What is an EPD?

ENVIROMENTAL DOCUMENTATION 01/02/2021

 

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products in a credible way.

Where the EPD is the final report, the foundation of any EPD is a lifecycle assessment (LCA). This LCA allows you to evaluate your product’s environmental performance over its entire life-cycle. It typically takes into consideration your full value chain, from material extraction through to manufactured product, its usage stage and end of life.

An EPD is a so-called type III environmental declaration that is compliant with the ISO 14025 standard. A type III environmental declaration is created and registered in the framework of a program, such as the International EPD® System. EPDs registered in the International EPD System are publicly available and free to download through the EPD Library on www.environdec.com

 

EPDs

  • are based on International Standards
  • consider the full LifeCycle Assessment of goods and services
  • can be used for all types of goods and services
  • contain verified environmental information
  • are based on a transparent and open framework
  • give comparable information within the same product group

Source: Environdec.com

The PAROC Natura Lana EPD main values

  • The GWP value for Paroc Natura Lana is
    0,59 kg CO2-ec/m2 (R=1) product in production (A1-A3)

  • The GWP value for Paroc Natura Lana is
    0,72 kg CO2-ec/m2 (R=1) product for the full life cycle (A1-D)