The Empowered Design Professional: Using HPDs to Make Healthier Material Choices

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.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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Design Category: 
(00) Special Topics
AIA Course Number: 
GCE006
GBCI Course ID: 
0920014458
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
Device Format: 
Desktop/Laptop
Tablet
Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion