We’re committed to helping you reduce the environmental impact of the buildings you create … from product design and raw material selection, to how products are made and delivered. Our EPDs have been third party-certified by UL Environment as conforming to the requirements of ISO 14025.
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a declaration for a product or product family that offers: a holistic view of a product; condensed information on a product's environmental impact; details the embodied carbon information; and provides a summary of performance attributes to aid in product selection for each project.
We have simplified the decision-making process through a diverse portfolio of low-embodied-carbon solutions verified in our Environmental Product Declarations.
Environmental Impact Areas Included in an EPD
Global Warming Potential – also known as “carbon footprint,” and “embodied carbon”, which details the greenhouse gas emissions, or other emissions that contribute to climate change
Primary Embodied Energy – amount of energy from renewable and non-renewable sources used in the raw material procurement for a product, and the amount of energy required to manufacture it into a new product
Ozone Depletion – thinning of the earth’s stratospheric ozone layer
Acidification Potential – pollutants or emissions that turn into acids and harm buildings, plants, animals, aquatic life, and human health
Eutrophication Potential – when materials contribute to increased quantity of nutrients that leach into water or solid and shift the biological balance
Water Consumption – total amount of water required to produce a product
Smog/Photochemical Oxidant Creation Potential – when emission of chemicals cause smog or air pollution