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Join USGBC’s On-Demand Update On Transparent + Circular: A Transatlantic Material Health

Join this session for a detailed and practical update on development of a health, circular materials economy bridging Europe, North America, and worldwide supply chains. Product manufacturers, trade associations, and nonprofits are all coming together collaboratively to build standards, tools, and to provide increased selection of green, healthy, and transparency products for LEED and WELL project teams.
Each of the three presenters has been working in the field of material health and building products for years and is familiar with the obstacles that practitioners face. Project teams struggle with the availability of products. Manufacturers face issues with gleaning information from their supply chains, and having protection for proprietary data.
Attendees will learn about the quickly growing adoption of the Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard from 2011 to today, and how the idea of a consistent standard has brought manufacturers to the table and overcome concerns.
Attendees will get a preview of the new Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard v4 to see how material health and circularity criteria have evolved to drive greater adoption and impact. They will also hear how HPDC and C2CPII are working together, along with other globally used standard, to harmonize the use of verified data to reduce cost barriers to manufacturers and help rapidly spread the benefits of health and circularity to more projects.
This session will also highlight how manufacturers of construction products are striving to move towards a non-toxic circular economy. In this respect, Saint-Gobain will present methods and tools that allow to steer the product development process and to deliver transparency documents. In addition, Saint-Gobain will present the ongoing work in order to develop a European standard, consistent with the European regulatory framework, that would provide rules to communicate about construction product content and associated hazard for health and the environment.