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Five Ways Project Teams Are Using HPDs

An architect, a specifier, and a building owner walk into a bar. Then they talk about how ingredient transparency informs their work.

Are Health Product Declarations (HPDs) relevant to actual building projects?

Yes, but not necessarily in the way you might expect. Some manufacturer groups have expressed a fear that project teams will use HPDs in a ham-handed way, preferring products with fewer perceived hazards while ignoring other performance attributes. But the building professionals we spoke with had no such intentions.

Published November 2, 2015