Category Archives: EPD

thinkstep’s proven solutions in the growing market for EN 15804 EPD

The number of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) verified to EN 15804 is growing rapidly. For the past couple of years, I have been monitoring the number of EPD produced within each of the construction EPD programmes around the world, and … Continue reading

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Why the scientific methodology behind BREEAM might not be good for CEEQUAL?

BRE have just announced that they have purchased CEEQUAL and will take over the running of the scheme.  CEEQUAL say “Over the next two years BRE will, with the involvement of the current CEEQUAL and BREEAM delivery teams and communities, … Continue reading

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Measuring Capital and Embodied Carbon for Infrastructure – Draft of PAS 2080 is out for comment

BSI are currently looking for comments on the draft of Publicly Available Specification 2080 which covers the calculation of embodied carbon and operational carbon, or as the PAS calls it, Capital and Operational Carbon for Infrastructure.  According to BSI, the objective for … Continue reading

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EPD Infographic – https://infogr.am/constructionlcas_guide_to_epd

If you’ve ever wondered how many EN 15804 EPD are out there, what products they cover, which EPD programmes have published the most EPD or how quickly the number of EPD are growing, then look no further than my Infographic on … Continue reading

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Great linkedin article from @AgnesSchuurmans on transport in #EPD

Agnes Schuurmans, whose blog I list in my blogroll, has posted a great article on LinkedIn about transport in Environmental Product Declarations – how important it can be and how manufacturers can provide data.

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Construction Products Europe WORKSHOP: EPD, THE CURRENT DEBATE & CHALLENGES

Construction Products Europe are holding a EPD workshop for members and their invited LCA experts in Brussels on 10th December and I’ll be there presenting on Benchmarking. For more information and to register, see http://www.construction-products.eu/news-events/events/events/workshop-epd-the-current-debate-challenges.aspx

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My blogcast for Interface at Ecobuild

I was delighted to bump into Ramon Arratia at Ecobuild this year, especially as Interface have recently announced that it has achieved a 90% reduction in its carbon emissions since 1994 – well before its 2020 target. I was even … Continue reading

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Reducing Embodied Carbon – how easy can it be?

Paul King has just written a great blog, available from Building (free registration required) talking about his reaction to Embodied Carbon Week, and where we go from here. Paul’s initial scepticism that Embodied Carbon could be of interest for a … Continue reading

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My BSI webinar on EN 15804 available to view

As part of the UKGBC’s Embodied Carbon Week, I was invited by BSI to give a webinar on “The standard for Embodied Carbon and Life Cycle Assessments (LCA): BS EN 15804 and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for construction products”. BSI have … Continue reading

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Regulation and Standards for Sustainable Construction

The Construction Products Association have provided a useful Guidance Note on the Construction Products Regulation, (CPR), available to download here.  The CPR builds on the Construction Products Directive, and explicitly contains reference to the assessment of greenhouse gases  and natural resources … Continue reading

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