A Health Product Declaration (HPD) is a standardized report that is used to disclose the contents of building materials, as well as their possible human health effects and hazards. HPDs are overseen by the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC), a non-profit organization with members from across the building industry–including architects, designers, building owners, manufacturers, and consultants.
Based on scientific, toxicological, and epidemiological research, HPD reports include screenings that list product ingredients and associated hazards. Screening results do not provide information about risk of exposure in the product, and further contextual analysis is needed to demonstrate risk. HPDC offers an interactive HPD Builder online, where product companies and manufacturers can publish HPD reports that are entered automatically into a free, public database. In order to be verified, reports must be in compliance with all requirements of the HPD Open Standard, represent all information accurately, and provide all relevant documentation.
The HPD Open Standard can be used in tandem with various green building programs and standards, including LEED, BIFMA, WELL, and Clean Production Action.