26 Aug '16, 3pm

Why #Health Product Declarations (#HPD 's) matter:

A new project is underway at your firm and you want to introduce HPDs into the process of identifying environmentally preferable products for it. The project team seems interested but wants to know “why (they) should want to know” the ingredients in building materials. How do you respond? Can you think of more than the three reasons laid out in “Why Chemical Transparency Matters”? Why do “we need transparency to get to optimization”? What do you think of “the on-the-fly optimization that happens through asking questions” of manufacturers? How does the HPD play a “very limited… but critical role” in the “transparency marketplace”? What environmental issues are not taken into account by the HPD? What are all the jobs that need doing in identifying environmentally preferable products? If you had to choose two programs to do all of them, which would they be? How important is t...

Full article: https://www.buildinggreen.com/feature/why-chemical-transp...

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