Author: Jane Anderson
An expert in Life Cycle Assessment for the Construction industry
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Category Archives: 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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