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Purchasing Tool IDs Wood, Paper Products with Lower Environmental Impacts

Purchasing Tool IDs Wood, Paper Products with Lower Environmental Impacts

The North American Environmental Paper Network and SCS Global Services have developed a new product category rule specifying rules for life cycle assessment focused on wood and paper.

Green Building Consortium Launched for Environmental Product Declarations Market

Leading green building organizations — ASTM International, ICC Evaluation Service, NSF International and Sustainable Minds — tomorrow will launch the first Program Operator Consortium in the environmental product declarations market at Greenbuild 2015. The consortium will serve as an expert resource and advocate for creating product category rules (PCRs), reviewing … Read more »

UL Publishes Material-Agnostic Product Category Rule for Cladding

UL Environment has published a new material-agnostic product category rule (PCR) for cladding products. Using this PCR will allow manufacturers to cut through the clutter of the 14 different material-specific PCRs currently existing, UL says. The market demand for increased transparency and data in the building materials marketplace has been … Read more »

NSF Receives ANSI Program Operator Status to Develop PCRs, Verify EPDs

NSF International has been recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a program operator for both the development of product category rules (PCRs) and the verification of environmental product declarations (EPDs). As an EPD and PCR program operator, NSF International says it will help meet the growing demand … Read more »

DIRTT Completes Industry-First EPDs

DIRTT (Doing It Right This Time) Environmental Solutions, which uses 3D software to design, manufacture and install fully customized prefab interiors, has completed a third-party verified life cycle assessment and 15 environmental product declarations for prefabricated modular walls. DIRTT says it also established the global product category rule for interior … Read more »


NSF to Pilot ANSI EPD Accreditation Program

NSF Sustainability, a division of NSF International, has been accepted by the American National Standards Institute as one of the first organizations to participate in a pilot program for Type III environmental product declarations (EPDs) to meet a growing demand for standardization in the environmental certification industry. NSF provides third-party … Read more »

Standards & Certification Briefing: Concrete PCR, Free Range, LEED

The Carbon Leadership Forum has published a new version of the Product Category Rules for concrete, the document used for developing Environmental Product Declarations for concrete. Version 1.1 updates the original PCR, published in November 2012, by increasing the number of environmental impacts that must be reported in EPDs, and … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: WindMade, PCR and EPD, ICC Roofing Guide

Bloomberg has received the WindMade certification label for its US operations, making it the first news organization in the world to meet the standard. The label requires participating companies to obtain at least 25 percent of their electricity from wind power. Bloomberg achieves a higher share, with 58 percent of … Read more »

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