Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for UK products

ASBP Online Briefing Paper | Updated May 2021

Jane Anderson, ASBP Board Member & Director of ConstructionLCA Ltd

This online briefing paper is part of a series aimed at generating a greater understanding of sustainable construction products and the ways of assessing sustainability. In doing this, we hope to enable industry to deliver better buildings that utilise information provided by Environmental Product Declarations (EPD).

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for UK products

At the start of 2021, there are 360 EPD using EN 15804 for UK produced products, from over 60 manufacturers and UK trade associations, covering a wide range of construction products, as shown in Figure 1. These, together with International Trade Association EPD which cover UK manufacturing, are listed by product group in Table 1 below.

Figure 1

Finding EPD

Table 1 below shows EPD for UK produced products, including information on product type, EPD owner, number of EPD and EPD programme. The hyperlinked text links through to the relevant EPD programme search page.

Also shown are UK trade association EPD (Table 2), European trade association EPD (Table 3) and finally, some European trade associations have produced template EPD (Table 4) – these are worst case EPD which can be used by any of their members to show the impact of their products.

Table 1 - EPD for UK produced products (including European Trade Association EPD) by product type
Product Type EPD Owner and number of EPD EPD Programme
Aggregates Aggregate Industries3 EPD for aggregates BRE
Tarmac 1 EPD for aggregate BRE
Asphalt/ Bitumen Tarmac2 EPD for asphalt BRE
European Waterproofing Association2 EPD for bitumen roof sheets and underlay International EPD®
Carpet tiles Interface32 EPD for modular carpet tiles (1 tufting factory in Northern Ireland) IBU
Cement and Lime Mineral Products Association (MPA) - 1 EPD for cement IBU
Cembureau – 3 EPD for European average cements Cembureau
European Lime Association2 LCI* for European quick lime and hydrated lime European Lime Association
Ceramic products Brick Development Association1 EPD for average UK produced brick BRE
Chemicals Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry (FEICA) 10 template EPD for reactive resin products, 2 template EPD for dispersion-based products, 3 template EPD for modified mineral mortars IBU
European Federation of Concrete Admixtures Associations (EFCA)6 EPD for concrete admixtures IBU
Coatings and finishes AkzoNobel Decorative Paints32 EPD for Dulux paints MRPI
AkzoNobel International Paint2 EPD for International intumescent paints MRPI
AM Technology 1 EPD for Airlite paint International EPD®
Clayworks 1 EPD for clay plaster International EPD®
Crown Paints - 6 EPD for paint BRE
Jotun Paints UK3 EPD for Steelmaster intumescent paint and 1 EPD for Barrier 90 steel primer EPD Norge
PPG Architectural Coatings12 EPD for Johnstone’s paints BRE
Sika - 16 EPD for coatings and finishes BRE
IGI - The Global Wallcoverings Association5 EPD for wall coverings IBU
Flooring Altro15 EPD for flooring products BRE
Amtico - 11 EPD for flooring products BRE
Burmatex20 EPD for carpet tiles International EPD®
Milliken Industrials - 6 EPD for carpet tiles IBU
Shaw Contract 2 EPD for flooring   International EPD®
European Resilient Flooring Manufacturers (ERFMI)10 EPD for PVC (5), LVT (2), Rubber, Linoleum and Cork resilient flooring products IBU
Gemeinschaft umweltfreundlicher Teppichboden e.V. (GuT) 30 EPD for carpet tiles IBU
Furniture Foster and Partners – 1 EPD for a chair International EPD®
Glass Pyroguard - 1 EPD for safety glass BRE
Squiggle Glass 1 EPD for magnetic glass panels International EPD®
Insulated panels Kingspan6 EPD for insulated panels BRE
European Association for Panels and Profiles (PPA-Europe)2 EPD for steel sandwich panels, 2 EPD for profiled metal sheet IBU
Insulation

