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Technical Committee and Technical Sub-Groups (TSGs)

The Technical Committee and its sub-groups are the principal forum for the discussion and preliminary adoption of technical specifications and standards, subject to the review, and within the strategic direction established by, the Board of Directors.

HPDC Technical Committee

The primary role of this core group is to preserve the integrity of the content in the Health Product Declaration. Responsibilities include interpretation, revision and expansion of the tool. In particular, participants are subject matter experts in one or more of the following areas:

• Authoritative Hazard Lists and Screening Lists
• Standard / Format / Assessment tool creation
• Compliance and Certification
• Chemicals Policy
• Material Chemistry / Chemical Assessment / Toxicology
• Life Cycle Analysis
• Building Product Specification
• Chemical Data Management and Interoperability

2020 Technical Committee

Technical Committee Name   Company Member Category Member Level
Terms ending in 2021 Wade Bevier   SmithGroupJJR User General Member
  Catherine Bobenhausen Colden Corporation User General Member
  Annmarie Ott   Saint Gobain Manufacturer General Member
  Luke Zhou   Humanscale Domain Expert General Member
  William Paddock   WAP Sustainability Consulting Ecosystem General Member
  Sara Cederberg   Google, Inc. User General Member
  Annie Bevan   Superior Essex Manufacturer General Member
  Alexandra Muller   International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Ecosystem General Member
  Carrie Claytor   Copper Development Association Domain Expert Affiliate Member
Terms ending in 2022 Mike Manzi, Chair Chair Bora Architects User General Member
  Lisa Britton, Vice Chair Co-Chair Industrial Louvers Manufacturer General Member
  Matteo Kausch   Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Domain Expert Affiliate Member
  Rebecca Stamm   Healthy Building Network Ecosystem General Member
  Mark Rossi   Clean Production Action Domain Expert Affiliate Member
  Vickie Nicola   Stantec User General Member
  Allison Smtih   HKS User General Member

Technical Sub-Groups (TSGs)

HPDC has established Technical Sub-Groups (TSGs) to address specific topics in depth. The TSGs examine issues and formulate recommendations for the Technical Committee. HPDC currently has four TSGs:
  • Content Inventory: Assesses need for ongoing evolution of disclosure methodology and data elements in the HPD Open Standard and proposes revisions. It also contributes to development of policies for Special Conditions guiding HPD content inventories. 
  • Supply Chain: Develops Best Practices for dealing with complex supply chain issues: secondary manufacturers, complex assemblies, proprietary information, etc.
  • Third Party Verification: Manages the credentialing and methodology for independent review and verification of completed Health Product Declarations (HPDs).
  • Hazards: Addresses issues related to hazard screening and reporting, and other related topics such as GreenScreen methodology, chemical identification systems such as CAS RN, Special Conditions for hazard screening, etc.
Current TSG members are listed below. To express interest in participation and learn more about the nomination process, email
Group Representative (Bold = Chair) Member Category Company
Supply Chain Luke Zhou Manufacturer Humanscale
  Rachel Berman Manufacturer MechoSystems
  Jon Smieja Manufacturer Andersen Corporation
  Brent Ehrlich Ecosystem BuildingGreen
  Laura Loucks Manufacturer Inpro Corporation
  Sasha Drumm Manufacturer Kohler Company
  Annmarie Ott Manufacturer Saint Gobain
  Melea Wade Manufacturer Shaw Industries
  John Jewell Ecosystem thinkstep
  Evelyn Ritter Ecosystem Toxnot
  Chantal Lavigne Ecosystem Vertima, Inc.
Content Inventory Tara Blank Ecosystem Elixir Environmental
  Jeff Frost Ecosystem Brightworks Sustainability
  Richard Turner Ecosystem Carpet and Rug Institute
  Allison Smith User HKS
  Andrea Cooper Ecosystem International Living Future Institute
  Olivia Fritz Manufacturer Kohler Company
  Patrick Ford Manufacturer Legrand
  Victoria Wickard User Perkins+Will
  Jyothi Rangineni User Tile Council of North America
  Stacy Simpson Manufacturer USG Corp
  Colleen Large User Vidaris
Third Party Verification Matt Van Duinen Ecosystem WAP Sustainability Consulting
  Summer Minchew User Ecoimpact Consulting, LLC
  Tara Blank Ecosystem Elixir Environmental
  Gemma Antoniewicz Ecosystem GreenCircle Certified
  Morna Hallsaxton Ecosystem Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.
  Amelia Funk Manufacturer MechoSystems
  Amy Hockett Manufacturer National Gypsum Company
  Nassreen Olang Manufacturer Owens Corning
  Hanna Amare Ecosystem SCS Global Services
  Teresa McGrath Manufacturer Valspar/ Sherwin-Williams
  Josée Lupien Ecosystem Vertima, Inc.
  William Paddock Ecosystem WAP Sustainability Consulting
Hazards Mike Manzi User Bora Architects
  Sara Tepfer User Arup
  Catherine Bobenhausen User Colden Corporation
  Shari Franjevic User Clean Production Action
  Matteo Kausch Ecosystem Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
  Michel Dedeo Ecosystem Healthy Building Network
  Alexander Co Ecosystem International Living Future Institute
  Annmarie Ott Manufacturer Saint Gobain
  Jyothi Rangineni User Tile Council of North America
  Peter Girard Ecosystem toxnot PCB
  Zach Guerrette Ecosystem ToxServices LLC
  Stacy Simpson Manufacturer USG Corp

To express interest in participation and learn more about the nomination process, email