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UPDATED: Construction Products PCR

UPDATE 27 March 2020 – We are working on a plan to provide greater flexibility in the transition to this new PCR. More details to follow.

 

Original article 18 March 2020

The Product Category Rules (PCR) for construction products, PCR 2019:14 has recently been updated. The PCR is based on the updated European standard for EPDs of construction products, EN 15804, which was launched in 2019. EPD Australasia in affiliation with the International EPD® System is the first EPD programme to issue a PCR based on the updated EN 15804.

Compared to the old version, the new PCR has different requirements in terms of allowed scopes, required indicators and allocation procedures, among others. The PCR provides a link between the requirements in the General Programme Instructions and the updated EN 15804. It is also designed to provide a basis for EPDs based on ISO 21930:2017 if additional requirements are met. Six complementary PCRs have already been published with specific guidance for cement and building lime, ceramic tiles, concrete and concrete elements, floor covering, thermal insulation, and wood products used for construction. The existing PCR for Construction products, PCR 2012:01 currently remains valid during the transition period, until at least 2020-09-01.

Click here to read more and see the new PCR.

Our Advisory Group will soon be publishing a Technical Guidance Note to provide guidance on transition arrangements.

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