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Technical Advisory Group issues guidance on use of background LCI data

The Australasian EPD Programme’s Technical Advisory Group today issued a new guidance note on the selection of background life cycle inventory (LCI) data for use in a life cycle assessment (LCA) study intended to be published through an Australasian EPD.... Read more

WEBINAR: Carbon Neutral Certification and Australasian EPDs

A webinar on Tuesday 10th April at 1pm AEST outlined the streamlined process for carbon neutral certification available through Australasian Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Speakers included: Rob Rouwette – Energetics and ALCAS Stephen Mitchell – Australasian EPD Programme Daniel Raftopoulos... Read more

Carbon Neutral Certification and Australasian EPDs – Webinar 10 April 2018

The Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy and the Australasian EPD Programme are pleased to announce that Australasian Environmental Product Declarations can now gain carbon neutral certification through a streamlined process. This will make it much easier and... Read more

Value of EPDs for Food & Agricultural Industry

We are seeing a rapid growth in the number of food and agriculture companies publishing EPDs in Europe.  As this is written there are 139 EPDs published by the International EPD System for products from frozen hamburgers, olive oil and... Read more

PROFILE: Maartje Sevenster – Latest Approved EPD Verifier

Maartje is an independent consultant advising industry, government and NGOs on life cycle thinking and sustainability assessments.  She has 15 years experience in the field, including a decade with Dutch think-tank CE Delft, before moving to Australia and establishing Sevenster... Read more

International EPD publishes 1,000 declarations – 5,000 construction product EPDs published worldwide

The International EPD System has announced their register now includes one thousand environmental declarations from 37 countries. Half of these were registered in the period 2014-2017, indicating that the interest has grown enormously in recent years. After construction products, the... Read more

Forest and Wood Products Australia share their EPD experience

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) have recently published an industry-wide EPD for glued laminated timber (glulam). We caught up with Research and Development Manager, Chris Lafferty, to find out how the newly minted EPD will be used. Why did... Read more

Details Finalised for Streamlined Australian Carbon Neutral Certification for Australasian EPD Registrants

The guidance document that details the streamlined approach for business with an Australasian EPD for certification under the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard for Products and Services has been finalised. It will be published this week by the Department... Read more

General Programme Instructions Version 3.0 published

Version 3 of the General Programme Instructions (GPI) has been published, setting a new set of rules for operation and management of the International EPD® System according to ISO 14025. The update was made to stay relevant and up-to-date following... Read more

Profiting from the global growth and harmonisation of EPDs

A webinar on demand featuring speakers from The Australasian EPD Programme, LCANZ and thinkstep was recorded on 12 October 2017 (available here https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3886945513907045891). Following on from this successful webinar, sustainability expert Florian Nebel from thinkstep has penned this blog which... Read more

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