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

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

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)

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…