Ebook

How to make an

Environmental Product Declaration

And how it helps your business

A Guide for Construction Product Manufacturers

If you have been thinking about investing in EPDs but are not sure where to start or are confused by some of the terminology, this ebook is for you.

The construction sector is changing. Carbon efficiency and transparency increasingly drive investment and procurement choices, with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) often supporting decision-making.

As a construction product manufacturer, having an EPD will help you stand out from the competition: this guide will show you how.

EPDs use life-cycle assessment (LCA) to quantify and then communicate the lifetime environmental impact of a product. They are third party verified and based on international standards, so provide an objective, credible and neutral assessment. In creating an EPD, a manufacturer is not making claims of low impact, but rather showing a commitment to measure and transparently declare environmental impact in an accessible format.

If you have been thinking about investing in EPDs but are not sure where to start or are confused by some of the terminologies, this guide is for you. It starts with an overview of EPDs: covering the concepts you need to know to get started. It then takes you through the EPD creation process and ends with a section on how to use EPDs to gain a competitive edge. Along the way, it includes essential supporting information and ends with a glossary.

This ebook was prepared by Bionova Ltd, an independent firm of construction carbon specialists operating globally out of Finland. Bionova works with construction carbon regulations, research and standardization. Bionova is also the developer of the world-leading construction life-cycle assessment software One Click LCA.

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About Bionova Ltd

Bionova Ltd is the developer of the One Click LCA, the world-leading construction life-cycle metrics software.

One Click LCA supports over 60 systems identified in The Embodied Carbon Review. Bionova also conducts selective leading-edge research in built environment sustainability, in particular for embodied carbon, and life cycle assessment.

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