CertainTeed issues Health Product Declarations for fiberglass insulation
May 13, 2015 - CertainTeed says it has raised the bar for product transparency in the insulation marketplace, issuing the “industry’s first Health Product Declarations (HPDs) for fiberglass insulation.”
By Renée Francoeur
The HPDs cover the company’s sustainable insulation batts, as well as its family of blowing wool insulation products, offering builders insight into the chemical and material makeup of the products they choose.
The HPDs were issued in alliance with the HPD Collaborative, a customer-led organization “committed to the improvement of the building industry’s environmental and health performance”. HPD is an open standard that establishes a common reporting language for disclosing information about the ingredients used to manufacture a building product and their associated health information.
“The green building industry has embraced product transparency as a valuable tool to ensure the built environment is as sustainable, efficient, comfortable and healthy as it can be,” said Drew Brandt, vice president of marketing for CertainTeed’s Insulation Group. “HPDs are a natural next step in this evolution”.
Last year, CertainTeed introduced HPDs for 24 of its ceilings product families, which it said represented the first such declarations in the ceilings industry.