What is an EPD?
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a standardized, verified and registered document providing comprehensive information on a product’s environmental impact throughout its entire life cycle. EPDs transparently report objective, comparable and verified data about the environmental footprint of products, from raw material extraction through to their disposal, conforming to the international standards ISO 14025 and EN 15804.
EPDs are third-party verified reports and thus constitute one of the most reliable sources regarding sustainability and environmental friendliness of products. This is why EPDs serve as an important tool for architects, design engineers, manufacturers, specifiers, and end-users in the construction sector. They are also used extensively by green building certification schemes such as LEED, BREEAM, etc., offering a competitive advantage to construction companies focused on green building.
What does an EPD include?
An EPD includes:
- a brief description of the manufacturer,
- technical information about the characteristics of each product,
- the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, which is carried in accordance with specific Product Category Rules (PCR),
- information on the environmental performance, and
- detailed information on the LCA consultant, the programme operator and the third-party verifier.
What does an EPD measure?
As mentioned above, EPDs based on the life cycle of products measure their environmental performance. These measurements shall include:
Environmental impacts such as Global Warming Potential, Ozone Depletion Potential, Acidification Potential, Eutrophication Potential, Abiotic Depletion Potential, as well as Water Use.
Resource use such as renewable and non-renewable energy, renewable and non-renewable fuels and water.
Waste such as hazardous and radioactive waste, waste intended for reuse and recycling, as well as the ensuing exported energy.
At ISOMAT, we have made sustainability a strategic priority. For this reason, we have recently added the tagline “For a sustainable future” to our logo, serving as a guide in everything we do while reflecting our corporate philosophy and culture. With a clear aim to actively play our part towards a more sustainable future, we make sure that our manufacturing process, the products we develop and the actions in which we participate are environmentally and socially responsible.
Staying true to our commitment to continuously reduce our environmental footprint, it is our responsibility to develop EPDs and monitor the life cycle of our products.
ISOMAT is the first Greek company to have such an extensive EPD portfolio covering a wide range of materials and integrated systems from roof to basement. All of our environmental product declarations are continuously updated and our EPD library is constantly expanded to meet every construction need.
Find them below: