If you’re doing your research in terms of sustainability, be sure to look for information that has been verified by independent organisations. For building materials, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are very relevant sources. Read more about what you’ll find in an EPD or download the EPD for Rockpanel products.
With an EPD, it is important to check the following:
- Is it a 3rd party verified EPD? 3rd party verification means that the data collection, the LCA calculations and all declarations are done according to the standards. Only with a 3rd party verified EPD you can be sure the EPD is compliant with the standards.
- Is it a product specific or even factory specific EPD? There are EPDs covering a material group, or if they are manufacturer specific, covering several production sites. The more specific an EPD is, the better it is as it is truly representative for the product you use.
- Does the EPD cover all stages? Is it for example only a cradle to gate or does it also cover the use phase and end of life - a cradle to grave?
All this information can be found on the first page of the EPD.
The Rockpanel EPDs are 3rd party verified and specific for our production plant in Roermond. Our EPD also covers the different stages, from Product stage (A1-A3) via Construction stage (A4-A5) to Use stage (B1-B7) and End of Life Stage (C1-C4). Also the recycling is covered in D.