Call for Applicants: HPDC 2023 Board of Directors Nominations

Daniel A. Huard, LEED Fellow, the Godfather of Sustainability and Principal of Humann Building Solutions shares the August 29th, 2021 released Call for Applicants:  HPDC 2023 Board of Directors Nominations.

HPDCToday August 29th on several medium HPD Collaborative announced their Call for Applicants:  HPDC 2023 Board of Directors Nominations. Humann Principal Daniel A. Huard, LEED Fellow, the Godfather of Sustainability shared “I am very happy to be an ongoing contributor to several committees and task groups within the HPD Collaborative where we work to further materials transparency within the built environment.” The HPDC Issues Press Release follows herein:


August 29, 2022

The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) has opened its Call for Applicants for its 2023 Board of Directors, with terms commencing on January 1, 2023. HPDC is a Not-for-Profit, Member Organization, charged with the responsibility to oversee and evolve the HPD Open Standard. HPDC’s Board of Directors is the decision-making group responsible for overall leadership of this important, industry-enabling effort to improve the material health of the built environment.

Please note the following deadline for submitting your nomination:

  • 11:59 PM PDT Monday, September 26, 2022

HPDC Board of Directors – Application and Nomination Information and Process

The business and affairs of HPDC, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(6) membership corporation under Delaware General Corporation Law, are overseen by its Board of Directors. Working with the HPDC Executive Director, the Board establishes the overall strategic direction of the organization and ensures operational activities are achieving desired results. The Board approves the annual budget of the organization and proposed revisions to the HPD Open Standard. The Board appoints members of the HPDC Technical Committee, which has responsibility for managing the evolution of the HPD Open Standard.

The HPDC Board has up to 18 elected members. The following seats are open in this election:

  • 3 seats in the User category
  • 1 seat in the Ecosystem category
  • 2 seats in the Manufacturer category. One seat is available due to a resignation, and has a two-year remaining term. The second seat has a 3-year term. The seats will be randomly assigned to the elected Board members.
  • 2 seats in Community category. These seats are being added to support the new Community Member category. To align with the HPDC Board’s staggered terms, each seat will be assigned a specific term of office, as follows: 1 seat will be randomly assigned a 1-year term, a second seat will have a 3-year term.

HPDC Board Members are normally elected to a three (3) year term (*see asterisked note below). Terms of newly elected directors will officially begin on January 1, 2023 and continue through December 31, 2025.

To be eligible for nomination, applicants must be a registered representative and employee of an HPDC General Member organization (for additional eligibility requirements, please see following section). Current Board members whose terms are expiring in 2022 may apply in the event that they have not reached the term limit for their Board service (2 consecutive terms). Members who have served on the Board prior to 2022 are also eligible to apply.

Each applicant must be nominated for consideration by an HPDC General Member representative. The nominating member may be from any membership category. Self-nominations are allowed.

  • *As noted above: the new Community category seats will have either a 1- or 3-year term. The manufacturer seats will have either a 2- or 3-year term.

Following the close of nominations on September 26, the HPDC Nominating Working Group will select the final slate of Nominees, from among the applications received. Prior to the start of the election period on October 10, all Nominators and Nominee applicants who submitted applications will be notified of the outcome of the nominating process. Those nominated to the final slate will be asked, at that time, to confirm that, if elected, they are committed to serve as an HPDC Board Member, aligned with HPDC Board Members’ Roles and Responsibilities.

The election for the 2023 HPDC Board of Directors will be conducted by written ballot from October 10 – October 24, 2022. Results will be communicated to Nominees following the close of the election. Announcement of the election results will take place at the HPDC Annual Member Meeting (in person in San Francisco and via Zoom), on November 1, 2022. Those elected will be invited to attend the final HPDC Board of Directors 2022 meeting as invited guests, on December 6, 2022, via Zoom.

For further information about the HPDC member organization, please visit the HPDC website (, or contact the HPDC membership director at [email protected].

Nomination Requirements for the HPDC Board of Directors

Eligibility – Nominees and Nominators

  • To be nominated, an individual must be an employee of a General Member of HPDC in good standing, and be registered as a representative in the HPDC member roster.
  • Nominators must also be listed as a representative of a General Member of HPDC in good standing.
  • Nominees may be self-nominated, nominated by a representative of their own organization, or by a representative of another organization.
  • The nominating organization does not need to be in the same member category (user, manufacturer, ecosystem, community) as that of the Nominee, i.e., a User category member may nominate someone from the Manufacturer category.
  • Nominations shall only be considered submitted if they have been completed using the online Nomination Form provided, and the Form is submitted prior to the deadline, with no exception.

Desired Prior Experience, Personal Qualifications of Nominees

  • Prior experience serving on the Board of a non-profit, standards setting organization or industry group
  • Willingness and ability to participate actively in meeting the fundraising goals of the Board
  • Depth of knowledge, training, education in an area of the built environment relevant to the work of HPDC. Examples would be licensed professionals in architecture, design, engineering, construction; experts in the area of sustainability, especially material health; executive experience in building industry product development, marketing, manufacturing or other related fields; expertise in specific scientific disciplines, such as industrial hygiene, toxicology, chemistry.
  • Significant executive leadership experience/position of responsibility in organizations within the building industry
  • A strategic orientation, blending both business and technical perspectives
  • A strong personal commitment to actively support the mission and guiding principles of the HPDC, especially through encouraging harmonization and collaboration with other related efforts in which the Board member is participating.

Expected Time Commitment as an HPDC Board of Directors Member

  • Monthly – several hours reviewing Board communications (updates, emails), participation in a Board Committee and/or Board update call, and supporting achievement of annual fundraising goals, in which Board members are expected to play a significant role.
  • Quarterly – participate in a (typically) 2-hour meeting of the Board. Three meetings will be telephonic/web. The Q1 meeting will be scheduled as face-to-face during the HPDC Annual Board Retreat (travel costs to be borne by Board member).
  • Annually – participate in annual, face-to-face 2-day Board Planning Retreat, held in the first calendar quarter (typically February-early March; travel costs to be borne by Board member), in conjunction with the 1stQuarter Regular Board Meeting. Travel costs to be borne by Board Member.

Nomination Process

If you are receiving this information and your organization is not yet a General Member of the HPDC, becoming a General Member is the first step in the nomination process. Both Nominator and Nominee must be officially listed as representatives of current HPDC General Member organizations prior to the online submittal of the nomination application form. Information about membership can be found at, or by contacting the HPDC Membership director at [email protected].

To be nominated for the HPDC Board of Directors, please complete the online application, which can be found here: Completed applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM PDT Monday, September 26, 2022. All submitted forms will be acknowledged upon receipt.

An “Applicant Data Collection Form” is also available to assist Nominees with offline collection of information. Please click this link to download this form. Please be advised that only applications submitted using the online link noted above and prior to the deadline will be considered valid submissions.

The deadline for submitting your nomination is 11:59 PM PDT Monday, September 26, 2022.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact us at [email protected], or by phone at: +1.781.876.8871.

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