Building Innovation3 EPD for insulation BRE
Ecotherm 5 EPD for insulation BRE
Interfloor 1 EPD for acoustic insulation International EPD®
Kingspan Insulation 14 EPD for insulation BRE
Knauf - 4 EPD for rock mineral insulation products BRE
Knauf 2 EPD for glass wool insulation products International EPD
MW Insulation1 EPD for Supaphen phenolic insulation BRE
Polyfoam XPS - 2 EPD for XPS insulation BRE
Rockwool1 EPD for an insulation product EPD Ireland
Xtratherm1 EPD for PIR insulation, 1 EPD for phenolic insulation BRE
European Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene (EUMEPS)7 EPD for expanded polystyrene insulation products IBU
European Extruded Polystyrene Insulation Board Association (EXIBA)- 1 EPD for extruded polystyrene (XPS) with halogen free blowing agent) IBU
European Cellulose Insulation Association (ECIA) – 1 EPD for loose fill cellulose insulation RT EPD
European Cellulose Insulation Association (ECIA) – 3 EPD for cellulose insulation Inies
Eurima3 EPD for mineral wool insulation Eurima
PU Europe1 EPD for PU spray insulation IBU
IKO Insulations Ltd – 1 EPD for insulation
BRE
Hardware and Locks Assa Abloy UK - 1 EPD for a Union cylinder lock IBU
Consortia of the Associations of the European Lock and Hardware Industry (ARGE)15 template EPD for hardware products, which can be used by any member of ARGE IBU
Metal products British Gypsum Saint Gobain1 EPD for Gypframe metal framing for plasterboard International EPD®
British Steel 1 EPD for a steel rail and sections Tata Steel
CA Building Products 1 EPD for insulated steel roofing Tata Steel
Celsa Steel - 1 EPD for steel rod and bar, and 1 EPD for steel section BRE
Euroclad 1 EPD for insulated wall cladding Tata Steel
Europanel  - 1 EPD for insulated wall cladding Tata Steel
Hy-ten 1 EPD for steel reinforcement International EPD®
Midland Lead1 EPD for cast lead sheet BRE
SAB 2 EPD for insulated wall panels and 1 EPD for structural decking Tata Steel
Speciality Steel UK Limited/Rotherham Steel and Bar 1 EPD for reinforcing steel from scrap BRE
Thames Reinforcements  – 1 EPD for fabricated steel reinforcement RT EPD
Tata Steel 17 EPD for steel products Tata Steel
European Copper Institute 3 EPD for copper pipe and 1 EPD for copper sheet Inies
European General Galvanizers Association (EGGA) 1 EPD for hot dip galvanising of steel products International EPD®
Municipal street products Saint Gobain PAM UK4 EPD for municipal street products BRE
Panel products

Falcon Panel Products - 1 EPD for Resysta profile BRE
See Ltd – 1 EPD for laminated panels

International EPD®
Plaster-boards British Gypsum Saint Gobain7 EPD for Gyproc plasterboards, 3 EPD for Glasroc products International EPD®
Etex1 EPD for GTEC plasterboard BRE
Eurogypsumunverified LCA for plasterboard Eurogypsum
Plasters British Gypsum Saint Gobain7 EPD for Thistle plasters International EPD®
Plastics European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA)21 unverified EPD for plastic pipe products TEPPFA
ICDLI – Laminate Association2 EPD for high pressure laminates IBU
Plastics EuropeLCI* or EPD for up to 70 plastic products and intermediate products Plastics Europe
Precast concrete Mannok Building Products1 EPD for precast hollowcore flooring, 1 EPD for 3 types of autoclaved aerated blocks, 1 EPD for 6 types of concrete roof tiles EPD Ireland
British Precast1 EPD for precast concrete pipe, 1 EPD for hollowcore flooring, 1 EPD for T-Beam IBU
British Precast - Architectural and Structural1 EPD for structural concrete (ground beam), 1 EPD for architectural cladding, 1 EPD for brick-faced cladding IBU
British Precast – Aircrete Block Association – 1 EPD for autoclaved aerated concrete block IBU
British Precast - Concrete Block Association - 1 EPD for Generic Precast Concrete Block IBU
British Precast - Interpave1 EPD for precast paving IBU
Protection sheets Protec International - 3 EPD for Protec sheets International EPD®
Raised access flooring


Isaac H Grainger and Son1 EPD for raised access flooring International EPD®
Kingspan Access Floors - 11 EPD for raised access flooring International EPD®
RMF Installation & Services Ltd - 1 EPD for raised access flooring International EPD®
RMF Installation & Services Ltd – 1 EPD for a recycled raised floor panel

International EPD®
Ready mix concrete Hanson UK13 EPD for ready mix concrete IBU
Tarmac3 EPD for ready mix concrete BRE
British Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (BMRCA)1 EPD for ready mix concrete IBU
Resin bound surfacing Addagrip Terraco1 EPD for resin bound surfacing BRE
Suspended ceiling

Armstrong World Industries29 EPD for ceiling products IBU
SAS International - 48 EPD for suspended ceiling systems BRE
JBH Soft Furnishings Ltd – 1 EPD for a suspended ceiling system

