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Making the Basics Work Better – Streamlining Reporting Ingredients and Screening for Material Health in Building Products.

Our HPDC team – Milla, Hal, Paula and Wendy – have arrived in San Francisco for Greenbuild 2022 – and we are excited to be here!  

I am very pleased to say that we will have several announcements here at Greenbuild that take important next steps to make the basics of material health work better: with USGBC, Green Seal and the HPDC Program Pre-check Pilot. Be sure to attend our HPDC Annual Member Meeting – either in person or by zoom – for a preview of these exciting developments that will make material health reporting and screening more cost-effective and easier for manufacturers and project design teams.

We look forward to seeing those of you who are here in person at our HPDC booth – #1758 – on the Greenbuild Expo floor, where you can learn more about these new capabilities and all HPDC offers to help you take the next steps in your material health practice. We are here to support you!

You still have time to submit the story of your organization’s material health innovation for our Material Health Open Innovation Symposium, on November 15. We are extending the deadline for case study submittals to November 7. Case studies show how your team took the next step towards better material health of products and building projects. The four most outstanding case studies will be selected for presentation at the Symposium and receive our “Material Health Innovation Award.”

Thank you for your hard work to make the practice of material health a reality in the building industry! 

All the best – Wendy

Wendy Vittori, HPDC, Executive Director


Register for the Material Health Open Innovation Symposium III: November 15, 2022, 12-5 PM EST. 

Get ready for this year’s third annual Material Health Symposium: “The Art And Science of Material Health Innovation.” This free virtual event brings together all the information you need on the latest material health innovations. 

You won’t want to miss the one event each year solely dedicated to material health practice in the building industry. Learn about the latest innovations taking place in the field of Material Health, including detailed presentations about the exciting progress made in the past year, leading edge practices, ecosystem progress and what lies ahead for 2023.

2022 Material Health Innovation Awards–Submit Your Product or Project Innovation by November 7, 2022.

Time is running out! Building Design Teams and Manufacturers are invited to share their organizations’ breakthrough Material Health innovations with colleagues during the Symposium by November 4. 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 on the HPDC website.

You can view all materials from last year’s symposium here.

The form is quick and easy to complete! The deadline to submit has been extended to November 7, 2022, 5 PM Pacific Time. 

Symposium Event Sponsorship Opportunities – Target Key Players & Promote Your Organization.

HPDC’s Material Health Open Innovation Symposium provides an excellent opportunity to gain recognition with manufacturers, architects, designers, builders, and other key players in the Material Health space during the one event each year solely dedicated to material health practice in the building industry.

Innovation winner slides logo placement, pre-and-post Symposium announcements, even having your own display presence at the symposium through virtual exhibit spaces are available and fit nearly any budget..

To learn more and become an event sponsor, please contact Paula Schaper at or click below to view sponsorship levels and benefits.

Come Visit HPDC At Greenbuild 2022 In Booth 1758.

HPDC will be part of Greenbuild 2022 in San Francisco! We’re so excited for you to stop by our booth #1758 to:

  • Get a demo of the HPD Builder Version 2.3 new features.
  • Take a look at the new Supplier Quick Start Course.
  • Register for the 2022 Material Health Symposium on November 15.
  • Learn about a new HPDC, Green Seal Complimentary Program for HPD Reports with Paint Certification. 

  • 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: Register for the Annual Member Meeting & Reception, November 1, 2022 During Greenbuild.

The work of the HPDC community is creating the foundation to bring the transformation to healthier materials ever closer. The past year has seen the greatest rate of progress yet – with published HPDs surpassing the 10,000 mark – representing 40,000+ products from over 800 manufacturers, while membership has grown to over 360 organizations!

Each year HPDC members gather together to celebrate (and yes, that includes beer, wine, and delicious appetizers!) the accomplishments that our members, together with the broader community of practice, have made to advance healthier products in our buildings. Register now for the 2022 HPDC Annual Member Meeting & Reception on November 1, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm Pacific Time during Greenbuild in San Francisco. We are very pleased to announce that HDR will be our host for this year’s Member Meeting & Reception. At the member meeting we will announce the 2023 Board of Directors, share new data about the impact of the HPD Open Standard and enjoy the opportunity to meet and discuss all things HPD with fellow members – along with the yummy food and drinks!

You must be registered to attend this informative and important (and fun) membership event in person. If you are unable to join us in person, please join by Zoom.

GREENBUILD ATTENDEES: Learn How HPDC and Green Seal® Can Help Optimize Your Project Goals.

Green Seal is now an approved Health Product Declarations (HPD) preparer and third-party verifier. Our new partnership with Green Seal provides the simplest way to earn maximum LEED points for your paint products.

Learn about ingredient transparency in paints and how Green Seal certification now includes providing a health product declaration (HPD) as well as Green Seal third party HPD verification, maximizing your LEED credit opportunity.  

To learn more, please join our information session on Wednesday, November 2nd from 10:30-11:00 AM or Thursday, November 3rd from 2:30-3:00 PM at HPDC’s Greenbuild booth #1758.

​GREENBUILD ATTENDEES: Learn How HPDC and USGBC Are Simplifying Material Ingredient Reporting for LEED.

HPDs published meeting the LEED v4.1 Option 1 Pre-check will now be automatically accepted for LEED project documentation. This new capability brings clarity and certainty to the LEED Material Ingredients credit qualifications for both manufacturers and project teams. Manufacturers can pre-check their HPDs for LEED using the expanded Program Pre-check features available in the current, v2.3 HPD Builder, which provides criteria-specific feedback on compliance. Qualification for GBCI-approved will be automatically designated when the HPD is published to the HPD Public Repository. For project teams, a clear GBCI-approved designation will be visible on the HPD report and searchable in the Repository, both through the native Repository user interface and through output to Repository API partners.

To learn more, please join our information session on Wednesday, November 2nd from 3-4 PM at HPDC’s Greenbuild booth #1758.

Mix and Mingle During the Greenbuild Happy Hour.

Join us for the Captain Planet Cocktails happy hour with our sustainability friends, hosted by mindfulMATERIALS, ecomedes, HPDC, Toxnot, MORTARR, and Building Transparency during Greenbuild. Come unwind in downtown San Francisco for a drink with friends, or make some new friends. Sponsored by Autex Acoustics.

WHEN: Wed, November 2, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
WHERE: Westbury Bar, 685 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

You must register for this event. Space is limited.

Understanding HPD v2.3 With Increased Material & Substance Transparency.

Part of the Sustainbale Minds Booth Talks @ Greenbuild collection 

Come meet Wendy Vittori, Executive Director of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative, during Greenbuild to learn about HPD v2.3 with increased material & substance data transparency and how to use the Transparency Catalog detailed data in the API to find products with HPDs and understand the results – in a glance.

WHERE: Booth #1442 | Understanding HPD v2.3 with increased material & substance data transparency

WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2022, 10:40 AM – 11:00 AM PDT during Greenbuild

You must register for this event. Space is limited.


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:

The HPD Public Repository is the authoritative resource for all published HPDs. Visit the Repository to access almost 10,000 published HPDs, representing over 40,000 building products, from 700+ manufacturers –

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:

  • Allegion
  • Tower Sealants
  • RISE Building Products
  • Lendlease 
  • Bansiyi Overseas LLP
  • ASI Southeast 
  • T2Earth 
Learn more about HPDC membership. For the full list of HPDC members – now over 330 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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