SmithGroup uses HPDs in its selection process for projects large and small, including the million-square-foot MGM National Harbor Resort near Washington, D.C. HKS was the design architect.

Image: HKS and SmithGroup

Material Health

Buildings shouldn’t harm their occupants. Is anything more fundamental than that? Yet many building materials contain toxic substances with the potential to make people sick. Finding and interpreting material health information is an emerging practice among building professionals.

Understand why it’s important

Begin with Why Chemical Transparency Matters, written by BuildingGreen’s editors.

Go deeper

For a deeper dive, jump to the key concepts below, or explore our product guides.

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