Environmental Product Declarations – an extensive collection of availability, EN15804 revision and the ILCD+EPD format

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Abstract

The increasing awareness on climate issues in the built environment places a greater responsibility on the different actors to map the building emissions, reduce and optimise the use of materials, and thereby lower the environmental footprint. With several countries enforcing legally binding CO2 limits to assess and benchmark the negative environmental side effects from buildings using the LCA method, it is presumable that practitioners from the industry will look for higher availability of data found from Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). As the availability of data more than likely will increase drastically over the years, the study provides an extensive look into the world of digitalised EPDs, and how to use the format to extract a comprehensive number of EPD data. The extraction of data from the ECO Platform leads to a total of 1478 entities, and when adding EPDs from EPD Denmark this study scrutinises 1644 EPDs in total, from 4 EPD Program Operators (EPD-POs). The extraction process highlights the need for transparency and more mutual agreements in the documentation methods. Further, the study scratches the surface of the revised European EPD Standard EN15804, and what the changes and the transition will mean for the applicability and transparency in the building sector and for LCA models when the majority of emissions from GWP will increase.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012108
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume1078
Issue number1
ISSN1755-1307
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventSBE 2022 Berlin D-A-CH Conference: Built Environment within Planetary Boundaries, sbe22 Berlin 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 20 Sept 202223 Sept 2022

Conference

ConferenceSBE 2022 Berlin D-A-CH Conference: Built Environment within Planetary Boundaries, sbe22 Berlin 2022
CityVirtual, Online
Period20/09/202223/09/2022

Bibliographical note

Built Environment within Planetary Boundaries (SBE Berlin) 20/09/2022 - 23/09/2022 Berlin

Keywords

  • Data Availability
  • Digitalisation
  • ECO Platform
  • EN15804
  • EPD Program Operator /EPD-PO)
  • Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
  • ILCD+EPD
  • InData
  • EPD Program Operator (EPD-PO)
  • Data Availability, ILCD+EPD
  • EN15804, Digitalisation
  • In Data

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