We are pleased to announce that ASBP members can now benefit from discounts from two of the major Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) tool providers in the UK.
New partnerships with One Click LCA and BRE will make EPD more accessible for SMEs and in turn accelerate uptake of EPD within the construction industry. Interest in EPD is growing and at the start of 2022, there were over 450 ‘manufacturer specific’ EPD covering a wide range of construction products. Globally there are over 12,000 EPD verified to EN15804, the European standard for EPD for construction products.
Awareness of EPD within the ASBP membership is strong and a new database of members’ EPD was launched earlier this year. However, uptake by SME manufacturers and innovators remains relatively low with a survey of ASBP members in 2021 finding that upfront costs were the main perceived barrier. It is hoped the new partnerships will help overcome the barriers and see a rise in EPD for low carbon, resource efficient and healthy products.
One Click LCA Pre-Verified EPD Generator
ASBP members can receive a 10% discount* on annual Starter, Business and Expert licenses for One Click LCA Pre-Verified EPD Generator, which was an ASBP Awards 2022 finalist in the Initiative category.
One Click LCA Pre-verified EPD Generator is an automated and affordable tool to develop robust EN 15804+A2 compliant Environmental Product Declarations. EPDs can be published with EPD Hub as well as EPD International (Environdec), the Building Information Foundation RTS and an Eco-Platform member EPD program.
For more information and to claim the discount, visit https://www.oneclicklca.com/pre-verified-epd-generator/and book an online demo or request a call back. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org directly, stating that you are an ASBP member.
ASBP members can receive a 3-month subscription to BRE’s LINA tool at a discounted rate** of £2,500. The LINA tool is usually offered on a 1-year subscription and this cost-effective offer is largely aimed at SMEs looking to create 1 or 2 EPD. Users of the tool will receive a 2-hour training session and ongoing support throughout their EPD projects.
BRE LINA is an online life cycle assessment (LCA) tool that gives product manufacturers the ability to create automated draft EPDs from simple data entry drop downs. The results can then be used to submit EN15804 EPD for verification and issue by BRE Global’s membership based verified EPD scheme.
For more information and to claim the discount, please email Pat Hermon, Technical Lead – Sustainable Products, BRE, stating that you are an ASBP member – Pat.Hermon@bregroup.com.
* Discounted fee for 1-year licence of One Click LCA Pre-Verified EPD Generator (Starter, Business or Expert licence). Further fees required for onboarding training, verification and publishing on EPD Hub. For a full list of fees, please contact One Click LCA.
** Discounted fee for 3-month LINA subscription. Further fees required for verification, scheme membership and listing on GreenBookLive. For a full list of fees, please contact BRE.