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16 May 2018

BREEAM – Why building LCA?

  Life cycle assessment (LCA) is used to total up the environmental impact of a product’s supply chain. Providing sufficient data is available on the product’s composition and supply chain, LCA can be used to work out the environmental impact of almost anything from a can of...
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31 Aug 2016

Assessing the environmental impacts of construction – understanding European Standards and their implications

  The context for environmental assessment in the construction sector is undergoing considerable change. This is largely due to the publication of the suite of standards from CEN TC 350, which interlink with those from International Standards Organisation (ISO) relatin...
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22 Aug 2016

Environmental Assessment & EPD – Expanded Horizons

The phase out of the Green Guide to Specification, use of EPD in BREEAM, EN 15804 EPD, and online LCA tools. The Materials section in ‎BREEAM is designed to raise awareness of and encourage sustainable procurement and use of construction products.  For many years BREEAM has used...
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18 Jul 2016

Keep Calm and Produce EPD

Following the decision for the UK to leave the EU and the political turmoil that has subsequently followed there have been many questions as to what Brexit will mean for our nation. One of these aspects relates to our involvement in European Standard committees of which BRE are...
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19 May 2016

Time to tackle EPD and generate better value for business

BRE is about to launch BRE LINA (On-Line LCA Tool) at an event on 23rd June at Watford. There has been a steady growth in the number of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for construction products over the past five years but what industry needs is a quick and simple way to...
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GG Editions
19 Nov 2015

The Green Guide to Specification: Past, Present & Future

If you’re familiar or unfamiliar with The Green Guide to Specification, here are some facts about the history of this important publication, and what the future holds.. The Green Guide Past. Green Guide to Specification first published in 1996: 125 elements across 9...
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29 Oct 2015

What are EPD? What can they do for you?

Are you a manufacturer, trade association, architect, specifier or builder? Have you heard all the fuss about EPD? What exactly are EPD? What can they do for you? Quite simply: An EPD (environmental product declaration) is a document which may be used in different countries to...
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