Health Product Declaration Collaboration and Green Seal Announce Free HPD Reports with Paint Certification


Green Seal certified paints earn points toward LEED credits for material ingredient declaration and low-emitting materials

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, November 1, 2022 / — Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) and Green Seal today announced that Green Seal is now an approved health product declaration (HPD) preparer and third-party verifier. painting certificate.

Green Seal is a non-profit organization that develops environmental standards and certification programs for products and services based on performance, health and sustainability criteria. HPDC is a not-for-profit organization that manages the building industry’s leading open standard specification – the Health Product Declaration® (HPD) – for manufacturers to accurately, reliably and consistently report product content and associated health information.

Through this new partnership, manufacturers of Green Seal certified paints gain additional exposure for their products through publication in the HPD public repository, dissemination of safer product formulations and compliance with LEED and WELL certification criteria .

Green Seal certified paints are automatically eligible for points towards the LEED v4.1 credit for low-emitting materials. Through this new partnership, products are now also eligible for points toward the LEED v4.1 Material Ingredient Declaration credit, making Green Seal certified paints the only products on the market to earn both. Green Seal certified paints and coatings also meet WELL and Fitwell standards.

“Green Seal is thrilled to partner with HPD Collaborative, a true leader in promoting material health in green building projects,” said Doug Gatlin, CEO of Green Seal. “Now specifying Green Seal certified paints and coatings is like pushing the easy button to find products that fully align with LEED v4.1 and meet leading industry standards for transparency, health of materials and functional performance.”

“Green Seal and HPDC have partnered to streamline and simplify the entire data, certification and transparency process for manufacturers, starting with the paint product category,” said Wendy Vittori, Executive Director of HPDC. “The synergies of our data exchange platform allow Green Seal to include the preparation and verification of an HPD report in its certification services. As a result, manufacturers can match a fully compliant HPD report with their Green Seal paint certification. Green Seal’s integrated offering shows the future path to more cost effective and efficient assessment and optimization for building products.

Green Seal certification indicates that a paint or coating product is safer for people and the planet than similar products while delivering uncompromising performance. Specifying a Green Seal certified paint ensures the product meets low VOC criteria for chemical content and measured emissions, providing complete protection against these prevalent indoor air pollutants. Beyond VOCs, Green Seal certification also prohibits other types of hazardous ingredients still found in paints, including the common preservative formaldehyde and other chemicals linked to cancer and dementia. reproduction. Combined, these criteria ensure that Green Seal certified paints offer the best protections for health and indoor air quality, while passing rigorous testing to ensure uncompromising functional performance.

HPDC and Green Seal will be hosting information sessions at Greenbuild in San Francisco on Wednesday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday, November 3 at 2:30 p.m. in booth 1758 to explain how paint manufacturers can optimize and achieve their project goals through this partnership. .

green seal® is a global non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the economy for a healthier and greener world. Since 1989, Green Seal has applied rigorous health, environmental sustainability and product performance standards to its certification programs to enable better purchasing decisions. Green Seal has certified thousands of products, services and spaces from hundreds of leading companies and is specified by countless schools, government agencies, businesses and institutions. Today, the Green Seal certification mark is a universal symbol that a product or service meets a high standard of health and environmental leadership.

HPDC is a non-profit member association with over 360 organizational members, representing the full spectrum of the building industry: architects, designers, building owners, fabricators, consultants, tool developers and others who all share a common goal of improvement. information transparency and the material health of the built environment. Since its launch in 2012, the HPD Open Standard has become the industry standard for reporting building product content and related health information, with over 10,000 HPD reports publicly available. HPDC members champion the continuous improvement of building industry performance through transparency, openness, and innovation in reporting, disclosure, specification, and construction product selection practices. For more information, visit

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