Environmental Product Declarations, or EPDs for short, are third-party verified and registered documents used to communicate the potential environmental impacts and benefits of products.
What does an EPD contain?
The EPD contains information about the product and its potential environmental impacts and benefits:
- Technical information: Relevant product data and information.
- LCA information: Environmental impacts, e.g. Global Warming Potential, Cumulative Energy Demand, Acidification Potential, but also a description of the LCA process (data, methods, assumptions).
- Other relevant environmental information (e.g. VOCs, hazardous materials, etc.).
- Review and verification information: Information on the LCA consultant and the EPD program operator, and the external 3rd party EPD verifier.