Spec Shaman - HPDs

the Spec Shaman - HPDs

Health Product Declarations (HPDs) provide a standardized way of reporting the material contents of building products, and the health effects associated with these materials. HPDs can contribute points in LEED v4, WELL rating system, and provide information for mindful MATERIALS. Top AEC firms in the U.S. have already begun requesting HPDs from manufacturers. HPDs can help building product manufacturers get specified. The blog posts are intended to educate manufacturers, designers, students, and professionals about HPDs.

On: May 10, 2018 By: Stacie Townsend
3 Reasons Why a Health Product Declaration (HPD) Increases Specification Opportunities
Product specification doesn’t just happen, it takes a bit of strategy to achieve! Stephen R. Covey said, “Make time for planning: Wars are won in the general’s tent.” But this isn’t war, this is business! Yes, but planning ahead in any situation is time well spent, especially when it deals with product specification.
On: Dec 19, 2017 By: Brad Blank
Is Your Health Product Declaration (HPD) Compliant?
The Health Product Declaration (HPD) is one of the most requested specification resources in the AEC industry. Building product manufacturers can contribute one point in LEED v4 with a LEED compliant HPD.
On: Aug 8, 2017 By: Brad Blank
How The HPD Public Repository Benefits Green Building
The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Public Repository was launched in November 2016 and has become a crucial resource for architects, spec writers, interior designers, contractors, LEED consultants, and other design professionals.
On: Oct 28, 2016 By: Brad Blank
There are 5 significant reasons why building product manufacturers should develop Health Product Declarations (HPDs). The HPD provides a standard format and instructions to accurately and consistently report the material contents of a building product, and associated health information.
On: Oct 28, 2016 By: Brad Blank
3 Myths About Health Product Declarations
The Health Product Declaration (HPD) has become the industry standard for reporting the material contents of building products and the health effects associated with these materials. However, there are many myths and tons of misinformation about HPDs in the marketplace. In 2011, the HPD Working Group released its initial draft of the HPD.
On: Oct 28, 2016 By: Brad Blank
HPDs Why Product Transparency Is The New Norm
HPDs are being required on more building projects and building product manufacturers are having to comply with HPD requests. Product transparency is here to stay whether manufacturers like it or not. Forward-thinking manufacturers who want to increase product specifications and build brand awareness will develop HPDs. Product manufacturers that have something to hide, don’t have the budget or resources, and lack a longterm strategy to address transparency will be penalized.


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