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“I want to access training materials, databases and public protocols for Project Teams."

“I want to access training materials, databases and public protocols for Project Teams."

Introduction to Material Health

Project Teams reviews hazards, exposure, and risks associated with building products as well as product transparency issues. Finally, we discuss resources that design professionals can use when specifying products using material ingredient information.

Project Team User Guide

A practical “how to” with information for using HPDs for Project Teams

LEED Material Ingredients Credit

Improved resources for project teams working towards the LEED credit, MR: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization

Lunch & Learn Series ($19.95 for non-members, free for HPDC members)

A set of condensed e-learning opportunities based on the information included in our continuing education course titled, “The Empowered Design Professional: Using HPDs to Make Healthier Material Choices”

Practitioners Speak – Discussion Series Panels

Hear from architecture and design practitioners how they have implemented transparency and material health in their practice and projects. Each session is a 60-90 minute video of a live audience, panel discussion.

4 Simple Steps to Transparency Now

Mindful MATERIALS

The mindful MATERIALS Library is a multi-stakeholder initiative developed by the building industry for the building industry, providing a common platform to access and clearly communicate transparency and optimization information for building products. mindful MATERIALS is NOT another certification. It is a FREE, brand-agnostic product library, which allows project teams and industry professionals to search for a multitude of relevant, qualified products.

HPDC Public Repository

Search from over 40,000 unique product HPDs

Healthier Materials Protocol Handbook – AIA

An HPDC partner, The new AIA Healthier Materials Protocol was created to provide clear, practical methods and tools to navigate sourcing healthier products and effectively translate awareness to practice.

Chemical Hazard Data Commons

Pharos is a tool that assists manufacturers when considering what chemicals and other ingredients they may employ as they formulate products. Note: Pharos is not a part of the HPDC and requires its own registration. It is not free, although the costs are marginal.

Materials Transparency & Risk For Architects – AIA

An introduction to advancing professional ethics while managing professional liability risks

AIA Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct from the American Institute of Architects

Healthy Materials Lab

The demand from designers for healthier product choices is growing! Primarily for designers and architects but of significant learning value for Product Teams, the Healthy Materials Lab (A part of the Parsons School of Design) answers any questions you may have about why creating and using healthier products in the built environment is so important for a healthier future. It’s the right thing to do and can be done efficiently while actually improving your bottom line.

MSR Design Action Packet

To move transparency practice forward, this design firm is offering its Materials Library Entry Criteria and materials selection guide free to other design firms.

Case Studies

Numerous case studies showing how the importance – and demand – for healthier products in the built environment leads to greater opportunity in green building.

Case Studies