The Empowered Design Professional: Using HPDs to Make Healthier Material Choices
The Health Product Declaration Collaborative is a not-for-profit, customer-led, member organization committed to the continuous improvement of the building industry’s environmental and health performance through transparency and innovation. The HPD Collaborative created, supports and advances the HPD Open Standard, a format that enables accurate, reliable and consistent reporting of building product content and associated health information, through a consensus-based, stakeholder process. The HPD Open Standard is freely available to all.
Our team will discuss how HPDs can contribute to LEED certification, including how to determine if an HPD meets the criteria set by the LEED v4 rating system. We also discuss how design professionals can encourage building product manufacturers to create and publish their HPDs.
- Describe the benefits of product transparency related to human health and how the Health Product Declaration Open Standard can be used for LEED v4 in the MR credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients for BD+C and ID+C.
- Determine how to effectively encourage building product manufacturers to report the human health information associated with their products by publishing HPDs, which are recognized documentation for the LEED v4 MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients for BD+C and ID+C.
- Locate published HPDs online, identify and define key information contained in the document, and determine if an HPD meets the criteria of the LEED v4 MR credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients for BD+C and ID+C.
- Review strategies to incorporate product transparency into building projects, and describe why products with a published HPD should be given preference during the specification process.
10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions
A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion