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Validity of Construction Products PCR v1.11 extended until 31 March 2023

The validity of the Product Category Rules (PCR) for Construction Products PCR 2019:14 v1.11 has been extended until 31 March 2023. The extension is in response to numerous questions we have received over the last few months from EPD owners,... Read more

I use EPDs every day… and here’s how

By Ciere Kenny, Sustainable Futures Consultant, Lendlease I have been working for Lendlease for almost 5 years as an internal Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and embodied carbon specialist. My role revolves around engaging with the business at a project and... Read more

EPDs feature in United States Inflation Reduction Act 2022

Bigs news out of the USA with USD250 million allocated to manufacturers of construction materials to develop and verify EPDs, related technical assistance and “other activities that assist in measuring, reporting, and steadily reducing the quantity of embodied carbon of... Read more

PROFILE: Tanya Mishra. Continuous Improvement Analyst Sustainability, Hanson Australia

Tanya Mishra, Continuous Improvement Analyst Sustainability at Hanson Australia (Heidelberg group), came to our attention when she made a very enthusiastic LinkedIn post about her experience developing EPDs. In her post, Tanya explained that developing EPDs have been “a big... Read more

SE Asia Steel EPD

Not all EPDs with Australia or New Zealand in their geographic scope are published with EPD Australasia. Indonesian steel manufacturer PT Gunung Raja Paksi Tbk have published 3 EPDs for steel products produced in Indonesia. The geographic scope of the... Read more

Reusable Steel EPD

European Metal Recycling have their EPD for reusable steel sections supplied for the fabrication of structural steelwork published with the International EPD System. The EPD geographic scope is the United Kingdom. As the raw materials for Reusable Steel are sourced... Read more

Quantity Surveyors, Embodied Carbon and EPDs

The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) is the peak professional body for built environment cost professionals who work on the client or contractor side. AIQS is working with stakeholders to develop a national framework for measuring, certifying, and benchmarking... Read more

EPD Advocacy & Marketing

As mentioned in our previous newsletter, Steve Mitchell has taken up a new role in Advocacy & Marketing for the programme. Steve is based in Sydney and has been a Director of EPD Australasia since 2017. Steve has been busy... Read more

EcoPlatform and EPD Quality Management

You may notice that all building & construction product EPDs registered with EPD Australasia carry the EcoPlatform logo. EcoPlatform is an umbrella organization for EPD Programme Operators that register EN15804 compliant EPDs for construction products. The EcoPlatform logo can only... Read more

Digital APIs for EPD data

Demand is growing for digitised EPD data to incorporate in software for building decisions. The good news is that The International EPD System will be launching an API for digitised data later this year. We will let you know as... Read more

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