Tara Blank has a doctorate in biology, with an emphasis in environmental toxicology. She has worked closely with architects, sustainable design professionals, scientists, and environmental advocates on various projects. Tara currently serves as Chair of the Content Inventory Technical Sub-Group, and as an active member of the Third-Party Verification Technical Sub-Group for the Health Product Declaration Collaborative. With her exceptional attention to detail and years of experience managing large volumes of data, you can trust that Tara will work closely with your company to produce the highest quality HPDs for your building products.
Glen Phillips was a significant contributor towards the creation of the LEED 2009 Reference Guides and the LEED AP Study Guide series under contract with USGBC. Glen has worked with retailers, school districts, architects, and commercial building owners to help implement sustainable building practices. He has played a central role in the development of several sustainable building rating systems including Earth Advantage Commercial and LEED for Retail. Glen has developed and delivered trainings and other educational material to countless designers and consultants.
Brad Blank has worked with building product manufacturers for over a decade. Having made architectural specification calls for numerous building product manufacturers, Brad understands first-hand the importance of being able to offer proof of a product's sustainability claims. As Media Director for GreenCE, Inc., Brad has also created several continuing education courses, and has developed case studies on award winning LEED Platinum Net Zero buildings.
Partners & Affiliates
The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) is a customer-led organization committed to the continuous improvement of the building industry's environmental and health performance, through transparency and innovation in the building product supply chain. The Collaborative created and supports The HPD Open Standard, a format that systematizes reporting language to enable transparent disclosure of building product content and associated health information.
Sustainable Minds cloud-based software and services help product manufacturers design and market greener products. Sustainable Minds Ecodesign and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) software for greener product innovation allows manufacturers across the value chain to dynamically evaluate, compare and improve their products' environmental performance by integrating life cycle thinking and LCA into their product development and marketing processes.
Climate Earth is a leading provider of integrated systems, data and services for managing the sustainable enterprise. Web-based applications include sustainable supply chain management, Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), natural capital management, and climate change risk management. Tailored solutions combine environmental impact data with business systems to provide rich analytics in business context.