EPD – Documenting the environmental footprint

An Environmental Product Declaration, or EPD, transparently documents the environmental performance or impact of a building product over its lifetime.

Lifecycle assessment

The EPD is based on a so-called life cycle assessment (LCA). A product’s lifecycle spans all processes from raw material extraction through manufacturing and processing to installation, usage, and disposal/recycling.

An important tool to building sustainably

An EPD is a key tool to everybody who wants to build sustainably. Around 39% of world CO2 emissions stems from the building industry. At the same time, buildings account for 40% of total resource usage. Therefore, methods are being created to enable contractors and other building professionals to lower their buildings’ carbon footprint. With quantifiable environmental information on a product’s life cycle, EPDs provide a solid foundation for comparing different products with similar functions and make informed decisions in building projects.

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Our EPDs are also available digitally or in PDF format here: ECO PORTAL - Eco Platform en (eco-platform.org)

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