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HPD Collaborative and Green Seal to align standards

Will result in expanded options for manufacturers to enhance sustainability reporting and certifications.

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | October 4, 2021
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HPD Collaborative (HPDC) and Green Seal have formed a strategic alliance to bring Green Seal into alignment with the capabilities of the HPD Open Standard.

“The result will be expanded options for product manufacturers to enhance their sustainability reporting and certifications for products used in the built environment,” according to a news release. Green Seal develops environmental standards and certification programs for products and services based on performance, health, and sustainability criteria.

HPDC manages the open standard specification, the Health Product Declaration (HPD), for manufacturers to “accurately, reliably, and consistently report product contents and associated health information.” The alliance will enable building product manufacturers to simplify their data management and reporting when they use both the HPD reporting format and the Green Seal certification program, using an automated data exchange.

“Not only are consumers demanding transparency these days, but leading manufacturers are requiring transparency in ingredient disclosure from their suppliers,” said Doug Gatlin, CEO, Green Seal. “The goal of this partnership is simple: align reporting metrics and methods for greater ease of use by suppliers and manufacturers throughout the building industry.”

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