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Apr

11, 2012

EPD Conference on May 15 fully booked

The conference is now fully booked. To add your contact details to our reserve list, please contact Joakim Thornéus at joakim@environdec.com and we will contact you at least 14 days before the conference if there are some places left.

Apr

11, 2012

New certification body in Italy

ICEC

The Italian organisation I.CE.C. Srl is a new certification body for EPDs. I.CE.C. have been accredited by Accredia to certify EPDs within the CPC-code 29, Leather and leather products; footwear. The first EPD certified by I.CE.C is an EPD for leather published by Gruppo Dani.

Apr

11, 2012

Barilla publish EPD for Pavesini

Pavesini

Barilla have published an EPD for the biscuit Pavesini. This is the thirteenth EPD published by Barilla.

Apr

4, 2012

EPD for leather published

EPD for leather published

Gruppo Dani have issued an EPD for leather. The leather covered by the EPD is used for various finished products, such as furniture, clothing, footwear, etc.

 

Apr

4, 2012

New EPDs on furniture

New EPDs on furniture

The Italian furniture manufacturer Arper has issued four EPDs for their table Ginger. The EPDs shows the environmental impact from different models of the table.

Arper is an Italian furniture company producing chairs, tables, sofa’s etc., exporting most of its production all around the world. Arper obtained in 2006 the ISO 14001 certification followed by the Norwegian EPD certification for some Catifa models and the Babar collection. All Arper’s chairs are GreenGuard certified. Many of Arper products obtained the Australian GECA certification and meet the requirements of the Australian Green Star system that evaluates the design and environmental impact of buildings.

Arper have issued the following EPDs:

Apr

4, 2012

EPD Conference May 15 2012 - just a few places left

There is just a few places left on the International EPD System conference on May 15, 2012. Register now to secure a place! 

Apr

3, 2012

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Mar

19, 2012

PCR for fruits and nuts on open consultation

A new PCR for fruits and nuts is on open consultation until April 30. Please leave your comments on the PCR forum or to directly to the PCR moderator.

Mar

9, 2012

Updated EPDs from San Marco

Colorifico San Marco SpA, the italian producer of coatings and paintings have updated their three preregistered EPDs so that they now fullfil the PCR for paints, PCR 2010:18.

Mar

9, 2012

New PCR on wood particle and fibreboard

Fibreboard

A new PCR on wood particle and fibreboard is now published. The PCR replaces an old PCR on wood particle board (2003:08). The PCR have been developed by the Spanish association ANFTA.

Mar

5, 2012

International conference on environmental declarations

Welcome to the first conference organized by the International EPD® System, The International EPD® System – Your partner for environmental communication, which will be held on 15 May, 9am-5pm, at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre.

The conference is aimed at all stakeholders in the system, particularly companies that develop environmental declarations, EPD®s, and organisational members worldwide. The program will include the new General Programme Instructions that are currently being drawn up, good examples of both international and small and medium sized companies working on environmental declarations, and guidelines on how an EPD® can be used in marketing and communications.

The all-day conference is free of charge and funded by the International EPD® System.

We are excited to welcome companies and organizations who develop or would like to develop environmental and climate declarations. Last year 60 new EPDs were registered by companies from all over the world, so our system is growing firmly, says Joakim Thornéus of the Secretariat of the International EPD® System.

The International EPD® System was established in Sweden in 1998 and has grown to include companies and organizations in dozens of countries in almost every continent. It is the only international framework for environmental declarations based on ISO14025. The system offers a complete program to develop and communicate a product's environmental and climate performance, based on life cycle assessments and environmental declarations.

For more information, to propose an idea for the conference or to register please contact Joakim Thornéus at the Secretariat of the International EPD® System at joakim@environdec.com.

Mar

2, 2012

Spanish El País refers to EPD

The largest newspaper in Spain, El País, refers to environmental declarations in its environmental blog Ecolaboratorio on 1st February. The article tells of the EPD of a bottle of 750 ml and of its carbon footprint of 158.2 grams of CO2. Spain recycles approximately 60 per cent of its glass, although some is exported. The blog post also debates the colour of bottles and whether it’s better to reuse or recycle them.

 

Jan

16, 2012

PCR for construction published

PCR for construction published

A PCR for Construction products and Construction services has been published. The new PCR for Construction products and Construction services was the first PCR to be published in 2012 after approval by the Technical Committee. This document will work both as a PCR in itself, but also as a PCR Basic Module for more specific PCRs.
 
The PCR is partly based on the draft European standard prEN 15804, with some exceptions in order to harmonize with the General Programme Instructions of the International EPD System. A revision of the document is already planned for 2012 when the final version of EN 15804 and the next version of the General Programme Instructions have been published. In the meantime, this PCR may be used to create EPDs for construction products and services within the International EPD System.
 

Jan

3, 2012

300th EPD now registered

About 300 EPDs have now been registered through the International EPD System. BYK-Chemie, a German company based in Wessel, received registration number S-P-00300. The EPD covers a defoamer used in the additives and instruments sector based on eco-friendly and sustainable raw materials.

 

Jan

2, 2012

Many new EPDs for bottled water

Coop Italia bottled water

Four companies have so far used the PCR for "Bottled water, not sweetened or flavoured".
The companies are all based in Italy – Cerelia, San Benedetto, COOP Italia as well as Ferrarelle.