14/12/2011 Five Examples of EPDs sourced from ebookbrowse.com
Kone Corporation Transit Master 140 escalator. This cradle to gate EPD is based on the functional unit of a kilometre distance of escalator step band travel, based on an estimated lifetime of 20 years for the reference escalator, a TransitMaster™ 140 operating 20 hours per day, 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year. The Chinese energy mix of energy sources for electricity production has been used for calculating emissions during the life cycle. The EPD has been produced with an external consultant, but has not been verified.
CertainTeed Protectone® mineral fiber ceiling panels. This cradle to grave EPD is verified through the Green Standard EPD program, and covers a functional unit of “one square foot (3/4”x12”x12”) ceiling panel for use of 50 years. The use stage is considered for 50 years of service life, though based on typical operational data, this product does not require any inputs during the Use Phase.”
Steelcase’s Think work chair. The cradle to grave EPD is provided for a functional unit of “Provision of comfortable office seating – with the features stated in the product description – for an average person (99 – 243 lbs.) for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week over a period of 15 years.” The EPD has been produced with outside consultants and verified through an external critical review process.
Xella Baustoffe GmbH Ytong autoclaved aerated concrete. The cradle to gate EPD is verified through the IBU EPD program for a declared unit of 1 m³ autoclaved aerated concrete.
ABB Power Technologies AB Substation Automation Products. This manufacturer produced EPD has not been verified, and covers the cradle to gate and indicative distribution and use life cycle phases for a number of systems and accessories.
This week’s five EPD were all found on http://ebookbrowse.com and show the diversity of EPD available, in terms of products covered, types of verification and scheme used and functional units.
7/12/11 Five Examples of IBU EPDs
bauforumstahl Structural Steel: Sections and Plates The EPD covers 1 kg of structural steel section or plate, as manufactured by the bauforumstahl members, reporting cradle to gate, and the recycling potential at end of life.
Egger Medium and high density fibreboard, and melamine faced MDF The EPD reports per cubic metre of MDF and HDF, and per square metre of melamine faced MDF. Indicators are reported for the cradle to gate, and end of life phase, based on energy recovery in a biomass generating plant which is common for disposal of this product in Germany.
Industrieverband Keramische Fliesen und Platten ev Ceramic tiles The EPD is a cradle to gate EPD per square metre of tiles, taking data from the majority of the IKFP’s members.
Trane CenTraVac family of Centrifugal Chillers. The EPD reports impact for the Chillers per tonne of chilling capacity on a cradle to grave basis, including the use phase.
Kaldewei GmbH & Co. KG Steel enamel baths and shower trays The EPD is provided for a declared unit of 1 square metre of an enamelled bath or shower tray, reporting cradle to gate, and the recycling potential at end of life.