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Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection, Specification & Procurement: Understanding Industry EPDs & HPDs

By Sustainable Minds on September 23, 2022

Recorded Thursday, September 22, 2-3pm ET | 11am PT

Industry associations: Copper Development (CDA) & Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers (PIMA)

Industry associations play important roles in providing a voice for the industry when it comes to regulations and new legislation, networking opportunities among competitors, and tools such as best practices. Members share information, discuss issues, develop standards and establish rules for best practice.

Building materials associations have been taking the lead on telling the environmental performance and material health stories for their industries. Industry disclosures provide MFRs a best practice tool they otherwise may not be able to create on their own and that can also establish benchmarks for product-specific comparisons.

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With special guests

Join us to learn about

  • PIMA's four industry average EPDs that document the positive environmental attributes of polyiso, including low embodied energy and low global warming potential (GWP), reflecting the industry’s long-standing use of low-GWP, non-ozone depleting blowing agents

  • CDA's ten industry standards-based HPDs that cover products in 11 MasterFormat® divisions and 67 sections and why copper is critical to a greener and healthier building

  • Manufacturers: How to use the industry EPD to create your product-specific EPD for the LEED v4.1 EPD optimization credit — the most searched rating system credit in the Transparency Catalog; AND how your company has a free listing (Hint: you participated in an industry EPD).

  • Industry associations: How to get more visibility for your industry and members with a Transparency Catalog industry group listing (see links below).

Visit the Transparency Catalog to select, specify & procure members' products

Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA) is a US-based, not-for-profit association bringing together North American copper and copper alloy semis fabricators, global copper mining and production industries. CDA is committed to promoting the proper use of copper in sustainable, efficient applications for business, industry, and the home.

Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) serves as the voice of the rigid polyiso industry and is one of the foremost advocates for building energy-efficiency practices and policies. The Association represents the public policy interests of the polyiso industry at the local, national, and international levels to advance the message of high-performance building construction.

The Transparency Catalog makes it super easy to find & specify greener and healthier products — and reward building product MFRs for making them. Now with 1,850+ brands across 27 CSI MasterFormat® divisions and 1,250+ sections.