What is an EPD & how do we use it?

An EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) is a technical document that looks at a product’s environmental impact throughout its life. The EPD is the result of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

It is used for Building Rating Schemes like LEED®, BREEAM® and DGNB. You can also use it to assess the environmental performance of a product or even benchmark it against alternatives.

Our Rockfon EPD follows European and International Standards (EN 15804, ISO 14025 for EPD, ISO 14040 (part 1 & 2) and ISO 14044).

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What is LCA?

The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) quantifies the environmental impacts, resource and energy used in the life cycle of a product, everything from the extraction of raw materials to its end of life.

The LCA is the approach that you need to follow in order to calculate the contribution of the products in terms of waste, energy and environmental impacts during its whole life cycle. These results are documented in the EPD.

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Why is there only one EPD for Rockfon products?

We wanted to keep our EPD as simple and easy to use as possible, which is why we opted to use the “modular” or “do-it-yourself” EPD.

When you use our EPD you are able to calculate the life cycle impact of any product by multiplying the reference results with the relevant scaling factor and adding the impact of the facing material.

See how
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We know it can be complicated!

You can do this yourself or we can help you. Contact our technical support. They are trained to handle your request and happy to help.

 

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Where can you find the Rockfon EPD?

You can download our EPD here or you can also find it available in third party databases around the world, for example IBU in Germany, EPD Norge in Norway, INIES in France and SPOT database from UL in North America.

 

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