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“I want to know more about LEED credit benefits for Project Teams."

“I want to know more about LEED credit benefits for Project Teams."

HPDs - A flexible tool for achieving LEED v4 credit

Use of Health Product Declarations (HPDs) is one of the most common and easy ways for Project Teams to gather documentation for compliance with LEED v4 MRc: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization: Material Ingredients. HPDs also contribute to the same credit in LEED v4.1.

How HPDs benefit architects, design teams, suppliers, builders & more

HPDs Are a Great Investment. HPDs are the most cost-effective way to contribute to LEED v4 projects. The cost to develop an LCA (“Life Cycle Assessment”) and/or EPD (“Environmental Product Declaration”) are very expensive and often consume many months to complete. HPDs are quicker, far less expensive, and a more requested specification tool than LCAs and EPDs. Green building certification systems incentivize HPDs and contribute to achieving the LEED v4/4.1 and WELL v1 Enhanced Material Safety, and Greenscreen certification.

Product HPDs are published in the HPD Public Repository

HPDs can be reviewed in the HPD Public Repository by Project Teams in order to select products that meet their requirements. HPDs under any version can contribute to LEED credit: HPD 1.0, 2.0, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.2 and the most recently released version, 2.3. Guidance for applying the LEED requirements to each HPD version is available below in both visual and text formats.

HPDs published under version 2.1 and later offer a LEED Pre-Check Indicator

Pre-screen HPDs that meet LEED requirements. HPDs passing this Pre-Check can be found using the search filters in the HPD Public Repository. (The LEED Pre-Check has not yet been updated for LEED v4.1.)

Documenting LEED v4.1 Material Ingredients with HPD v2.3

Take this LEED v4.1 training course to learn what the LEED v4.1 Material Ingredients Credit is, how to approach the credit, and how to use the v2.3 HPD to document the credit.