International EPD®
Timber Accys Technologies PLC1 EPD for Accoya timber decking (expired) EPD Norge
James Jones & Sons 1 EPD for JJI Joists International EPD®
Norbord Europe 2 EPD for MDF and OSB   International EPD®
Pasquill Saint Gobain1 EPD for a timber roof truss BRE
Vastern 1 EPD for 3 thermally treated timber products International EPD®
Wood for Good1 EPD for UK grown and produced kiln dried sawn timber BRE
Underlay Texfelt - 1 EPD for underlay BRE
Windows and doors Brett Martin Daylight Systems -3 EPD for rooflights BRE
Hambleside Danelaw - 3 EPD for rooflights BRE
Optima Products Ltd2 EPD for aluminium glazed doors and partitions International EPD®
European PVC Window Profiles and Related Building Products Association (EPPA) 2 EPD for double and triple glazed PVC windows IBU
Table 2 - Average EPD from UK Trade Associations
EPD Programme UK Industry Average EPD
BRE EPD Verification Programme (UK) (2 EPD) Brick Development Association – EPD for average UK produced brick

Wood for Good – EPD for UK grown and produced kiln dried sawn timber

IBU EPD Programme (DE) (5 EPD) British Precast – 1 EPD for precast concrete pipe

British Precast - Concrete Block Association – 1 EPD for precast concrete block, 1 EPD for autoclaved aerated concrete block

British Precast – Interpave – 1 EPD for precast paving

British Precast - Architectural and Structural – 1 EPD for a concrete ground beam, 1 EPD for architectural cladding

British Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (BMRCA) – 1 EPD for ready mix concrete

Table 3 - Average EPD for European Trade Associations
EPD Programme European Industry Average EPD
International EPD programme (3 EPD) European General Galvanizers Association (EGGA) – 1 EPD for hot dip galvanising of steel products

European Waterproofing Association – 2 EPD for bitumen roof sheets and underlay

IBU EPD Programme (66 EPD) European Federation of Concrete Admixtures Associations (EFCA) – 6 EPD for concrete admixtures

European Extruded Polystyrene Insulation Board Association (EXIBA)- 1 EPD for extruded polystyrene (XPS) with halogen free blowing agent)

European Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene (EUMEPS) – 7 EPD for expanded polystyrene insulation products

European PVC Window Profiles and Related Building Products Association (EPPA) – 2 EPD for double and triple glazed PVC windows

European Resilient Flooring Manufacturers (ERFMI) – 10 EPD for PVC (5), LVT (2), Rubber, Linoleum and Cork resilient flooring products

Gemeinschaft umweltfreundlicher Teppichboden e.V. (GuT) – 30 EPD for carpet tiles

ICDLI – Laminate Association – 2 EPD for high pressure laminates

IGI - The Global Wallcoverings Association – 5 EPD for wall coverings

PPA-Europe - European Association for Panels and Profiles – 2 EPD for steel sandwich panels, 2 EPD for profiled metal sheet

PU Europe – 1 EPD for PU spray insulation

RT EPD Programme (FI) (1 EPD) European Cellulose Insulation Association (ECIA) – 1 EPD for loose fill cellulose insulation
Inies EPD Programme (FR) (6 EPD) European Copper Institute – 3 EPD for copper pipe and 1 EPD for copper sheet

European Cellulose Insulation Association (ECIA) – 3 EPD for cellulose insulation

Own Programme Cembureau – 3 EPD for European average cements

Eurima – 3 EPD for mineral wool insulation

European Lime Association – LCI* for quick lime and for hydrated lime

Eurogypsum – unverified LCA for plasterboard**

Plastics Europe – LCI* or EPD for up to 70 plastic products and intermediate products

The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) – 21 unverified EPD for plastic pipe products**

*LCI data can be used in an LCA to produce an EPD

**Unverified EPD are not recommended and do not comply with EN 15804 or ISO 14025.  We have included them here for trade associations where the data is not provided elsewhere.

Table 4 - Template EPD for European Trade Associations covering UK manufacturers
EPD Programme European Industry Template EPD
IBU EPD Programme – Template EPD (DE) (30 EPD) ARGE- Consortia of the Associations of the European Lock and Hardware Industry – 15 template EPD for hardware products, which can be used by any member of ARGE

FEICA - Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry – 15 template EPD for reactive resin products (10), dispersion-based products (2) and for modified mineral mortars (3)

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