An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a transparent, objective report that transparently communicates what a product is made of and how it impacts the environment across its life cycle. Life cycle is based on ISO 14040 standard and a Type III Environmental Product Declaration is compliant with ISO 14025 standard and third party verified. An EPD is utilized by specifiers to better understand environmental impacts of a product and to comply with various requirements in building rating systems, such as Green Globes® and LEED®.
The resilient flooring industry average Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are ISO 14025 Type III, third-party certified and report the industry average data for six product types. These lifecycle assessments follow the Product Category Rules (PCR) for Building Related Products and Services – UL 10010.