HPD: An Ingredient List for the Built Environment
GreenCE’s mission is to support the necessary transition to a sustainable built environment by empowering design professionals to address the environmental, economic, and social impacts of buildings. GreenCE’s course catalog includes LEED exam preparation, continuing education to maintain your AIA or LEED credential, as well as specialty education focused on topics such as ADA/Barrier-Free requirements. We are committed to designing the highest quality continuing education programs in the construction industry.
The average American spends the vast majority of their time indoors. However, most people are not unaware of the numerous chemicals and materials they are exposed to on a daily basis, nor do they understand the hazards associated with these substances. As such, the need for a standardized way of reporting the health impacts of building materials is desperately needed. In this one-hour course, the design professional will become familiar with the Health Product Declaration (HPD), a material ingredient reporting standard developed under the guidance of the HPD Collaborative. We will explore how HPDs contribute to the creation of healthier buildings, how to read and interpret an HPD, and how the HPD can contribute to points in LEED v4.
- Define the objective of the HPD
- Discuss why the HPD is important for human health, and how it can contribute to healthier buildings
- Explain how products with an HPD can contribute to points in LEED v4
- Recognize the HPD format, and understand what constitutes a “compliant” HPD
- Interpret the information presented in an HPD and appreciate how HPD can be used by design professionals
10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions
A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion