Material Transparency and Product Declarations
Presented by the AIA San Francisco Committee on the Environment (COTE).
Want to know more about material product declarations? Confused by the ‘alphabet soup’ of terms related to product assessments?
This COTE/SEAONC co-sponsored session will help clarify these questions and more. The presentation will begin with an overview of the most prevalent product declarations – environmental product declarations (EPDs) and health product declarations (HPDs) in their various formats. Definitions will be reviewed, as well as how EPDs and HPDs are related and how environmental and health assessments are gaining steam in the industry. The overview will be followed by two additional speakers providing more detail about EPDs and HPDs, including project case studies to illustrate and discuss the impact of these considerations on the both design and construction processes. The session will conclude with Q+A and further discussion.
- Frances Yang, Structures and Sustainability Specialist, Arup; Overview segment
- Kate Simenon, Assist. Prof., Univ. of Wash., College of Built Environment; EPD segment
- Eden Bruckman, Director of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative; HPD segment
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