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.
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.
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