EPD – the value in LCA and for stakeholders

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) are increasingly being sought by architects, engineers and specifiers for Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and aiming for NetZero – but what is the value to the stakeholders? The fifth in this series of webinars focused on EPD for manufacturers & suppliers. and was held in conjunction with the Irish Green Building Council during World Green Building Week. Stakeholders shared their experiences on the benefits of creating EPD weighed up against the costs and effort involved.

Jane Anderson started the event with a rundown of what’s involved and what to consider before creating an EPD. This was followed by presentations from Niall Crosson of Ecological Building Systems and Kevin Underwood of the British Woodworking Federation giving the stakeholder’s point of view.

Tobias Brinkmann of Brands & Values sustainability consultants shared their findings on stakeholders’ views. The study reveals the areas the stakeholders were most interested in and the degreee to which their expections were not fulfilled. Tobias also noted that a better understanding of EPD – by the stakeholders and their staff – can improve their value to manufacturers and suppliers. A report on their study is available via their website.

See our resources page for videos of our events in this series as well as briefing papers on EPD:

Videos of events:

EPD briefing papers: An Introduction, How to Use, and Where to Find.

Our Whole Life Carbon workstream is supported by Cleveland Steel & Tubes Ltd,
suppliers of uncertified/non-prime and certified/prime steel for re-use in construction.

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