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EPD Australasia and GECA announce agreement to support business obtaining both ISO compliant ecolabels and EPDs

EPD Australasia and GECA are pleased to announce an agreement to support Australian businesses obtaining ISO compliant ecolabels and environmental product declarations (EPDs) for their products. The agreement provides a mutual discount for GECA licensees registering an EPD with EPD... Read more

Public Consultation now open on the Technical Guidance Note for Asphalt Mixture EPDs (previously an Annex to the PCR for Asphalt Mixtures)

Start open consultation: 2021-09-30 Deadline open consultation: 2021-10-29 Technical Guidance Note review and approval: 2021-11-12 Publication: 2021-11-19 This document was previously published as an Annex to the PCR for Asphalt mixtures and is now open for public consultation as a Technical Guidance Note to... Read more

Draft PCRs open for consultation

EPD International is constantly developing new PCRs and updating existing ones. The organisation relies on input from individuals and organisations with LCA and project management expert skills to assist in creating and shaping future PCRs. The following draft PCRs are... Read more

International EPD seeks PCR Moderators and Committee members for Food & Beverage and Electronics PCRs

EPD International have been approached by key actors in the food and electronics industries requesting development of new Product Category Rules (PCRs) to enable development and publication of EPDs. The two new main PCRs will be: Food & beverage products... Read more

XLam invest in EPD to drive continuous improvement

XLam pioneered Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) manufacture in the Southern Hemisphere over a decade ago and now aims to be the leading provider of sustainable building solutions in New Zealand, Australia and beyond. The world is rediscovering the benefits of... Read more

EPD Australasia’s newest director Cyril Giraud sees EPDs as the foundation of low carbon solutions

Cyril Giraud is EPD Australasia’s newest director appointed by the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society, he is also the National Development & Sustainability Manager at Holcim Australia. He has been focused on statutory approval processes, stakeholder engagement, environmental practices and... Read more

What is process certification?

All EPDs must go through a verification process to ensure the data contained within them is accurate. Most EPDs are verified by an independent third party verifier who is approved by EPD Australasia as competent to verify EPDs. EPD Australasia... Read more

New global tool allows benchmarking of embodied carbon

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) is a new tool that allows benchmarking and assessment of embodied carbon in construction materials. EC3 utilises building material quantities from construction estimates and/or BIM models and a robust database of digital, third-party... Read more

WEBINAR 15 JULY: Digitalisation and the future of EPDs

Digitalisation is changing the way we work on many levels.  So it should come as no surprise that digitalisation is going to change EPD’s – how they look, how they are accessed and how they are used. In our next... Read more

New GPIs v4.0, significant changes and updated EPD registration pricing structure

The International EPD System (IEPDS) recently released a new version of the General Programme Instructions (GPIs v4.0 dated 29 March 2021). EPD Australasia also maintains an annex to these GPIs for regional variations. The IEPDS GPIs, and the EPDA regional... Read more

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