Making it easier to comply with EPD standards

For BRE, an independent certification organisation, PRé developed BRE LINA, an online tool for life cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental product declarations (EPD) in the construction sector. With BRE LINA, construction companies can meet requests for EPDs more easily.

July 05, 2016

Complying with EPD standards


Meeting high EPD reporting standards without needing to build expertise

In many industries, the demand for objective metrics about product sustainability is on the rise, resulting in requests for delivering life cycle assessment (LCA) results that have to comply with official reporting standards, such as environmental product declarations (EPDs). But many companies have no resources or desire to specialise in LCA. Even with the help of external consultants, the effort and investment required to create EPDs can become a burden. What can be done to help?


Online tools for LCA and EPD

In the construction sector, BRE is a significant and well-respected player in the environmental assessment of products. They are very interested in helping unburden companies while still ensuring the trustworthiness of sustainability analyses. They already ran an EPD Verification Scheme, and now asked PRé to develop a robust online tool to make it easier to do compliant EPDs. The result is BRE LINA. BRE LINA was officially launched and presented to the industry on 23rd June, 2016. For more information, please read the full case study [PDF].

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Anne Gaasbeek
Anne Gaasbeek
Senior Consultant
'Towards the green revolution'