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Create an EPD

Detailed information about how to create an EPD is defined in the General Programme Instructions. Creating an EPD then includes the following steps:

1. Find a relevant PCR for the product
2. Perform an LCA study based on the PCR
3. Compile the EPD Report
4. Verification or Processs Certification
5. Registration and Publication

An EPD is normally valid for three or five years after which the declaration must necessarily be revised and reissued. Regardless of the validity, a published EPD must be updated if one of the environmental indicators has worsened by more than 10% compared with the published data.

If you are considering creating an EPD we recommend that you contact us as early as possible in the process to enable us to provide guidance and information.

Useful Documents When Creating an EPD

Creating an EPD
Useful guidance and links from the International EPD System.

General Programme Instructions
Overall rules for the International EPD System.

Regional Annex of EPD Australasia
A regional annex to the General Programme Instructions.

EPD Templates for Construction products and All other product categories
The use of these templates is voluntary.

EP Registration Form
The completed registration form, the verified EPD(s), and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Secretariat.

Verification Report

Dialogue with verifier
Mandatory templates for verification of construction product EPD.

Excel templates for machine-readable EPDs
Excel templates for machine-readable LCA data which is mandatory for Construction Products and optionall for other product categories.

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