The Viable And Authorization Of Life Cycle Based Product Environmental Impacts

1393 WordsNov 2, 20156 Pages
Abstract This paper discusses the use and importance of EPDs in the viable and authorization of life cycle-based product environmental impacts. The role and purpose of EPDs, market acceptance of EPD schemes, costs of EPDs to start using this information tool. It also concludes with a look at potential developments regarding the use of EPDs in support of product environmental claims. Finally, manufacturers who use EPDs help to create a greater public awareness of the environmental impact aspects of products, thereby contributing to global sustainability efforts. Keywords: eco-labelling, environmental product declarations, life cycle assessment, costs. Emergence of EPD’S Keeping environment green is…show more content…
An EPD tells the lifecycle story of a product in a single, written report, provides a complete picture focusing on information about a products environmental impact, such as global warming, ozone depletion etc. It covers everything from fossil fuel depletion to effects on human health, and there’s already a growing list of industry organizations that recommend using the EPDs Existence of an EPD for a product does not indicate that environmental performance criteria have been met. EPDs are a declaration tool that helps purchasers better understand a products sustainable qualities and environmental results so they can make more informed product selections. EPDs can be developed after a product LCA is conducted, and are based on applicable PCRs. For architects and designers, EPDs helps in intensifying the sustainability of design and enable to create the best possible spaces. EPDs can also helps to get industry certifications and LEED credits. It is committed to diminish the carbon footprint &waste, building a bright sustainable future for all of us. Process for developing an EPD LCA tool helps in promote transparency and full revelation of potential environmental impacts. Potential uses for EPDs • World-Wide – In Industry EPDs help ensure that wood products are not at risk for non‐tariff trade barriers. • Manufacturers –
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