In this day and age of crowded eco-labels and competing claims, specifiers need reliable, third-party verified, life-cycle based product data to assess the environmental impacts of their material selections. EPDs provide this information, but specifiers rarely have time to read and understand a full EPD. The EPD Transparency Brief fulfills the need for in-depth and verified environmental information in an easy to understand two-page format.
The EPD Transparency Brief is a two-page summary of the most critical data presented in an EPD, published and third-party verified by UL Environment. The EPD Transparency Brief is a standardized format that will report product ingredients, life-cycle environmental impacts, recycled content, water and energy usage, end-of-life management, and product certifications. In other words, this is one concise document with our favorite nuggets of EPD data, including carbon footprint, water footprint, and product ingredients.
The EPD Transparency Brief reconciles the tension between the demand for third-party verified, life cycle based environmental impact data and the time constraints of those who desire this information, and brings us one step closer to the ideal of a Nutrition Facts approach for assessing products’ ingredients and environmental impacts. Specifiers can quickly and easily review the data in an EPD Transparency Brief, and compare impacts within a Product Category with confidence in the 3rd party verified data.