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Google's Healthy Materials Program gathers product information collected by the three recognized industry standards, and assigns scores indexed according to material health and transparency. With objective information shared transparently in a secure database, the design and construction community and project owners can make smart decisions about which products and materials to use.
Learn more about the industry standards incorporated in Portico below
Health Product Declaration
The Health Product Declaration® Collaborative (HPDC) is a not-for-profit, member organization committed to the continuous improvement of the building industry’s performance – through transparency, openness and innovation in the practices of reporting, disclosure, specification and selection of building products. The HPD Collaborative created, supports and evolves the Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard, a format and instructions for the accurate, reliable and consistent reporting of product contents and associated health information.
GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals
GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is a method of comparative Chemical Hazard Assessment (CHA) that can be used for identifying chemicals of high concern and safer alternatives. GreenScreen was developed by and is a project of Clean Production Action.
Cradle to Cradle
The Material Health Certificate uses the acclaimed material health assessment methodology of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard to provide manufacturers with a trusted way to communicate their work towards chemically optimized products. It supports growing industry and consumer interest in:
- Knowing more about chemicals in products and supply chains
- Avoiding chemicals of concern and shifting to inherently safer chemicals
- Making a commitment to continual improvement towards greener chemistry
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