Learn More About Product Certification?
Certifying your product you:
Position yourself in the market in a differentiated way, combining innovation and competitiveness;
Value your product focusing on the health and well-being of users;
Do the right thing and help people to live a more healthy and well-being oriented lifestyle;
Anticipate the evolution of the market, getting ahead of the competition.
1. What is product certification?
The certification of Healthy Building Certificate for products certifies that the interaction with the product in question is not harmful to human health to the standards known today, that this product has been approved by the manufacturer’s own information about its relation to health and well-being issues and, in this way, it may be used in the construction, both in the construction or renovation phases, without prejudice to the health of those who manipulate them, at the time of construction, as well as to their end users, that is, those who will use that environment once completed.
2. Why should I certify my product?
The shifting of the focus from the consumer products industry to the user’s health and well-being is a clear alignment with the modern notion of well-being and health. Apart from comfort and safety, fundamental in any project, health is the final frontier to be sought as a result of the interaction of life with built environments.
In addition, the real estate industry itself participates in a strong competition in its niche, the inputs or products, such as paints, finishing metals, floors and others, require the same differentiation and increase of brand and market value. Companies that already have products certified as to their wholesomeness will have a clear competitive gain vis-à-vis their competitors. In addition, the industry of these products should create innovative products and technologies. In this way a health and well-being certification for construction products is not only innovative in itself but also encourages the evolution of the market itself.
Why certify your product, we could then align some answers, such as:
To do the right thing and help people live with health and well-being;
Adding value to your product;
Innovative and assertive market positioning;
Gain differentiation, increase competitiveness and quality in the market;
Creation of added value, improving financial profitability;
Focus on the health of users and clients;
Retention of professionals – added value and sense of meaning for their employees;
3. Ok, but can my product be certified?
HBC -PROD If your product has no harmful elements in its composition or if it becomes inert after the application, if it does not pose a health risk through contact, inhalation or accidental ingestion or if your product is a material whose objective is promote health, but produced with inert or indifferent materials such as acoustic windows, computer screens, hospital equipment, ergonomic furniture, among others, it can receive the Certification for Products by Healthy Building Certificate PROD.
4. And how is the certification process?
The certification process for HBC products has a robust online platform capable of managing all phases of the process, from the initial request to the granting of the seal.
The first step is to access our online system and complete the registration with all the necessary data requesting the start of the process;
The system releases the payment of the analysis fee;
Once the payment is detected, the interface for sending the documents is sent to the descriptive technical reports and the product to be certified;
The technical analysis committee, made up of certified professionals, researchers and members of the industry itself, reviews the documentation and, if necessary, requests specific examinations;
If approved, the product falls into one of the above rankings and is awarded the Healthy Building Certificate for Products.
5. What do I get at the end of the process?
The product will receive the certification HBC-PROD that will be materialized in the following items:
Certificate detailing certification and validity;
Digital files with the certificate and user’s manual;
Contracts and license of use;
Inclusion in the list of certified products of the Healthy Building Certificate website, which is a basic reference for all certified professionals;
Inclusion in the Healthy Building Network, formed by individuals and legal entities, civil construction professionals, certified or not, researchers and sympathetic public;
Broadcast in the social networks of the Healthy Building Certificate.