Launch of Construction Products Association Publication

I’ve been working on a publication with Jane Thornback, ‘A Guide to the Understanding of the Embodied Impact of Construction Products’, and we will be launching it next week – details below.

Date:    Tuesday 13 March 2012

Venue: Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Time:   Registration from 4.30 pm.  Event from 5.00 to 7.00 pm.  Drinks from 6.30pm

The quest for a more sustainable and low carbon built environment has turned a spotlight to the embodied impacts of construction products, especially embodied carbon.

Surprisingly to most, there exist well established methodologies and standards for measuring these impacts and for assessing their significance when incorporated into buildings and other construction works.

The Guide to an Understanding of the Embodied Impacts of Construction Products, to be launched on 13 March, is produced by the Construction Products Association and written by Life Cycle Assessment expert Jane Anderson.  The detailed Guide is available electronically and a short summary is printed.   The Guide aims to improve the understanding of the wider construction industry to the ways in which embodied impacts of construction products are assessed and how this information can then be used for building level design.

The Guide discusses what is a Life Cycle Assessment, what are Environmental Product Declarations, what is the significance of the new European Standards CEN/TC 350 and the impact of the Construction Products Regulation, and looks in detail at the range of environmental indicators.

Who should attend?

Clients, designers, architects, contractors, policymakers, regulators, consultants and press.

To register for this event please rsvp to:


16.30 Registration
17.00 Introduction and context Jane Thornback, Construction Products Association
17.15 Understanding the Embodied Impacts of Construction Products Jane Anderson,                           PE INTERNATIONAL
18.00 Next steps and Looking AheadQ & A John Tebbit, Construction Products Association
18.30 Drinks reception

About constructionlca

Co-author Green Guide to Specification, expert in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), EPDs and sustainability for the construction materials sector Researching Building LCA and how we can increase uptake at the Open University. Tweets as @constructionlca
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1 Response to Launch of Construction Products Association Publication

  1. ramonarratia says:

    Hi Jane,

    I cant make today the launch of the guide but I will be very interested on it.

    Good luck.
    Ramon Arratia

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