The Value of EPDs in Construction

Overseen and administered in Australia and New Zealand by EPD Australasia, a not-for-profit joint venture of the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ) and the Australian Life Cycle Society (ALCAS), Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are – “independently verified and registered document that communicate transparent and comparable data and other relevant environmental information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products.”

They demonstrate, in other words, the commitment of manufacturers to environmental sustainability.

Businesses and industry associations have found EPDs very useful for a number of applications, including, explaining aspects of production, distribution, usage or end-of-life options (recycling and disposal) that are commonly misunderstood by the market.

Titled ‘The Value of EPDs in Construction’ this session of CPD Live provides a broad outline of the use Environmental Product Declarations in Australia. Beginning by outlining the processes involved in awarding EPDs, our speakers will go on to explain what they say about the products that carry them and what specifiers stand to gain by seeking out such products.

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation, you should be able to:

  • Explain what Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are
  • Identify the organisation that administers EPDs in Australia and New Zealand
  • Outline the methods that EPD employ to assess the sustainability of products
  • Outline the benefits, for specifiers, of seeking out products that carry EPDs

 

Live Session Details

6 June, 2024

9:00 am - 10:00 am AEST

Live Session

This session will be locked 15 minutes after the starting time.

If you miss the live session, On Demand access will be available at a later date.

Presented By:

Gyprock

Presention Type:

Formal CPD

CPD Points:

1 Formal CPD Point