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Events of the past months have compelled us to pause and examine our priorities. We cannot expect change in outcomes if we don’t make any change in what we are doing. To this end, HPD Collaborative is initiating efforts to strengthen the connection of social equity and justice with material health. We will take up this work in our committees, Board and staff over the coming months. This will be a learning process that will evolve and grow over time as we better understand what it will take to move our ideas to real change. We welcome all members who have an interest to work in this area to actively lend your help and support. Please get in touch with me or any of our staff, or share your ideas on our Social Equity Forum.   
One of our efforts will be to explore how to include measures of social equity and justice in the HPD’s definition of health information. We will also work to expand our membership to include more diverse representation of the people who live and work in the buildings we create, in the communities where ingredients are extracted, and building products are made. We need all voices around the table to more fully inform our work and address the issues that pose everyday challenges to health and livelihood.
HPD Collaborative is dedicated to making the places where we live, work and play healthier for all. We champion transparency – the right to know – empowering everyone with the knowledge to make informed decisions. To fully realize this vision of healthier places for all, it is clear that our understanding of building products must include how all aspects – the ingredients, manufacturing, use and access – contribute to health outcomes. The urgency of making this information available to decision makers has been brought to the forefront as we see in real time the ill effects of unhealthful environments disproportionately falling upon those who are most vulnerable.  We look forward to you joining with us in this work.
Wendy Vittori, HPDC, Executive Director

Record Number of HPDs Published Using HPDC’s Latest HPD Builder Version 2.2.

Since launching the fully implemented HPD Open Standard Version 2.2 six weeks ago, 59 manufacturers have published a record breaking 479 new HPDs. Thank you to all the manufacturers who have so rapidly supported the latest revision. Your efforts have brought the number of published HPDs over the 6,500 mark. This represents an increase of 50% in publicly-available, Version 2 generation HPDs, in just the last year.  These HPDs provide comprehensive product content and associated health information for over 20,000 building products.

One of the most important innovations in HPD Builder 2.2 is the addition of the Supplier HPD Extension, which greatly simplifies the work of both manufacturers and their suppliers to create HPD reports.

Rachel Berman, Sustainability Program Manager at Mecho Shades and co-chair of the HPDC Supply Chain Technical Sub-Group said, “Enabling my suppliers to easily control disclosure of their confidential business information is a wonderful option, that should help simplify and speed up our transparency work.”

First released in 2012, the HPD Open Standard is harmonized with reporting for leading sustainability certification systems for buildings, including LEED and WELL, and for building products, such as Cradle to Cradle Certified™, Declare, GreenScreen Certified™ and BIFMA LEVEL®. Once published in the HPD Public Repository, manufacturer HPDs are publicly available for free to A+D firms and project teams. HPD data is also electronically transmitted to online product libraries, including mindful MATERIALS, Ecomedes and Sustainable Minds. Manufacturers can also transfer information between their HPD Builder, Toxnot and Declare accounts using the HPD Builder API.

Learn About LP50 And Join The Supplier Information Webinar To Engage The Supply Chain.

Interested in playing a leadership role in engaging the Supply Chain in transparency? Learn more about the LP50 initiative and free web-based tools that help manufacturers engage suppliers in the upcoming webinar on July 23. The webinar will show suppliers how to respond to requests efficiently through two secure, efficient and free web-based tools: Toxnot Shared Materials and HPD Builder Supplier HPD Extension.
Both tools provide automated data entry for supplier information and provide suppliers with other useful data management options. Once supplier information is available, these tools also help manufacturers respond to customer transparency requests using Declare labels and Health Product Declarations (HPDs) – two of the most widely-recognized material health transparency documents in the building industry.
Asia & North America
July 23rd, 2020, 7:30 am China Standard Time (4:30 pm PST)
Europe & North America
July 23rd, 2020, 10 am EST (3 pm WEST)

MSR Design Offers Design Materials Action Packet to AEC Community – Freely Available to All.

MSR Design is making available its Materials Library Entry Criteria and Materials Selection Guide, free to other design firms. The downloadable packet includes MSR Design’s Materials Library Entry Criteria, Staff Onboarding Guide and Architectural Samples Donation Guide, and can be accessed via the HPDC Website.
MSR Design is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm committed to excellence. To move transparency practice forward, the design firm made the decision to open these resources to other design firms. Simona Fischer, AIA, architect and associate with MSR Design, who is managing the initiative explains, “We believe it’s time for the AEC community to step forward to ensure that every material choice in our industry is a good choice. Changing the marketplace is bigger than any one firm can manage. We’re asking project owners and other design firms to work with us to improve the building industry. As a first step, we’re making our guidelines and staff training around transparency, sustainability and health from our own materials library available.”
Wendy Vittori, executive director for HPDC, says, “As a member organization, HPDC encourages and facilitates open collaboration to more rapidly advance the practice of material health. We applaud MSR Design for their generosity in openly sharing this resource with the broader community, and we look forward to working with them to accelerate progress towards healthier materials. HPDC provides a platform that is open for sharing of resources among members of the community of practice, and we hope that more firms will contribute in this same way.”

