BS EN 15804:2012 + A1:2013 Sustainability of Construction Works. Environmental Product Declarations

This European standard provides core product category rules for all construction products and services. It provides a structure to ensure that all Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) of construction products, construction services and construction processes are derived, verified and presented in a harmonised way.

An EPD communicates verifiable, accurate, non-misleading environmental information for products and their applications, thereby supporting scientifically based, fair choices and stimulating the potential for market driven continuous environmental improvement.

EPD information is expressed in information modules, which allow easy organisation and expression of data packages throughout the life cycle of the product. The approach requires that the underlying data should be consistent, reproducible and comparable.

This European Standard provides the means for developing a Type III environmental declaration of construction products and is part of a suite of standards that are intended to assess the sustainability of construction works.

This European standard provides core product category rules (PCR) for Type III environmental declarations for any construction product and construction service.

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