Posts Tagged ‘ Environmental Product Declaration ’

What Is Emergy? And What Does It Have to Do With Homebuilding?

Oct 4th, 2023

While the word ‘emergy’ might raise a red flag for most spell-check systems, it isn’t a typo. Rather, it’s an analysis theory that provides an energy-related base for assessing the properties of “products and services of social, economic and ecological compound systems,” say researchers from the Institute of Economics and Management, Shanghai University of Electric […]

AAMA, thinkstep to Work Together on Sustainability Issues

Feb 19th, 2016

The glass and fenestration industries have grappled with the implications of product category rules (PCRs), life cycle assessments (LCAs) and environmental product declarations (EPDs) for several years now. But a big question remains – how do they affect the bottom line? To answer that, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is getting help from outside […]

WDMA Seeks to Validate EPDs

May 1st, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has submitted a formal application for accreditation as a certification body that verify/validate Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for accreditation by the American National StandardsInstitute (ANSI) for its Hallmark Certification Program. Certification bodies seeking to be accredited by ANSI to conduct validation/verification of EPD are required to comply with […]

IgCC Debates EPDs During This Week’s Code Hearings

May 1st, 2014

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) have seen a lot of discussion of late within the architectural glass industry. An EPD for glass was recently published and one will soon be available for windows. Likewise, EPDs were also on the agenda this week during the International Code Councils’ ongoing code hearings taking place in Memphis for the […]

As Window EPD Nears, LEED and Green Globes Focus More on Products

Mar 14th, 2014

Just as work on an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for windows gets set to reach an important milestone and the broader certification landscape continues to evolve, both LEED and the newer Green Globes programs are increasingly reflecting the trend of greater attention on individual products, say some experts.