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EPDA Welcomes Three New Independent Verifiers

EPD Australasia is pleased to announce the approval of three new independent verifiers for our programme. We congratulate Lindita Bushi, PhD, Viktor Hakkarainen, and Sazal Kundu, and welcome their extensive skills and knowledge in the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and... Read more

Rule Changes for EPDs for Construction Products

Changes to rules regarding multiple sets of results for construction products included in the same EPD Under our partnership agreement with the International EPD® System, it is no longer possible to include several sets of results for multiple products in... Read more

Australian Government’s new Procurement Policy

EPD Australasia welcomes the release of the Australian Government’s Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policy (ESPP) as a significant step in Australia’s progression towards a net zero and circular economy. “It’s good news for businesses with EPDs for their construction products. EPDs... Read more

EPDs in Transport Infrastructure: A Path to Sustainability with NTRO

The National Transport Research Organisation (NTRO) is championing a resilient and sustainable future through innovative research and practical solutions to transport infrastructure challenges. Previously the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), NTRO now works across roads, rail, ports and airports. With... Read more

A guide to understanding LCAs and EPDs

Understanding the differences between Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) Embarking on a sustainability journey can often feel like navigating a maze of acronyms and technical jargon. Amidst this complexity, terms like Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and... Read more

Leading the way in sustainable procurement on infrastructure projects

This month, we’re delighted to feature Ross Brookshaw, Sustainability Manager of the M80 Ring Road Alliance, as our guest author. Ross brings a wealth of expertise to the discussion on sustainability and infrastructure projects, drawing on his experience with the... Read more

Methodological approaches for EPDs for wood and wood-based products

Guidance for EPDs for wood and wood-based products based on EN 16485 – Communicating methodological approaches. EPD Norway has released a notice describing the two most common methodological approaches and their respective impacts on results. The guidance highlights the importance... Read more

Year in review – a message from our Chair

It is strange to look back to the beginning of the year when Covid was still of major concern and lockdowns an ever-present threat to our lifestyle. Fortunately, the organisation was already largely operating remotely, and we were well prepared... Read more

News from the EPD International Stakeholder Conference – with Noa Meron, thinkstep-anz

Noa Meron, Team Lead LCA at thinkstep-anz recently attended the EPD International Stakeholder Conference 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey. The theme for this year’s conference was ‘In EPD We Trust’. We asked Noa about her impressions of the conference and how... Read more

EPDs published November – December 2023

It has been a quieter November and December with our Programme publishing two EPDs for new members, Laminex New Zealand and Wagners, five EPDs for existing members Hymix and Hanson, and two updated EPDs for Boral and APL Window Solutions.... Read more

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