More about EPDs
EPDs follow the EN 15804 standard (amendments A1 or A2) and the complementary information given by each country. These documents consider the whole life cycle of a construction product, from the raw-material extraction to the End of Life (EoL), not forgetting about the distribution, installation and use.
EPDs are important multi-criteria tools to help professionals in their choices to make a building more sustainable, limiting impacts on the environment while creating a healthy atmosphere for future users. The FDES is a standardized document, which is used, among others, as a tool for evaluating the environmental performance of buildings.
There are now many certification schemes specific to the building sector. They are increasingly important for contractors and customers. The EPD is one of the keys allowing adherence to these certification programs.