Tara Blank has a doctorate in biology, with an emphasis in environmental toxicology. She has worked closely with architects, sustainable design professionals, scientists, and environmental advocates on various projects. Tara currently serves as Chair of the Content Inventory Technical Sub-Group, and as an active member of the Third-Party Verification Technical Sub-Group for the Health Product Declaration Collaborative. With her exceptional attention to detail and years of experience managing large volumes of data, you can trust that Tara will work closely with your company to produce the highest quality HPDs for your building products.
Brad Blank has worked with building product manufacturers for over a decade. Having made architectural specification calls for numerous building product manufacturers, Brad understands first-hand the importance of being able to offer proof of a product's sustainability claims. As Media Director for GreenCE, Inc., Brad has also created several continuing education courses, and has developed case studies on award winning LEED Platinum Net Zero buildings.
Kari Phillips is our Education Coordinator with a drive to connect Product Manufacturers with Architects for specification. She works closely with the Vice President of GreenCE and the Director of Sustainable Education to develop course material to provide continuing education in compliance to the LEED program. Kari's passion for her work lies in making sure that each and every client gets the highest level of production to grow their brand awareness.
Kari has experience in every area of being a Coordinator. From online education, webinars, case studies, to social media campaigns, her focus is managing creation and implementation of procedures to improve efficiency and clarity. Specialties include: Project Management, AIA/LEED Course Development, Social Media, Data Mining, Customer Support, and Troublshooting.
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The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) is a customer-led organization committed to the continuous improvement of the building industry's environmental and health performance, through transparency and innovation in the building product supply chain. The Collaborative created and supports The HPD Open Standard, a format that systematizes reporting language to enable transparent disclosure of building product content and associated health information.
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