Spec Shaman - HPDs

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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, Google Portico, 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: 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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