29 Aug '15, 1am

How EPDs are improving our products: a manufacturer’s perspective

How EPDs Are Improving Our Products: A Manufacturer’s Perspective Some manufacturers wonder if EPDs are worth the effort. Yes—and the business case is stronger than the marketing case. By Andrée Iffrig Andrée Iffrig, leader of sustainability, DIRTT Environmental Solutions Photo: Andrée Iffrig The debate in green building circles over the value of environmental product declarations (EPDs) may not be adding to global warming, but it definitely has been heated. Supporters argue EPDs serve as a sustainability benchmark; opponents decry them as lacking substance, especially about material hazards. It’s safe to say a single type of product declaration covering a wide gamut of concerns is untenable. But our company, DIRTT, sees the business and environmental value of EPDs and has been actively pursuing EPDs and conducting the associated life-cycle assessments (LCAs). As a manufac...

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