An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for building materials can earn your products valuable credits within the LEED rating system and meet a growing number of procurement requirements for governments and industry. Our EPDs satisfy all of the requirements of Product Category Rules (PCR) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and follow international standards, including ISO 14044, ISO 14025, and ISO 21930 for building products.
The reliability, transparency, and quality of Environmental Product Declarations are determined by three things: the scope of assessment required by the applicable PCR; the rigor of the LCA performed, and the quality of the EPD report. SCS is recognized as an Eligible EPD Program Operator under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Choose a Product Category Rule (PCR)
PCRs exist for many product groups. We will work with you to find the PCR that is most relevant to your product. If a relevant PCR does not exist, we offer PCR development services.
We work with you to identify the right scope for the LCA to ensure that the EPD will represent your range of products through an efficient and cost effective scope.
Perform Life Cycle Assessment
We conduct the LCA on your product based on information provided in the Data Request Form. If you have already completed an LCA for your product, we verify the LCA and it is updated as needed to ensure that it meets ISO 14044 and the PCR requirements.
The SCS life cycle team will prepare an EPD compliant with the PCR, incorporating the results of the LCA and any other information required in a market-ready format. Your feedback on the EPD is included in the EPD preparation.
Consistent with the requirements of ISO 14025, the EPD will be reviewed and verified by an external, fully independent team.
Once the EPD is completed and verified, SCS will publish the EPD and add it to the SCS Green Products Database.
SCS “Turnkey” LCA/EPD Solution