Interest in EPDs has grown dramatically since the recent Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program and the UK’s British Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) award credits for buildings incorporating products with Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), which provide added value and comprehensive information for assessing buildings and other structures.
Sika provides custom Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) calculations, Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and project specific reports developed with internal tools. The EPDs are a standardised way to communicate relevant environmental information of products by quantifying the environmental aspects and potential environmental impacts throughout the product’s life cycle based on quantitative data from LCA.
A single EPD can pertain to more than one product from multiple product manufacturers, if the products are from the same product category – these model EPD are particularly useful in industries where a product has multiple applications, and therefore would require multiple EPDs. Equally an EPD may be based on data relating to a single product from a particular manufacturer - these types of EPD are considered the most accurate and robust as there is the least amount of generalisation/assumptions involved in its generation.
Sika has published product-specific EPDs for all its major roofing membrane brands and technologies. The EPDs conform to the EN 15804 and ISO 14025 standards and are by BRE (UK).
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