What is EPD certificate?

What is EPD certificate?

What is EPD certificate?

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a transparent, objective report that communicates what a product is made of and how it impacts the environment across its entire life cycle. A verified EPD can earn your products credits for LEED v4 and other green building rating systems.

How long is an EPD valid?

An EPD is usually valid for five years, and is generated according to the relevant standards. Construction EPDs are based on the ISO 14040/14044, ISO 14025, EN 15804 or ISO 21930 standards. EPDs help to achieve EPD and LCA credits in the following certification schemes: LEED, BREEAM and others.

What is EPD process?

Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) is a material processing technique using deposition of charged particles in a stable colloidal suspension on a conductive substrate, acting as one of the two oppositely charged electrodes in the EPD cell. The deposited particles form the intended material or device [1].

What does EPD stand for?

EPDElectronic Paper Display
EPDEnvironmental Product Declaration
EPDEmbolic Protection Device (medical equipment)
EPDExtension to Produce (Perl computing language)

How much does a product LCA cost?

Life cycle assessment can be quite expensive, costing up to $50,000 or more per product. The largest cost associated with conducting an LCA lies in the data collection and calculation, and is identified by LCA practitioners in four countries as the most difficult part of doing an LCA.

What do you need to know about EPD certification?

EPDs are not ‘green’ certificates or claims of environmental superiority (unlike Type I labels). Our services for EPD certification includes: Identification of relevant life cycle stages, inventory data collection

How to publish an Environmental Product Declaration ( EPD )?

To do this, you need to submit the EPD document for publication to the program operator, who will process, register and publish your EPD. If you use the One Click LCA Pre-verified EPD Generator, we will handle this process for you.

What are the first steps for creating an EPD?

One of the first steps for creating an EPD is that the product is defined and that it must follow the Product Category Rules (PCR) which are specific rules and requirements verified by a PCR review third-party panel (independent party).

How are environmental data prepared for an EPD?

The environmental data presented in EPDs are prepared by carrying out a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)of the product. LCAs can be carried out with ad-hoc spreadsheets and databases, but there are several specialist software tools available on the market.

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