Jane has over 20 years’ experience in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Embodied Carbon and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for the construction industry.
She was the co-author of the BRE Green Guides from 2000-2009 and the BRE Environmental Profiles Methodology and led the development of 2008 revision. She has worked on Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for a wide range of construction materials, including concrete, plastics, windows and flooring and was a Verifier for the BRE Environmental Profiles scheme. At thinkstep, she was involved in the development of EPD tools for UK Cement and British Precast and the development of a generic LCA database and EPD tools for UK consumed timber and timber products for Wood First. Jane is an approved Verifier for a number of EPD Programmes including EPD Ireland, the Insitut Bau und Umwelt (IBU) in Germany, the International EPD® programme and EPD Norge, through her own company, ConstructionLCA Ltd which she set up in 2015.
She has worked on Building LCA for Hammerson, BedZed, and Heathrow; on the development of Product Category Rules for Concrete for the WBCSD CSI; on LCA Databases for construction products in developing economies and India for the World Bank IFC’s EDGE tool; on the development of Building LCA tools including Envest2 and LIST for Shopfit.
She is the UK’s nominated expert for CEN/TC350 WG3, the European Standards Committee which has developed harmonised European Standards for EPD for construction products such as EN 15804:2012+A1:2013 and she also represents the UK at ISO TC59/SC17 WG3, which recently published the revised ISO 21930:2017 for EPD, and is currently working on a standard for EPD for use in BIM.
A board member of The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products, she is also a member of the Green Construction Board Waste and Resources Task Group.