Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) are third-party verified and registered documents providing data about the environmental impacts of a product through the product life cycle.
What does an EPD contain?
The EPD contains information about the product and its potential environmental impacts and benefits:
- Technical information: Relevant product data and information.
- LCA information: Environmental impacts, e.g. Global Warming Potential, Cumulative Energy Demand, Acidification Potential, but also a description of the LCA process (data, methods, assumptions).
- Other relevant environmental information (e.g. VOCs, hazardous materials, etc.).
- Review and verification information: Information on the LCA consultant and the EPD program operator, and the external 3rd party EPD verifier.