San Francisco Airport: Poised to Become the World’s Most Sustainable, Healthy Airport.

San Francisco Airport (SFO) is poised to become one of “the cleanest, greenest, and most sustainable airports in the world.” The recent renovation of the Harvey Milk Terminal 1 provided the perfect opportunity for SFO to achieve its goals of reaching zero net energy, zero net carbon emissions, and zero waste production by 2021.
Products for the renovation were selected by the Design-Build teams based on information provided by the manufacturers including third party VOC test reports or third party certifications, HPDs, EPDs, and third party certifications such as Cradle to Cradle and Declare labels.
When fully completed in 2023, the Harvey Milk Terminal 1 will elevate SFO’s standard of providing a world-class, environmentally friendly travel experience, with best in practice measures earmarked to apply across all future airport projects on this campus, and beyond.
The airport of the future is about to arrive at SFO. The new Harvey Milk Terminal 1 will deliver the feeling of peace and satisfaction for the guests from the moment they arrive to the boarding of the sustainably-fueled aircrafts at the gate.

Join USGBC’s On-Demand Update On Transparent + Circular: A Transatlantic Material Health

As part of USGBC’s International Education Series for Europe and Latin America, the “Transparent + Circular: A Transatlantic Material Health Update” provides a detailed and practical update on development of a health, circular materials economy bridging Europe, North America, and worldwide supply chains. Product manufacturers, trade associations, and nonprofits are all coming together collaboratively to build standards, tools, and to provide increased selection of green, healthy, and transparency products for LEED and WELL project teams.
Learn about the quickly growing adoption of the Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard from 2011 to today, and how the idea of a consistent standard has brought manufacturers to the table and overcome concerns. Get a preview of the new Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard v4 to see how material health and circularity criteria have evolved to drive greater adoption and impact. Hear how HPDC and C2CPII are working together, along with other globally used standards, to harmonize the use of verified data to reduce cost barriers to manufacturers and help rapidly spread the benefits of health and circularity to more projects.
  • Tristan Roberts, Technical Director, Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC)
  • Bergen Hubert, Manager, Built Environment, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII)
  • Charlotte Petiot, Products Sustainability Senior Manager, Sustainable Construction – Saint-Gobain


If you would like to share your organization’s leadership story in the Members Corner, please contact us.

The HPD Public Repository is the authoritative resource for all published HPDs. Visit the Repository to access over 6,500 published HPDs, representing over 20,000 building products, from 500+ manufacturers –

Thanks To the 59 Manufacturers Who’ve Published 479 HPDs in V2.2 in May/June 2020:

41zero42 srl
Activar Construction Products Group
Allstate Rubber
American Architectural Millwork
Andersen Corporation
Aquaflex Inc
ARDEX Engineered Cements
Armstrong World Industries
Benjamin Moore & Co.
carnegie fabrics
Custom Building Products
Durfold Corp
Ecore International
egetaepper A/S
Evonik Corporation
Hallmark Floors
Henry Company
Hotchkiss Air Supply
Humphrey Textiles Inc
Ideapaint, Inc.
Jandris Block
Kelly-Moore Paints
Key Resin Company
KONE Corporation
Kvadrat A/S
LATICRETE International
Lotte Chemical Corp.
Master Builders Solutions
Mermet Corporation
Momentive Performance Materials
Monopole, Inc.
NSG Group
Pollmeier Inc.
Rollease Acmeda
Saint Gobain
SAS International
Seieffe Corporation
Shildan Group
Spinneybeck | FilzFelt
textile mania
Ultrafabrics, Inc.
Unika Vaev
Vescom America Inc.

HPDC continues to grow our membership now with over 300 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:

  • VENIS, S.A.
  • Prysmian Group
  • Hallmark Floors
  • BioMASON
  • KnollTextiles
  • Brownett Consulting, LLC
  • West Coast Industries
  • 41zero42
  • American Architectural Millwork
  • Aquaflex Inc
  • Viridian Wood
  • Arto
  • AHF Products
  • Emirates Steel
Learn more about HPDC membership. For the full list of HPDC members – now over 300 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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