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Health Product Declaration Collaborative Teams Up with USGBC

A strategic partnership between HPDC and the U.S. Green Building Council aims to scale material transparency.

November 15, 2018

The creators of the Health Product Declaration (HPD) have teamed up with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with the goal of scaling product and material ingredient transparency in the building industry. The partnership has four major objectives, according to a Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) press release:

  • to increase the effectiveness of standards like the HPD and LEED to motivate industry transformation
  • to develop “cohesive, connected” tools and information technology platforms for both finding and reporting ingredient information
  • to increase educational offerings relating to material transparency
  • to convene designer and manufacturer groups “for communication, problem solving, and interaction”

“We’ve seen so much growth in the EPDs [environmental product declarations] available and the HPDs available,” Melissa Baker, senior vice president for technical core at USGBC, told BuildingGreen. “The collaboration with a group like HPDC further reinforces that. … It’s mutually reinforcing in a good way.”

More on HPDs and material transparency

HPD Quick-Start Guide: 5 Easy Steps

Why Chemical Transparency Matters

What’s an HPD? Health Product Declaration FAQs

For more information:

Health Product Declaration Collaborative
hpd-collaborative.org

 

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