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Measuring Sustainability of Construction Products by EcoReview


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Environmental Product Declarations are accurate and verified environmental data. These are essential currency for compliance and communication

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Measuring Sustainability of Construction Products by EcoReview

  1. 1. Environmental  Product   Declarations  in  Ireland Date: December  9,  2016 Authors: Pieter  Stadhouders Peter  Seymour Measuring Sustainability
  2. 2. Contents • Introduction • Life  Cycle  Assessment • What  is  an  EPD? • What  data  they  communicate • How  are  they  are  created   • How  to  get  an  EPD  – EcoChain • The  role  of  EPDs  in  Ireland  now   • The  way  forward
  3. 3. EcoReview Sustainable  supply  chain Building  materials Bio-­‐chemicals Life  Cycle  Assessment EcoChain  Environmental   Management  Tool   Green  as  distinguishing  capacity EcoReview 2016
  4. 4. EcoReview 2016 Drivers • Direct  demand  from  customers • Reliable  upstream  reporting • Marketing  purposes • Internal  knowledge • Benchmarking • Non-­‐Financial  Reporting   (Directive  2013/34/EU) Life  Cycle  Assesment  
  5. 5. ©EcoReview 2016 Environmental   Product   Declarations
  6. 6. EcoReview 2016 What  is  an  EPD? ISO  standardised and  LCA  based  tool  to  communicate   the  environmental  impacts  of  a  product  (or  system) Self-­‐declaration,  quality-­‐assured  and  comparable  data Standardised  assessment  methodology  EN15804 Third-­‐party  verified Benchmarking Reporting Communication   ESSENTIAL CURRENCY
  7. 7. EcoReview 2016 EPD concrete EPD  outline
  8. 8. Energy  and  direct  emissions Processes Allocate  energy  and   emissions  to  processes Energy/emissions   footprint  per  process Materials  and   transport Products  and   amounts  produced Allocate  materials  to   products Allocate  process   usages  across  products Materials/transport   footprint  per  product Environmental  impacts: • Product • Product  range • Process • Company • Sub-­‐category Environmental  impacts CO2,  smog,  eutrophication,  ozone  depletion,  water,  resource  depletion,  heavy  metals,  etc.,   Generating  an  EPD
  9. 9. Generating  an  EPD  -­‐ EcoChain • EcoChain  Tool  is  a  disruptive  technology • Operates  in  real  time;  cloud-­‐based • Collects  all  data  on  energy,  emissions,  materials  and  transport • Reports  all  environmental  impacts  on: – Company  level  (including  overheads  and  indirect  activities) – Manufacturing  site  level – Process  level – Product  level • Per  product  unit • Per  annual  product  output • Outputs  EPDs  and  LCA  reports,  automatically • Scope  1,  2  and  3  impacts Materials per  product Energy use  per  product Transport per  product Reported  for
  10. 10. EcoChain  Tool Company  Level
  11. 11. EcoChain  Tool Company  Level
  12. 12. EcoChain  Tool Company  Level
  13. 13. EcoChain  Tool Process  Level
  14. 14. EcoChain  Tool Product  Level
  15. 15. EcoChain  Tool Product  Level
  16. 16. EcoChain  Tool Product  Level
  17. 17. EcoChain  Tool Product  Level
  18. 18. EcoChain  Tool Materials  Level
  19. 19. EcoChain  Tool Sankey  Chart  – Impact  Flows
  20. 20. EcoChain  Tool LCA  Report  and  EPD  generator
  21. 21. EcoChain  Tool LCA  Report  and  EPD  generator
  22. 22. EcoChain  Tool LCA  Report  and  EPD  generator
  23. 23. EcoChain  Tool Features  of  EcoChain  Tool • Licencee is  owner  and  user  of  the  tool • Easily  updated  -­‐ in  real  time – Accommodates  real-­‐time  changes  – evolving  picture – Removes  need  to  update  LCAs  or  EPDs  from  ground  up – Easy  tracking  of  year-­‐on-­‐year  progress,  for  benchmarking • Incorporate  upstream  suppliers’  unique  data • Consolidates  impacts  across  group  activities • Deep  understanding  of  impacts:  insights  into  improvements • Facilitates  communication  of  sustainability  credentials
  24. 24. How  EPDs  are  used Manufacturer EPD  is  created Calculation  tools Practice-­‐specific  catalogues TII  carbon calculator Directive  2014/52/EU S.I.  284  of  2016   National  Environmental  Database Strong  EPA  support EPDs  integral  to  ISO  14001 -­‐ Manufacturer -­‐ Contractor -­‐ Specifier Manufacturer  gets  a   competitive  advantage
  25. 25. EcoReview 2016 Summary EPDs  are: • Accurate  and  verified  environmental  data • Essential  currency  for  compliance  and  communication • Building  blocks  for  building/project  calculation  tools • Easily  obtainable • Vital  to  establish  National  Environmental  Database
  26. 26. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION Measuring Sustainability 087  258  9783