11 Oct '11, 4am

GreenBuild 2011: Report from Toronto (Part 1 of a series):

GreenBuild 2011: Report from Toronto (Part 1 of a series):

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs): Ushering in a new wave of manufacturer transparency, an EPD is a complete lifecycle assessment (LCA) of any material, product or even a system. It goes beyond a mere Material Safety and Data Sheet (MSDS) and provides the full picture of the impacts, risks and environmental responsibility. It is no surprise that carpet maker InterfaceFLOR (http://www.interfaceflor.com/epd/ ) would be leading the charge on the EPD movement given their long history and commitment to sustainability. Expect most other manufacturers to follow suit, if only out of fear of being left behind. In 2009, UL (the safety company famous for ensuring our electrical devices won’t start a fire) spun off a subsidiary called UL Environment , who is pioneering an EPD program for manufacturers. Much of the buzz on the show floor was about the possibilities of manufactu...

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Recap: 10th Annual Greenbuild in Toronto

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