With the release of the latest green building standards and guidelines such as LEED v4, ASHRAE 189.1, and the 2015 International Green Building Code, product disclosure has become an important topic in sustainable building design. Although disclosure offers an opportunity to move from guesswork to informed decision-making, it remains a work in progress, raising perhaps as many questions as answers.
In order to help the building designer resolve these questions, this webinar will provide a detailed review of the origins of the product disclosure concept, the market forces driving product disclosure, and the latest product disclosure criteria incorporated in building standards and codes. To accomplish this, the webinar will focus on two of the most talked-about disclosure tools: The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and the Health Product Declaration (HPD). The webinar will conclude with a discussion of how these new tools may impact the building designer and what strategies can be used to integrate these new tools into professional practice.