Stego Industries recently signed on to the Health Product Declaration Open Standard (HPD), a voluntary format for disclosing product content and related health concerns that are typically not reported even when a product or a building is certified “green.”
The company will prepare an HPD for its flagship product, the Stego Wrap vapor barrier, which it will submit to the HPD Working Group. The Working Group will evaluate and synthesize the feedback and revise the draft HPD into a final version to be officially ratified and made available to the public later this year. Nearly 30 of the most important names in the construction industry, representing a wide variety of products, will help refine the HPD Open Standard to provide information to customers that is reliable and actionable, through a process that is reasonable and fair to all manufacturers.
“Stego’s line of vapor barrier products is not just the choice of green builders because of its ability to reduce energy costs by protecting the building envelope from the diffusion of water vapor, contaminants, and soil gases,” says Stego CEO Paul J. Blasdel. “Green builders also choose Stego because of our commitment to sustainable projects like the Health Product Declaration Pilot Program--proving we are not just a vendor to the green building community, but a partner.”
The HPD Open Standard Working Group is a voluntary association of experts from the community of building designers, specifiers, owners and users. The HPD Open Standard Working Group was convened in July 2011 by the Materials Research Collaborative, a joint project of the Healthy Building Network and BuildingGreen, Inc. BD+C