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Over 10,000 downloads of Australian timber industry EPDs

The growing interest in EPDs is illustrated by the number of times six WoodSolutions EPDs have been downloaded. The EPDs registered by Forests and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) as part of their Wood Solutions program have been downloaded over 10,000... Read more

Building biodiversity into product declarations

EPD Australasia occasionally invites interesting perspectives from people and organisations to explore the future of EPDs, read on for a perspective on including biodiversity into EPDs by Guy Williams, from The Biodiversity Consultancy. Considering biodiversity impacts and dependencies as part... Read more

New Construction Product PCR and extended transition period

As we mentioned in our last newsletter, the core Product Category Rules (PCR) for Construction Products and Construction Services has recently been updated. The updated PCR is based on the updated European standard for EPDs of construction products (EN 15804:2012+A2:2019)... Read more

New Regional EPD Hub in South East Asia

EPD Australasia is pleased to welcome a new regional hub of the International EPD® System in South East Asia which continues to expand the global network of EPD programmes. Like EPD Australasia, EPD Southeast Asia is part of the global... Read more

New Global Initiative to Harmonise PCRs and EPDs

EPD Australasia is participating in a new initiative to harmonise PCRs globally, led by EPD International. With the increasing recognition of EPDs there has been a proliferation of EPD Programme Operators, particularly in Europe and North America. While the Product... Read more

Waste to Resource Plant goes for transparency with EPD

Repurpose It – the owner of the most recent EPD published with EPD Australasia has a vision of 100% zero to landfill. To realise this vision, Repurpose It targets a variety of waste streams from green and organic matter to... Read more

Profile: Dr Joana Almeida, Approved EPD Verifier

Only approved verifiers, who have demonstrated expertise and met competency requirements in Life Cycle methodologies, may carry out Australasian EPD verification. The most recent individual to meet these high standards is Dr Joana Almeida, Senior Sustainability Consultant with Edge Environment.... Read more

PROFILE: Sam Archer, Director of Market Transformation, NZGB and Board Member, EPD Australasia Ltd

Sam Archer has nearly two decades of experience as a mechanical engineer and sustainability consultant. He created and managed the sustainability framework for a 3,000-home development for the University of Cambridge, has worked extensively in sustainability and energy strategies including... Read more

Construction EPD Snapshot: a decade of global growth

We thank EPD Verifier Jane Anderson for this excellent Infographic that tracks to burgeoning growth of EPDs in the construction sector over one short decade. Constructionlca’s 2020 guide to EPD Infogram

Promote your environmental credentials: Use EPD logo on-pack

At a visit to a Wellington hotel earlier this year, EPD Australasia’s Chair, Stephen Mitchell spotted the EPD Australasia logo on a package of TORK toilet tissue.  Congratulations to Asaleo Care for recognising the value of promoting their environmental credential... Read more

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