What’s New in HPD Builder: HPD Open Standard Version 2.3 is the Effective Version as of July 11, 2022

The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) released the HPD Open Standard v2.3 on May 12, 2022. For a summary of the 2.3 changes, and to download the full 2.3 Standard, go to our website: https://www.hpd-collaborative.org/hpd-2-3-standard

On July 11, 2022, the Full Implementation of the Version 2.3 was completed with the updating of the HPD Builder to this new version. HPDs completed under v2.2 or previous versions of the HPD Open Standard will remain valid through their existing expiry dates. As of July 11, 2022, all newly published HPDs will be using HPD Version 2.3.

  • The HPD Builder ensures conformance to HPD Open Standard 2.3
  • Users who need to update records created with previous versions can update to v2.3 within the HPD Builder.
  • Key new features of HPD Open Standard v2.3 are:
    • Increased Material and Substance Data Transparency and Quality - Key updates to “Alternative Materials and Substances,” “Content Differences,” and “Guidance for Substance Names” provide manufacturers with a clearer picture of the data quality requirements and best practices for producing high quality HPD reports. 
    • Additional Listings - The “Additional Listings” section adds substance screening results for key restricted substances lists (RSLs) or other non-hazard listings that are complementary to the GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals, GreenScreen List Translator™ and HPD Hazard Warnings results already reported in HPDs. The v2.3 release adds: Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard Restricted Substances List (Basic Screening), Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List, US EPA Safer Chemicals Ingredients List (SCIL), Green Science Policy Institute Six Classes, REACH Exemption List, and Perkins&Will Precautionary List.  Additional lists will be considered for inclusion as proposals are made to the Technical Committee.
    • Data Consistency for Special Condition Policies - HPD v2.3 revamps data-entry for Special Conditions, introducing enhanced completeness checks, better data validation, and smarter policies. The update also provides visual consistency for Special Conditions with other content in an HPD.
    • Additional Special Conditions Policies - For some types of materials, the ability to identify and characterize substances and/or CAS RNs may be challenging. In other cases there are specific issues relating to hazard screening using CAS RN. The Standard includes specific guidelines, or “Special Conditions,” to address these known issues. Version 2.3 adds Special Conditions in these areas: Metal Alloys, Minor Fasteners, Form-specific Hazards.
    • Enhanced HPD Compliance and Program Pre-Check Capabilities - manufacturers will receive more detailed feedback on compliance of reporting with the HPD Open Standard v2.3. Program pre-check capabilities, which have been available for LEED v4, are being greatly expanded to enable pre-check for additional certification and rating programs, including LEED v4.1.
    • Click here for further information on Version 2.3
  • HPD Builder Instructions have been updated to reflect the changes in the HPD Open Standard v2.3 Instructions.
  • The Builder HPD display and PDF output for publication reflect the format and content changes specified in the v2.3 Standard.
  • The completeness check and LEED® Pre-Check Indicator have been updated to fully support v2.3. LEED v4.1 Pre-check is now also available.

For assistance using HPD v2.3 and HPD Builder, please visit the HPDC Support Portal

What is HPD Builder?

  • A web-based application to create, publish and manage HPDs
  • Designed to support full compliance with HPD Open Standard Version 2.3 requirements and capabilities
  • Uses HBN Pharos Chemical Material Library (CML) to provide reliable substance and hazard information
  • Authoritative method for “publishing” HPDs to the HPD Public Repository

Major Benefits and Features

  • Assists manufacturers in preparing HPDs compliant with HPD Open Standard 2.3
  • Reduces data entry duplication and errors
  • Simplifies HPD creation and publishing processes
  • Enables permission-based access to manufacturers HPD by suppliers and consultants
  • Includes provision for confidential business information, with option to disclose Hazards without identifying substance name or CASRN
  • Provides automated data exchange with Toxnot

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