Architects and specifiers now have access to comparable, third-party verified environmental performance declarations for over 400 products from UK manufacturer Tobermore
Manufacturer Tobermore can accurately demonstrate the environmental impact of over 400 paving, walling and kerb products.
The move follows a rigorous Life Cycle Assessment by the firm.
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a document that lays out the environmental performance of a construction product over time.
EPDs allow architects to compare the environmental impact of different products and make informed decisions about which to specify for a project.
Having an EPD for the products used in a construction project earns credits towards sustainability assessments such as BREEAM and LEED.
Tobermore EPDs are valid until 2027 and are based on ISO standards (ISO 14025 and EN 15804+A2).
The company says it will be using the data from its EPD assessments to reduce the impact of its products and deliver ever-more sustainable options for the industry.
Tobermore is committed to delivering comparable, objective and third-party verified data that shows the impartial environmental performance of its products and services.
'This is a significant milestone for us,' says David Henderson, managing director and owner of Tobermore. 'We have also identified areas for improvement and have already rolled out carbon reducing initiatives. For us, sustainability is all about continuous improvement.'
Tobermore has invested heavily in renewable energy solutions. It has its own wind turbine and 1,250 solar panels, which power its operations.
The manufacturer has achieved the BES 6001 accreditation for the responsible sourcing of construction products, sends zero waste to landfill and uses 100 per cent recycled packaging.
Find more on Tobermore EPDs at tobermore.co.uk/EPDs
For more information and technical support, visit tobermore.co.uk/professional
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