What are EPDs?An environmental product declaration (EPD) is a type III environmental declaration. It provides quantifiable and environmentally related information about the biography of a product or service, in order to allow comparison between products and services of the same function. An EPD is based on independently controlled data from environmental audits, life cycle inventory analysis or information modules in accordance to the series of standards ISO 14040.
Why do we need EPDs?Environmental product declarations form the data basis for the ecologic building assessment according to DIN EN 15978 (sustainability of buildings - assessment of environmentally related quality of buildings - method of calculation).
Environmental product declarations are based on international standards (ISO 14025, ISO 14040 ff) as well as on the European DIN EN 15804 and are therefore internationally agreed upon. They are suitable as proof for environmental demands in public procurement. Environmental product declarations offer the relevant data basis to show the environmental properties of a product in marketing or sales.
Your advantageEJOT is the first manufacturer of fastener materials, that can verify this type III environmental declaration for its whole product range. In the fields of flat roofing, rear ventilated facades as well as ETICS, these product EPDs have already existed for some time. In the fields of industrial lightweight construction and the product range steel, stainless steel and bimetal screws respectively, EJOT has been the forerunner.
For the first time it gives you the possibility to issue a systematic and standardised data basis for the assessment of your building by means of that environmental audit. It is composed in a modular system from the declarations of the individual building products as well as subsequent ecological assessments. The life cycle analysis considers the whole life time of the building, the construction phase, the utility phase as well as deconstruction and disposal. It can show the contribution of the different building products to the energy efficiency or to further aspects of sustainable building management. This might be demanded for example by the DGNB (German Society for Sustainable Construction) (DGNB material declaration list).