The Australasian EPD Programme

Australasian EPD Programme

The Australasian EPD Programme is an independent framework for business in Australia and New Zealand to provide objective, science-based environmental data and other information about their products and services.

The Programme registers and publishes Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Climate Declarations.

EPDs are independently verified and registered documents that communicate transparent and comparable data and other relevant environmental information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products. Read more about the value of EPDs.

All EPDs registered with the Australasian EPD Programme are independently verified to ISO 14025, a relevant Product Category Rule (PCR) and the Programme’s General Programme Instructions (GPIs).

The Australasian EPD Programme is a regional partner of the International EPD® System with over 1,000 EPDs now published from business in 37 countries.

Australasian EPDs are also now a fast track for achieving carbon neutral certification under the Australian National Carbon Offset Standard.

Latest EPDs

SEISMIC® Steel Reinforcing Bar, Coil, Rod and Wire

Pacific Steel (NZ) Limited

Reinforcing bar, coil, rod and wire is manufactured by Pacific Steel at its Otahuhu based mill in Auckland, New Zealand. Pacific Steel’s structural products are manufactured to standard AS/NZS 4671:2001 Steel reinforcing materials and are used within the construction, building...

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NXT™ Concept Building – Wyndham Lux Perth Hotel

NXT TEC. Ltd

Located in Perth, Western Australia, Wyndham LUX Perth Hotel (Hotel) showcases the versatility and capability of the NXT™ Building System. The eight storey, 10-level, luxury hotel features 120 rooms and contemporary hospitality facilities. Utilising the core technologies of NXT™ Building...

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Sydney Growth Trains

Downer EDI Rail Pty Ltd

Sydney Growth Train (also known as Waratah Series 2 train) delivered by Downer, is classified as a suburban Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) consisting of eight double-deck car bodies. The trainset comprises two trailer driver cars, four motor cars and two...

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The Value of an EPD

Having an EPD currently shows that your company is an early mover in the market and demonstrates that your company has a genuine commitment to environmental responsibility. EPDs are used to communicate and substantiate the sustainability credentials of a company to business customers and consumers.

The use of products with EPDs is recognised and rewarded in rating schemes such as Green Star (buildings) in Australia and New Zealand and IS (infrastructure) in Australia.

EPDs, and the underpinning Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) are an invaluable tool for companies wishing to identify and address hotspots in the environmental footprint of their products. If your company is ISO 14001 certified the LCA and EPD will greatly assist compliance with the 2017 update to the standard.

Design teams are increasingly conversant in what EPDs are and they are increasingly being used as a means of quick and easy route to choose between different materials and systems to achieve resource and energy efficiency (and cost savings) as well as more sustainable outcomes.

With the release of ISO 20400 the International Standard for Sustainable Procurement Australasian EPDs are increasingly helping business supplying Australian and New Zealand markets with meeting public and private sustainable procurement and tender requirements.

Latest News

Draft Australasian Annex to the PCR for Asphalt Mixtures now open for public consultation

Start open consultation: 2018-11-6 Deadline open consultation: 2018-12-4 PCR appendix review and approval: 2018-12-14 Publication: 2018-12-21 This document is a regional (Australian) PCR...

EPD Australasia releases updated Regional Annex to the General Programme Instructions

The Australasian Regional Annex to the General Programme Instructions has been updated and are now available here. The International EPD System publishes General...

Australasian EPDs in the News

Two recent articles in the Australian Financial Review reinforce the role of Australasian EPDs as the best available way to provide quality, verified...

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