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The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard Overview: PART EIGHT

HPDC

In part eight of our series, we examine 2.2 HPD Open Standard Format Section 2: Content in Descending Order of Quantity. We will focus primarily on 2.2.1 Material or Product. This section focuses on materials in a product (Material) and the substances of which each material is composed (Substance) in a Nested Materials Inventory or the substances of which the product is composed in a Basic Inventory.

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard Overview: PART SEVEN

HPDC 2020

One of the most requested and sought-after materials transparency documents in the AEC industry is the Health Product Declaration (HPD). The HPD has become a critical specification tool for LEED v4.1 projects. The HPD consists of two primary components: a…

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard Overview: PART SIX

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) has become an important specification tool for LEED v4 and LEED v4.1 projects. The HPD offers two key items: a content inventory and a list of potential health hazards associated with product ingredients. However, navigating the HPD Open Standard can be difficult for building product manufacturers. In this continuing series, we will examine the HPD Open Standard and how it applies to building product manufacturers and suppliers.

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard Overview: PART FIVE

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) has become a critical specification tool for LEED v4 and LEED v4.1 projects. The HPD provides two key things: a content inventory and a list of potential health hazards associated with product ingredients. However, navigating the HPD Open Standard can be daunting for building product manufacturers and suppliers. In this continuing series, we will breakdown the HPD Open Standard for building product manufacturers and suppliers.

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard Overview: PART FOUR

Health Product Declarations (HPDs) have become critical specification tools for LEED v4 and LEED v4.1 projects. The HPD provides two key things: a content inventory and a list of potential health hazards associated with product ingredients. However, navigating the HPD Open Standard can be daunting for building product manufacturers and suppliers.

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard Overview: PART THREE

Health Product Declarations (HPDs) are one of the primary specification tools for LEED v4 projects, WELL, and many other green building rating systems. The HPD is simple at its core in that it provides two things: a content inventory and…

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard Overview: PART TWO

HPDs have become a significant specification tool for sustainable design projects such as LEED v4, WELL, and CHPS. Since the launch of LEED v4, HPDs have become a common report requested by specifiers, architects, designers, contractors, and project teams.

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard Overview: PART ONE

Health Product Declarations (HPDs) are one of the primary specification tools for AEC firms working on LEED v4 projects. The most influential design firms in the country request HPDs for projects and in some cases demand them for specification! Building product manufacturers who have complied with HPD requests find an increased opportunity for specification. Thousands of HPDs have now been published and are available on the HPDC Public Repository. 

The Easy Way To Get Specified On LEED v4 Projects: How Health Product Declarations (HPDs) Increase Opportunities

What’s the easiest way to be considered for specification on a LEED v4 project? Develop a LEED v4 compliant Health Product Declaration (HPD). Developing a LEED v4 compliant HPD is not only the easiest way to be considered for specification but also one of the most cost-effective strategies. While not all building products are created the same, most products can obtain a LEED v4 compliant HPD or even the new Supplier HPD.

How HPDs Can Contribute To LEED v4.1

The USGBC and HPDC have announced new resources for increasing the practice of transparent material health in the construction industry. These new resources include education modules and information tools to make product transparency easier for project teams and manufacturers to earn LEED v4.1 material transparency and optimization credits.

Pulling Teeth: Obtaining Data For HPDs and Declare Labels

HPD Data Collection

One of the most significant issues and hindrances to a wider adoption of HPDs and Declare Labels has been the difficulty of obtaining data from suppliers. Getting information from suppliers can be like pulling teeth. It can also delay or…

LEED FAIL: 3 Reasons Why Your HPD Will Not Contribute Points

Compliance

Not every HPD is equal. There are hundreds of non-compliant HPDs in the marketplace. These HPDs will not contribute to LEED v4 for various reasons including not meeting the LEED credit requirements thresholds and not complying with the HPD Open…

4 Common Myths About Health Product Declarations (HPDs)

Busting HPD Myths

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) is the industry standard for reporting the material contents of building products and any health effects associated with these materials. Unfortunately, there are many myths and loads of inaccuracies about HPDs in the marketplace. It…