More than 10,000 EN 15804 EPD at the start of 2021!

At the start of January 2021, there are just over 10,000 Verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) to EN 15804 for construction products registered globally, as shown in my 2021 Infographic.

Regulation in France, where the RE2020 Building LCA legislation will come into force in the summer, and environmental claims can only be made about construction products which are supported by EPD, means that the French EPD programme now has the largest number of EN 15804 EPD, known there as FDES, with the French inies programme which also lists PEP EcoPassport (EPD for building services equipment), now having over 30% of all EN 15804 EPD. (In the Infographic numbers, I’ve not included the données par defaut from the inies database which are generic data for products, rather than EPD)

This year, there are new programmes in the Infographic: EPD Belge, and VUPS in the Czech Republic. There has also been big growth in the number of EN 15804 EPD in the SCS programme in the US, and in the programmes in Finland and the Netherlands. The International EPD has also seen good growth in the number of EPD through its hubs in Australasia, Latin America and Brazil and Asia.

In addition, use of concrete EPD generators in the United States means there are now over 36,000 EPD for concrete there, mostly using ISO 21930. This is driven, in part, by initiatives such as that in Portland, Oregon, for all concrete used in City construction projects to have an EPD. The state of Oregon has also provided a free concrete EPD tool and financial reimbursements for concrete companies. For more information about regulation on embodied carbon, EPD and LCA around the world, see this review of city policies and this of policy and regulation more generally.

You can find the full infographic at, and if you want to find EPD, check out the Briefing Paper that I wrote for the Alliance for Sustainable Building.

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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