“The HPD Working Group has really listened to the pilot participants, and developed an online registration tool that is fairly easy to use,” said Matt Bennett, InPro’s vice president of product development.
Milwaukee, Wis. (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
InPro Corporation today reported that it was the first of 30 companies to file its product information in the Health Product Declaration pilot study. The goal of the pilot is to help satisfy the architectural community’s desire for more transparency about what is actually in the various materials and products that go into buildings.
InPro is one of 30 companies participating in a two-month pilot program to test and improve the Health Product Declaration Open Standard (HPD), a voluntary format for disclosing product content and related health concerns that are typically not reported even when a product, or a building, is certified “green.” InPro submitted its Formatrac® Bendable Track for cubicle curtains, which consists of a flexible aluminum track with an ABS plastic cover.
The program is being administered by the Health Product Declaration Working Group, a volunteer organization comprised of experts from the community of designers, specifiers and building owner/operators that authored the HPD Open Standard format which made its debut at Greenbuild 2011.
The companies participating in the Pilot Program manufacture a diverse array of building products, from structural components, to finishes, to office systems. Each has agreed to complete an HPD for as many as three products, and to provide the HPD Working Group with feedback. The Working Group will evaluate and synthesize the feedback, and revise the draft HPD into a final version that will be officially ratified and made available to the public later this year.
“The HPD Working Group has really listened to the pilot participants, and developed an online registration tool that is fairly easy to use,” said Matt Bennett, InPro’s vice president of product development. “We now look forward to the Group’s review over the next several months, and the rollout of the complete Open Standard later this year.”
For more information on the HPD, the HPD Working Group and the Pilot Program, visit HPD Wroking Group.
Based in Muskego, Wisconsin, InPro is the nation’s premier manufacturer of building products, including door and wall protection, decorative surfaces, expansion joint systems, cubicle track & privacy curtains and signage & wayfinding. InPro products are used in the healthcare, senior living, hospitality, education, and government sectors.
The company was the first in its industry to develop a line of biopolymer wall protection – InPro’s exclusive G2 Blend® made from BioPolyPETG+® material containing both a biopolymer and recycled content. InPro is a proud participant in the UPS carbon neutral shipping program.
For more information on InPro Corporation, visit http://www.inprocorp.com, or call 800-222-5556.