What a year 2020 is turning out to be! We wish everyone the best of health and safety as we all continue on this quite exceptional journey as a community of practice.
Amidst the confusion, 2020 has become a record year for our Open Innovation Material Health Ecosystem. We are seeing an all-time high rate of publishing of HPDs – which have broken through the 7,000 published HPDs milestone. This is a remarkable level of voluntary participation by 500+ manufacturers, representing over 20,000 building-related products in almost every category. And, over 1,000 building design projects have now indicated that they are utilizing the Material Ingredients credit in LEED v4.1.
I encourage you to read through this newsletter, where you will find more advances in tools, methods and also the project and product results that our members are creating to move the practice of material health forward at an increased rate and pace of change.
To mark a decade of progress since the inception of the HPD concept and initiative in 2010, HPDC is delighted to offer, in collaboration with USGBC, a new event: Material Health Open Innovation Symposium, on November 17, 2020. As you will see in the description below, this is the first event dedicated to the practice of material health. We will be highlighting the leading edge of practice and the outlook from key material health programs for the next five years – the steps needed to make material health practice the norm in our industry by 2025!
Wendy Vittori, HPDC, Executive Director
Material Health Open Innovation Symposium: The Art And Science of Material Health Innovation – November 17, 2020.
Submit Your Presentation For The Material Health Open Innovation Symposium: Sessions 2 & 3. Deadline to Submit is October 30, 2020.
Pictured above are HPDC members at the 2019 Annual Member Meeting at HKS in Atlanta, GA.
HPDC Annual Member Meeting Will Be Held Virtually on Nov. 17, 2020.
Call for HPDC 2021 Board of Directors Nominations.
- 3 seats in the user category
- 1 seat in the ecosystem category
- 1 seat in the manufacturer category
- 3 seats in a new community category
New HPDC Community Member Category.
Introducing GreenScreen™ Certified Standard for Furniture & Fabrics.
Free Webinar: October 28, 2020 @ 2:00-3:00pm EDT.
Perkins and Will Creates A Healthy “Home-Away-From-Home” For Cancer Patients.
The Value and Importance of Third-Party Verified HPDs.
Free webinar on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm EST.
High-performance building projects – such as those of Google, Microsoft, and Facebook – are increasingly using HPDs and other transparency documents as sources of vital information to meet internal standards and green building requirements. Join GreenCircle Certified and HPDC for a free webinar on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm EST to learn about the benefits of third-party verification for your HPD, and how supplier HPDs make the development and verification process simpler.
GreenCircle’s Tad Radzinski and HPDC’s John Geyer, will be joined by a panel of sustainability experts who will be discussing the benefits of third-party verified HPDs and how supplier HPDs will make the development and verification process simpler. The panel includes Annmarie Ott and Elyse Inglese from Saint-Gobain, and Diana Smiciklas from Perkins and Will.
EUHPD: Toward A European Open Standard For Construction Products. Learn More: October 14, 2020.
If you would like to share your organization’s leadership story in the Members Corner, please contact us.
Sustainable Minds Announces Transparency Catalog v3.0.
The HPD Public Repository is the authoritative resource for all published HPDs. Visit the Repository to access over 7,100 published HPDs, representing over 20,000 building products, from 500+ manufacturers –
Thanks to the following Manufacturers who’ve published 676 HPDs in V2.2 in July – September 2020:
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:
- Pair LLC
- Wilsonart LLC
- Dex-O-Tex by Crossfield Products Corp.
- Pyroguard UK Ltd
- LDI Solutions
- Niles Building Products Co.
- Community Design
- Goldray Glass
- Jaeyoung Chemical Co.,Ltd.
- Helmitin Inc
- FreeAxez LLC
- Vallelunga & Co srl
- Peker Yüzey Tasarımları Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş.
- Panduit Corp