Yes! An important element of the HPD is a hazard screening of the substances in a product and a listing of any potential health hazards. It's a valuable tool we have used to help formulate the following important conclusions:
Stego Wrap contains no intentional ingredients with known human health hazards.
Stego Wrap is an inert, safe product that will not pose a health risk to building occupants or construction workers.
The Stego Wrap system plays a critical role in the overall durability, efficiency, health, and other sustainability goals of buildings.
The sub-slab environment can be a significant source of soil gases, including water vapor and radon gas. The ingress of these gases can lead to concerns with indoor air quality, damage/replacement of building materials (i.e. flooring and concrete), as well as considerations with energy efficiency. Stego Wrap is the industry’s most trusted below-slab vapor barrier solution, providing Life of the Building™ protection from water vapor diffusion.
Stego Industries was an HPD Pilot Manufacturer and worked closely with the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) during the development of the HPD Open Standard. We subsequently became one of the first manufacturers in the industry to publish an HPD and have continued our support as a Member of the HPDC. Although there are a number of material content disclosure options for manufactures, we gravitated to the HPD as an easy-to-use, reliable, and consistent reporting tool.
The Stego Wrap HPD provides a useful tool for project teams to identify Stego Wrap as a safe product for their buildings. Beyond that, the Stego Wrap HPD allows for a direct contribution to LEEDv4 and v4.1 credit for material ingredient disclosure (MRc: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Materials Ingredients). In fact, Stego Wrap is the first and only below-slab vapor barrier that provides a direct contribution to a LEED credit.
Moreover, the Stego Wrap HPD may also contribute to the Material Transparency credit in the WELL Building Standard. The Stego Wrap HPD may also be useful as supplementary documentation for Living Building Challenge project requirements for Red List Free materials.