On April 5, 2016, the US Green Building Council issued an interpretation of the LEED v4 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization—Material Ingredients, Option 1 that includes clarification of how the Health Product Declaration 2.0 can be used to meet the requirements of the credit (http://www.usgbc.org/node/10149113).  The interpretation:

  • Confirms that the Nested Materials and Substances format, with thresholds stated for each material, complies with the credit requirements.
  • Confirms that the Basic Inventory format, with thresholds stated for the product as a whole, complies with the credit requirements.
  • Adds a new compliance alternative, based on the Nested Materials and Substances format, with thresholds based on the product as a whole.
  • HPDC has updated guidance to reflect these changes.

    • Requirements for using HPD 2.0 to achieve LEED v4 MR credit — Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredient Reporting.
      • Click here for LEED requirements from USGBC for using HPD 2.0
      • Click here for HPDC guidance on using HPD 2.0 to meet LEED requirements
      • Click here for graphic presentation of guidance for HPD 2.0.
      • Click here for text crosswalk of LEED v4 MR requirements and HPDC guidance for using HPD 2.0.
    • Requirements for using HPD 1.0 to achieve LEED v4 MR credit — Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredient Reporting.

      • Click here for LEED requirements from USGBC for using HPD 1.0
      • Click here for graphic presentation of HPDC guidance for HPD 1.0.
      • Click here for text crosswalk of LEED v4 MR requirements and HPDC guidance for using HPD 1.0.
      • Click here for “what to do if an HPD 1.0 does not appear to meet LEED requirements?”