The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Collaborative recently released a major update of HPD Open Standard – Version 2.0.
The new release addresses two main objectives: 1) Increase usability by users and creators of Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and 2) Harmonize the HPD Open Standard specification with other standards and certifications used in the building industry.
“With Version 2.0 we are now ready to take on the more complex issues of disclosure and supply chain structure, which will greatly improve the usability of the HPD,” said Amanda Kaminsky, Sustainable Construction Manager for The Durst Organization and Chair of the HPD Collaborative.
A Harmonization Task Group was created in 2013 under a grant given to the U.S. Green Building Council by Google Inc. The harmonization work will now move to an implementation phase. The HPD 2.0 Builder, the premier tool for the creation of HPDs, is being upgraded to support Version 2.0.