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Have your say on default product emission factors for the NABERS Embodied Carbon tool

We recently attended an excellent information online session run by NABERS and thinkstep-anz about developing default mission factors for building products and materials. The following topics were presented: The emissions data methodology NABERS proposed in the public consultation paper and... Read more

Record number of EPDs published

The period from May to August 2023 saw the publication of 35 new EPDs and updates of 7 EPDs by Australian and New Zealand businesses. Welcoming New Members 23 new EPDs have been published for new members: Altus Industrial Aluminium... Read more


EPDs Used to Achieve Net Zero. Adbri (formerly known as Adelaide Brighton) has been pioneering construction materials and industrial mineral manufacturing in Australia since 1882. Their stated purpose is to build a better Australia, contributing socially and economically. One of... Read more

ACCC publishes draft environmental and sustainability claims guidance

The Australian competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published draft guidance to improve the integrity of environmental and sustainability claims made by businesses and to protect consumers from greenwashing. They are seeking feedback from industry by... Read more

Updated PCR for construction products released

The latest version of the Product Category Rules (PCR) for construction products has been released. This PCR is the most used PCR in the Programme. Some changes with the new version PCR 2019:14 Construction Products (EN 15804+A2) (v1.3.1) are: Clarified... Read more

California Green Building Code

California becomes the first US state to address the climate impact of building materials through its building code. Commencing in July 2024, California’s Green Building Code (CALGreen) will introduce requirements for non-residential buildings larger than 100,000 square feet and school... Read more

Welcome to EPD South Korea

We welcome EPD South Korea to The International EPD System. EPD South Korea joins International EPD Programme Partners in Argentina, Australasia, Brazil, Egypt, India, Latin America, Middle East region (MENA), North America, South East Asia and Turkey. An announcement on... Read more

Do we publish EPDs registered by other EPD Programmes?

We occasionally get requests from organisations that have Environmental Product Declarations registered with other EPD Programmes asking if they can be published on our website. The short answer is no. EPD Australasia Programme Manager Kelly Taylor explains, “Every EPD programme... Read more

PROFILE: Carter Holt Harvey

Carter Holt Harvey has been a part of the Australasian timber industry for more than 150 years.  The company has survived this long through innovation, adaptability, and a commitment to the environment. These days the business is organised into four... Read more

Join us at the Australian LCA Conference 2023

The 11th Australian Conference on Life Cycle Assessment is being held on 19-20 July 2023 on the Australian Gold Coast. The draft programme has been released and includes speakers on EPDs, Circular Economy, Databases, Building Materials, Buildings, Food, Agriculture and... Read more

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