[11.28.16] Manufacturer Letter: Portico v2.0 and HPD v2.0

You have been waiting impatiently, asking when it would arrive.  Now it is HERE!!!

Released by the HPD Collaborative over a year ago, Portico is now updated to align with HPD v2.0.  A few key Improvements to highlight are:

  1. Content Inventory: HPD v2.0 allows content inventory to be organized by materials that comprise the product, with substances listed under each material. This nested approach more closely reflects how products are made and how manufacturers think about products and assess alternatives.  
  2. Hazard Screening: Hazards are associated with substances within the materials rather than presenting as a single list in the summary. This provides important context for the user.
  3. Residuals Screening: Where applicable, residuals and impurities are to be included in the content inventory, and are no longer a separate section. If not disclosed as part of content inventory, residuals and impurities will be identified and automatically added based on process chemistry research done by Pharos and marked as “not considered”.
  4. Disclosure threshold:  Previously only one level of disclosure could be selected for the entire product entry.   HPD v2.0 allows the threshold (100 ppm or 1,000 ppm) to be selected per material to allow for clearer data collection.  In case of mixed disclosure thresholds, scoring will default to the lowest threshold provided.

What does this mean for my previous Portico product entry?

The HPD v1.0 standard expired September 30th of this year, 2016.   Previously created and published HPD v1.0 are valid until September of 2018.  If submission to Portico was not complete the product entry status will be designated as “record created” and data entry following the HPD v2.0 will be required.

How does HPD v2.0 meet LEED and Portico requirements??

Products with HPD v2.0 are eligible to meet LEED v4 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization credit under Option 1. In order to meet LEED, products are required to have an HPD that is characterized and screened at the 1000 ppm level or higher and has indicated how residuals were considered for individual materials within the contents list.

In order to meet Google’s criteria, we require product, at a minimum, to have an HPD that is identified, characterized and screened at 1000ppm or higher and with residuals either considered or be disclosed by process chemistry. Higher score is achieved if products have higher disclosure, have no GS LT-1 or LT-P1 and meet public transparency.  Alternative paths include Cradle to Cradle certification and GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals assessments.

How do these changes align with Red List in Portico?

In order to meet LBC Red List, all products must be identified, characterized and screened at 100ppm or higher, must not have any Red List chemicals, and must have residuals either considered or be disclosed by process chemistry.

Other changes include:

  1. Expanded Environmental Attributes including life-cycle impact and raw material extraction. 
  2. Expanded VOC section including emissions and content.
  3. Common Product Profiles