Environmental Product Declarations
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), also known as Type III environmental declarations, present quantified environmental information on the life cycle of a product to enable comparisons between products fulfilling the same function.
- are provided by one or more organizations.
- are based on independently verified LCA data, life cycle inventory analysis (LCI) data or information modules in accordance with the ISO 14040 series of standards and, where relevant, additional environmental information,
- are developed using predetermined parameters, and
- are subject to the administration of a program operator, such as a company or a group of companies, industrial sector or trade association, public authorities or agencies, or an independent scientific body or other organization. (ISO 14025).
Who to contact to create an EPD?
The following program operators have existing programs to register EPDs or to build product category rules (PCRs) for products that do not have applicable rules in place.
Where to find existing PCRs?
Existing PCRs can be searched through the PCR Library
ANSI Standards developed through the Leonardo Academy:
EU CEN Environmental Product Declaration
WI prEN 15804 Sustainability of Construction Works – Environmental Product Declarations – Core Rules for the product category of construction products