-1031, in the Building Products section. If you’re a member who will be at NeoCon, we’ll have your “HPDC Member” sign at the booth, or, we’ll be visiting your booth/showroom to deliver your sign.
Don’t miss the HPDC booth party on Tuesday, June 11 from 3 to 5 pm. We’ll have food, wine and demonstrations of the HPDC’s Third Party Verification Program.

HPDC Seeks Manufacturer and User Feedback on Hazard Warnings and Best Practices Guidance 

HPDC released HPD Open Standard v2.2 with important supply chain innovations. Several key areas of development are Hazard Warnings and Best Practices Guidance. We are developing a modified version of the HPD content inventory and hazard screening system to more accurately characterize health information for products that meet these requirements. Whether as a manufacturer or as someone who uses HPDs, are there other substances you work with or encounter that you think may also fall under this policy? Tristan Roberts, HPDC, Director of Technical and Education Programs, has prepared a blog post with more information and a brief survey to get your feedback.

Version 2.2 Update Allows More HPDs to Contribute to LEED Requirements

The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC), working with USGBC and GBCI, has updated its guidance on how to use Health Product Declarations (HPDs) to earn LEED credit under Option 2 of LEED v4 MRc: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization: Material Ingredients.
The update will allow a greater proportion of the close-to-5,000 published HPDs to contribute to LEED. LT-P1 scores are now allowed for Option 2 as of March 29, 2019, when HPDC issued this updated guidance. For compliance with Option 2 the Material Ingredients credit, HPDs are used to document products that have fully inventoried chemical ingredients to 100 ppm that have no GreenScreen Benchmark-1 (BM-1) hazards. The BM-1 score means that an ingredient is a chemical of high concern, whereas Benchmark-4 substances are safer and preferred, and BM-2 and BM-3 are in the middle.

Get the Latest Insights – Upcoming User Advisory Panel (UAP) and Manufacturer Advisory Panel (MAP) Conference Calls in June

HPDC User and Manufacturer Members – check your calendar for the invite to the upcoming UAP and MAP meetings. HPDC Staff will review the latest information about HPD v2.2 release and v2.3 plans, HPDC programs and upcoming events. Login to the new HPDC member portal to learn more.

Portland Panel Discussions: Contractors, Developers and Designers All Share One Common Goal – Healthy Environments That Perform.

Portland Materials Transparency Collaborative (PMTC) and Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) hosted three discussion panels in April, May and June, continuing the live series: “Transparency and Material Health In Practice.” 
From contractors to specifiers, everyone is working hard to figure out how to incorporate transparency requirements in their practice.
Many lessons were learned by those who participated. There is consensus that no one size fits all approach to integration. Some takeaways were that focusing on different market sectors or company size really effects the approach, and relying on outside data bases is more effective than managing something in-house.
Some companies are creating their own format to integrate both health and other sustainable aspects to provide clients with simpler decision making tools.
Early conversations and owner buy-in are critical, and this is one reason those who participated are all eager to hear from the owner point of view in October.
The fourth in the series focuses on “Best Practices in Material Health: The Owner’s Perspective.”
Amy Running IIDA, Bora Architects 
503 226 1575 


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 Receives ASID 2019 Design for Humanity Award

Congratulations to HPDC Founding Member, Healthy Building Network, for receiving the 2019 Design for Humanity award from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) . The ASID National Awards recognize design professionals who have shown immense dedication and commitment to enhancing the industry and have created a significant, impactful body of work throughout the course of their careers.
The Design for Humanity award celebrates an individual or institution for having significantly
contributed to improving the environment for humanity through design-related activities or projects that transform lives.
The Healthy Building Network (HBN) believes that a healthy, sustainable world is possible – a world where the spaces in which we live, work, and play help us breathe easy, think clearly, and feel more creative. With a mission to advance human and environmental health by improving hazardous chemical transparency and inspiring product innovation, HBN has defined the leading edge of healthy building practices that increase transparency in the building products industry, reduce human exposure to hazardous chemicals, and create market incentives for healthier innovations in manufacturing. 

The HPD Public Repository is the authoritative resource for all published HPDs. Visit the Repository to access over 4,800 published HPDs, representing over 15,000 building products –

Manufacturers Publishing HPDs in May

ASC Profiles
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Bentzon Carpets
C.F. Stinson, LLC
Carnegie Fabrics
Ceramiche Mutina
Concertex LLC
E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Flexco Corporation
Gypsorb, LLC
Henry Company
Hohmann & Barnard
Italgraniti Group
Kelly-Moore Paints
Key Resin Company
Kinestral Technologies
Kvadrat A/S
LATICRETE International
Leonhardt Environmental, P.C.
Mannington Mills
Metroflor Corporation
Mondo America Inc.
Navy Island
Owens Corning
Panariagroup Industrie Ceramiche
Panolam Industries International Inc
PPG Architectural Finishes
Quick Mix Beton LLC – Dubai Branch
Saint Gobain
Solomon Colors, Inc.
Specified Technologies Inc.
The MPI Group, LLC
Unicel Architectural Corp.
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

  • National Guard Products Inc.
  • US Rubber
  • Kwalu LLC
  • Peter Pepper Products
  • Tile Council of North America
  • Submaterial
  • The QUIKRETE Companies LLC
  • TileBar
  • Kvadrat A/S
  • Ceramiche Mutina spa
  • Global GreenTag International Pty Ltd
  • Terratinta Group Srl
  • Royal Mosa
  • Handsome Plastics Co., Ltd.
Learn more about HPDC membership. For the full list of HPDC members – now over 250 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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