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InfraBuild: New Name, Same Commitment to Sustainability

This month InfraBuild (formerly OneSteel) published revalidated and rebranded EPDs and included Material Circularity Indicator (MCI) metrics in recognition of the growing focus on the Circular Economy. We spoke to InfraBuild’s Construction Market Manager, David Bell about the value of... Read more

Boral Australia President & CEO Talks Sustainability and EPDs

Boral, the largest integrated construction materials company in Australia, have recently published their first EPD for a range of pre-mix concrete mixes. We spoke to President and CEO of Boral Australia, Wayne Manners about the company’s commitment to sustainability and... Read more

Philippa Stone: Meet the new EPD Australasia Director

Philippa (Pip) Stone, Sustainability Manager at BlueScope, has made sustainability the focus of her 13-year career. Pip’s first sustainability role was with global construction specialist ISG, based in London. During her 12 years with ISG she rose to Group Director... Read more

Extension to validity period for Construction PCR 2012:01

EPD International has decided to extend the validity period for our PCR 2012:01 Construction products and construction services and all associated sub-PCRs that follow the old version of EN 15804 (EN 15804:2012+A1:2013) for a further 12 months until 31 December 2021... Read more

GBCA Webinar: Toward lower carbon concrete

23 July | 12:30-1:30pm AEST | 1 CPD point Following the publication of the first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for ready-mix concrete, The Green Building Council have announced a webinar to discuss the implications of this development for the industry. ... Read more

Webinar: Using sustainable products in Green Star and Homestar projects

The New Zealand Green Building Council’s Plugged-In webinar series kicks off at midday on Wednesday 8 July on the important top of using products and materials in Green Star and Homestar projects. Brad Crowley and Danidu Wijekoon from the Green... Read more

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

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