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WEBINAR: How to use and read EPDs

A webinar on Thursday 29th November 2018 at 1pm AEST outlined the basics of Environmental Product Declaration (EPDs). Presenters: Stephen Mitchell – Australasian EPD Programme; Rob Rouwette – Start2See; Jeff Vickers – thinkstep ANZ The webinar covered: EPDs ‘ what... Read more

Pacific Steel, NXT TEC and Downer Rail Publish EPDs

The last two months have seen the publication of three new EPDs spanning a wide variety of industries. The most recent Australasian EPD was published by Pacific Steel for their SIESMIC Steel Reinforcing Bar, Coil, Rod and Wire which is manufactured... Read more

NXT Sees EPD as Important Tool for Continuous Improvement

NXT TEC recently published the world’s first EPD on a complete hotel. We spoke to Managing Director Natasha Di Ciano about their commitment to sustainability and their decision to publish an EPD. 1. Why did NXT decide to produce an... Read more

Kelly Taylor presents at International EPD Stakeholder Conference

Australasian EPD Programme Manager Kelly Taylor recently attended and presented at the International EPD Stakeholder Conference. An annual event – the Conference is a chance to meet face to face with International EPD Secretariat and hear the latest developments on... Read more

Infrastructure Sustainability Council embeds Australasian EPD product specific data into IS Rating Tool

Over 320 attendees to the recent Infrastructure Sustainability Conference in Sydney heard how the data for construction products provided in EN15804 compliant EPDs can now be easily incorporated into their project decision making via Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Rating Tool version... Read more

How to read and use an EPD – free webinar – 29th November

Looking at an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) can be confronting as it can just look like tables of numbers. You’ve been told they provide verified environmental data and that can be used to make more sustainable material choices but what... Read more

Four brands of Australasian EPD members make Top 10 in Australian Architecture & Design Survey

Australasian EPD members Dulux, BlueScope’s Colorbond Steel, Kingspan’s Insulation and James Hardie have all finished in the Top 10 in Australian Architecture & Design’s Trusted Brands 2018 survey. Over 6,000 votes were received from professionals in architecture, building, construction, and... Read more

Profile: Andrew D Moore

Andrew Moore Chairs the Australasian EPD’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is an approved verifier for the Programme. He is the Founder and Principal Sustainability Scientist with leading sustainability consultancy Life Cycle Logic, and a Certified LCA Practitioner (ALCAS). It was... Read more

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 appendix and a draft is available for open consultation until 2018-12-4. Any stakeholder may comment on the... Read more

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 Programme Instructions (GPIs) to provide the overarching rules for EPD Programmes in accordance with ISO 14025. These... Read more

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