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…
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.
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.
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.
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.