This brand new credit requires products to have material ingredient transparency through demonstrating the chemical inventory of a product to at least 0.1% (1000 ppm). The most common report is a Health Product Declaration (HPD), which is a standardized format that gives full disclosure of known hazards, as well as a product’s content, emissions and other health information. Other popular reports include Cradle to Cradle, Declare Label and furniture may comply using the ANSI / BIFMA e3 certification program.
- HPD Library by Smithgroup JJR: http://hpd.smithgroupjjr.org/Pages/default.aspx
- Cradle to Cradle: http://www.c2ccertified.org/products/registry
- Declare: http://living-future.org/declare-products
- Early material vetting is required to ensure 20+ different products from 5+ different manufacturers is met
- Target Option 1 early for easy credit achievement – most of the required programs within this credit are well established
- HPD’s are published under Version 1.0 or 2.0 – both can be used to achieve this credit
- Keep an eye out for what version a Cradle-to-Cradle product is certified under because they are weighted differently