Transparency Now – HPDC Drives Home the Transparency Message at Greenbuild

HPDC kicked off Greenbuild by launching our Transparency Now campaign. Many attendees sported our Transparency Now button to support this message during the conference. Twenty-five HPDC members had exhibits at the show, and the message about HPDs has clearly gotten out to many more attendees since last year, based on the really in-depth and supportive conversations that we had with many, including many of our members. It was great to be able to spend time with you face-to-face – thank you so much for your support!

The session on LEED v4 and Material Health that was added by the USGBC had a great turnout. We are very pleased that USGBC is helping to promote the tools available to project teams to obtain the LEED Material Ingredients Disclosure and Optimization credits, and that HPDC was asked to participate in this session, which included participants from C2C Institute, ULe, GIGA and OnGreening. Transparency Now means that project teams have access to a wide, and rapidly increasing range of HPDs, which, through the HPD Public Repository, are easy to find and download. New connections we are making with product directories, such as GIGA-Mindful Materials and others, make HPDs even more accessible.

Thank you to all our members who volunteered their time at the HPDC booth!
Check out the event gallery on our website to see more photos of HPDC at Greenbuild 2017.

Greenbuild 2018 Call for Proposals Now Open

Greenbuild 2018 will be held November 14-16 in Chicago and we are already looking forward to seeing even more HPDC members presenting! Greenbuild features sessions covering all aspects of sustainable design, construction and operations practices for buildings and communities, including their impact on people, the environment and the economy. Share your expertise and submit your session proposals for consideration in next year’s event by Friday, January 5th at 5pm EST.

Third-Party Verification Program Advancing to Implementation

Among the events that took place at the HPDC Greenbuild booth this year was a meeting of Third-Party Verification Technical Sub-Group and Pilot Verification participants. With the Pilot successfully completed in October, and the program approved by the HPDC Technical Committee, the official approval for Verifiers is now in the final stages. Fifteen pilot verifications have also been completed and are in final review. We expect these reviews to be completed in December, and the Program’s official launch to follow.

Celebrating Wendy Vittori – 2017 Women in Sustainability Leadership Award Winner!

HPDC Executive Director Wendy Vittori (photo, lower right) was honored on November 7th by gb&d (Green Building & Design) magazine as one of 10 winners in their fourth annual Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards. The annual accolade is considered one of the most prestigious awards in the world of architecture and recognizes the most powerful women making a difference in the world through sustainability.

Just six years ago, Wendy helped lead the effort to create the Health Product Declaration® (HPD) Open Standard, which recently celebrated five years since its initial approval.

“Our goal was – and is – to provide a means for building professionals and, ultimately retail consumers, to make an informed choice in selecting and specifying building products, considering the material health attributes of those products. Today, there are more than 3,000 published HPDs – and growing weekly – that have been completed by manufacturers, publicly and freely available to anyone in the HPD Public Repository.” – Wendy Vittori

Wendy has demonstrated an unwavering passion and dedication to this cause and is a stellar example of what it takes to truly lead. Congratulations, Wendy!

HPDC and GIGA Increase Access to Published HPDs

HPDC and GIGA have recently partnered to provide greater exposure for published HPDs through connected data exchange, further enabling material transparency information to guide material sourcing decision and healthier built results.

GIGA‘s Cloud Platform, Origin, is a free international cloud-based data hub which enables material data exchange between manufacturers, auditors, A+D and industry software. By connecting the HPD Public Repository with Origin, published HPDs will be made available to users of Origin and mindful MATERIALS, and will greatly increase visibility of HPDs, increase data management efficiency for manufacturers and improve the accessibility and reliability of material transparency information for A&D and industry users.

Through data exchange tools, manufacturers’ HPD information and documentation will be kept current through connected updates, ensuring consistency and data correctness. HPD documents, LEED Pre-check Indicators and search filters will also be accessible on Origin and within the mindful MATERIALS Library, enabling design teams to easily identify materials that may qualify for LEED v4 Material Ingredients credits.

Calls for Technical Committee and Harmonization Technical Sub-Group Applicants Coming Soon

HPDC will be issuing a Call for Applicants for our Technical Committee and Harmonization Technical Sub-Group to our members on December 15th. The Technical Committee and its sub-groups are responsible for the development and maintenance of the HPD Open Standard. Stay tuned for additional information and details on how to submit your applications to participate in these groups.

Member Corner

HPDC’s Annual Member Meeting and Reception at Greenbuild

We kicked off HPDC’s 5th anniversary celebration at our annual Member Meeting and Reception, hosted by Innovator Sponsor and Founding Member, Perkins+Will in their Boston office. It was wonderful to have the opportunity again this year to share this time with so many HPDC members!

The highlight of the evening was awarding our “Champion of Transparency” recognition to Rus Perry of SmithGroupJJR, who has been an amazing force in the growth of the HPD Open Standard and HPDC since our founding, and is retiring this year from our Board of Directors. Rus’s participation exemplifies what so many of our members are contributing to our effort – working together to create an open innovation ecosystem that can transform the materials we use, the buildings we create and the communities we live in to the healthier places we all want them to be. Thank you, Rus, for your leadership and commitment!

In case you missed it, you can view the presentation from the evening on the Members Portal, and be sure to check out some photos from the meeting in our Event Gallery.

Published HPDs Continue to Grow

We continue to see strong growth in the development and publishing of HPDs by manufacturers, with over 3,200 HPDs now publicly available in the HPD Public Repository. If it’s been published, it’s in the Repository! Thank you to the manufacturers who have been creating and publishing HPDs…in the past month, a total of 220 HPDs were published by these manufacturers:

Aircrete Mexico
Architex International
Armstrong World Industries
ASM Modular Systems, Inc.
Carnegie fabrics
Carpets International Thailand Public Company Limited
Ceilume
CENTRIA
Concrete Moisture Solutions / dba, Barrier One Inc.
CPS Admixture
Custom Building Products
Designtex
emeco
Emser Tile
Forbo Flooring Systems
Galleher
Henry Company
Holcim Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Industrial Louvers Inc.
International Cellulose Corporation
Interstate Brick
Kelly-Moore Paints
KI
Kingspan Access Floors Ltd
Knauf Insulation, Inc.
Lamitech
LATICRETE International
Len-Tex Corporation
Luna Textiles
Mannington Commercial
MBA Building Supplies
Métal U.P. inc
Metroflor Corporation
Mohawk Group
National Gypsum Company
Package Pavement –  Spec Mix
Plafonds U.P.inc.
PPG Architectural Finishes
Pyrok, Inc.
Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc.
Soprema
Spinneybeck | FilzFelt
SYSTEM-POOL S.A.
Terrazzo and Marble Supply
USG
Viance LLC.
Windfall Lumber

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H.B. Fuller Company
Owens Corning
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BioPlastic Solutions
Inscape Corporation
ISI Building Products
Kingspan Access Floors Ltd
KnollTextiles
Toxnot PBC

For the full list of HPDC members – now almost 200 organizations – click here.

HPD Collaborative is a not-for-profit member organization responsible for the maintenance and evolution of the HPD Open Standard. To see the full list of HPDC members, click here. 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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