Lesson 2: Introduction to the HPD Open Standard

Introduction to the HPD Open Standard

Health Product Declarations are created following the guidance of the HPD Open Standard, a leading standard in the building industry for reporting building product contents and associated health hazards information. The HPD Open Standard was developed and is maintained by the HPD Collaborative (HPDC).

All the data requirements and instructions to create an HPD can be found on HPD Open Standard v2.3 and Best Practices guides, available on the HPDC website.

We will be using HPD Open Standard specific language during this training. Before you continue, please download the HPD Open Standard Glossary (Page 49) to reference when necessary. 

Each manufacturer will use different methods, based on the product and processes used to create it.  The process outlined below provides general guidelines to be modified and expanded as needed.