Health Product Declarations (HPDs) – Recognition in BREEAM

BREEAM has considered the merit of Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and recognizes that these could have a future part to play in health-based evaluation approaches for building occupants.

We believe that there may be opportunities for HPDs to help project teams and clients make informed decisions towards healthier and safer building products.

However, HPDs do not have an assessment methodology informing holistic health and wellbeing and it is currently unclear how these can integrate with other established methods (e.g. product emissions testing, indoor air quality testing, regulations on chemical substances, environmental product declarations and life cycle assessment).

While BREEAM does not recognize Health Product Declarations right now, we fully intend to keep this under review as things develop. If you or your project team has a suitable case study that we may refer to, please forward it to BREEAM for review.