What is an Environmental Product Declaration?
An Environmental Product Declaration, or EPD, is a rigorous third part examination of a product or product family's environmental impact. Evaluations are based on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) that is performed using established Product Category Rules (PCRs).
What's in an EPD?
- Detailed breakdown of material content
- Production process and life cycle stage diagrams
- Health and safety information of producing and using the products
- Diagram of relative primary energy usage by life cycle stage
What is the HPD Collaborative and a Health Product Declaration?
The HPD Collaborative is a collaboration of organizations, corporations, and companies intent on changing the impact that manufacturing and construction have on our environment and health. The HPD is an open standard, through which manufacturers report what makes up their product and any hazards that consumers need to be made aware. This is another step towards sharing our claims, and showing consumers and end-users that CertainTeed Insulation is taking the necessary steps to improve the environment and overall health. CertainTeed Insulation was the 1st in the industry to provide HPDs to our customers as a vehicle for transparency.
Environmental Product Declarations: