Join HPDC on the Expo Hall at Greenbuild 2017!
In just a few weeks, HPDC will be exhibiting at Greenbuild 2017 and discussing all things HPD! Be sure to visit us at Booth #2042, where HPDC staff will be available to provide any assistance we can for creating and using HPDs
Join as our guest on the expo hall floor November 8-9 and take advantage of a limited number of free exhibit hall passes we have available – first-come, first-serve. We look forward to seeing you at Greenbuild!
Best Practices for “Consideration” of Residuals and Impurities – Pilot Test Underway
The “Emerging Best Practices” section of the HPDC website contains guidance on issues that have not been completely addressed by the HPD Open Standard and for which additional guidance is needed. Best Practice Guidance is now available on how Residuals and Impurities should be “considered” in an HPD. It is being Pilot Tested as an optional process before it is incorporated in the next version of the HPD Open Standard. Based on the findings of the pilot test, the guidance might be revised in response to feedback.
The process outlined in the Guidance provides:
- a clear definition of how manufacturers should identify and quantify residuals and impurities in their HPDs, and
- clear criteria that can be used to determine whether residuals and impurities were “considered”
You can find the documents in Emerging Best Practices for Residuals and Impurities.
You are encouraged to provide feedback through the HPDC Support Portal on the Guidance so we can improve it and make it work for you. Feedback can include:
- Are requirements clear? Does anything need clarification?
- Is the process feasible? Can it be improved?
- Was any part of process or requirements difficult? Why? Suggestions for improvement?
- Is anything missing?
- Other comments.
We appreciate any and all feedback. Thank you!
HPDC 2017-2018 Board of Directors Election Now Open
The voting period for the HPDC 2017-2018 Board of Directors is now open. Ballots have been distributed to the Primary Representative of each General Member company and the voting period will close on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 8:59 PM PT / 11:59 PM ET.
General Members are allowed one vote per company, to be cast by the Primary Representative as designated on the Membership Agreement. Votes are cast for nominees in your membership category; the structure of the HPDC Board is representative by member category. General Members who are not Primary Representative, please connect with your Primary Representative to review and discuss the slate of candidates.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-781-876-8871.
Voting is critical to the ongoing success of HPDC and we thank you for your participation and support! The deadline to vote is Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 8:59 PM PT / 11:59 PM ET.
HPDC will be officially launching the Health Product Declaration® (HPD) Verification program on October 24th. This program standardizes the third-party HPD Verification process, ensuring consistency across verifiers. While third-party verification of HPDs is not required, there are many benefits to doing so.
- The benefits of HPD verification
- The HPD Verification process
- How HPDs are promoted in the green building marketplace
- Nicole Munoz, Managing Director, SCS
- John Geyer, Program Director, HPDC
- Patrick Boyle, Director of Corporate Sustainability, Sloan
Our Newest Members
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For the full list of HPDC members – now over 180 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.