Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) certification is available to producers of manufactured goods, input material manufacturers, and electricity providers.
To be certified, your product must perform equal to or better in every category of potential environmental impact than other products serving the same function, with no environmental trade-offs. This performance addresses every stage of the product life cycle from raw material extraction and processing through manufacturing, use, and final disposition.
SCS uses the most advanced life cycle assessment (LCA) protocols, now described in a new draft standard undergoing finalization in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process, to make its EPP determinations.
SCS provides a number of additional services that are complementary to EPP certification, including production of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), life cycle assessment studies (LCA), and Whole Building LCAs. In addition, we are happy to bundle your EPP certification with specific environmental claims to respond to your customers' specifications.