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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

When is an EPD not an EPD #2

In a follow on from my previous post, I had been thinking of highlighting two documents which looked like EPD. One claimed that verification was optional for Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for business to business communication, and the other said … Continue reading

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ASBP publish a comprehensive list of EPD for UK produced construction products in our new Briefing Paper

I’m really pleased that as part of the series of EPD Briefing Papers I’ve been writing with the ASBP, I’ve been able to compile a new online Briefing Paper which lists all the EPD for UK produced construction products with … Continue reading

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UK Government has required Whole Life Carbon assessments, which means embodied carbon assessments, for all new public works projects and programmes since December 2020

In October 2020, the Government responded to the Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 Progress Report which had recommended to Government, in relation to embodied carbon in buildings, that the Government, “support the assessment and benchmarking of whole-life carbon in buildings.” … Continue reading

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#RegulateEmbodiedCarbon – ACAN’s campaign

Architects Climate Action (ACAN) launched their campaign to regulate embodied carbon in the UK this evening with over 300 people online! France, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland and Sweden have all got Embodied Carbon regulation in place, or require assessment of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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When is an EPD not an EPD?

Signify and Philips (its lighting brand) are talking a good talk about EPD on their website. The article is is called, “How Environmental Product Declarations are helping green the lighting industry“. They talk about why people might want EPD, for example: … Continue reading

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Eco Platform news

Eco Platform is the association for European EPD Programme Operators using EN 15804. The Eco Platform website has just had a revamp, coinciding with the launch of their digital EPD Eco Portal, where you can search for digital EPD by … Continue reading

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Over 7000 EN 15804 Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) were available at the start of 2020 with numbers continuing to increase

Rather late in the year I am adding my 2020 EPD Infographic to my blog which provides the numbers of EPD at the start of the year. The number of EN 15804 EPD have continued to rise, with French FDES … Continue reading

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Embodied Emissions event at London Climate Week

Event:            Managing embodied emissions to improve global climate governance Date:              Tuesday 02 July 2019 Time:             5:00pm to 7:30pm Venue:           University College London,  Cost:  … Continue reading

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30th May 2019 was a Big Day for Embodied Carbon in the UK

As a Board Member of the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), it was great to chair the ASBP event yesterday that marked the launch of the RICS Building Carbon Database, a rebrand of the WRAP Embodied Carbon Database set … Continue reading

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