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06-10-2024
New Construction Product Regulation (CPR) requirements regarding environmental sustainability
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New Construction Product Regulation (CPR) requirements regarding environmental sustainability

The process of integrating new requirements regarding environmental sustainability into The Construction Product Regulation (CPR) has begun. The two product groups 'precast concrete products' and 'structural metallic products' are the forerunners, with other product groups of the CPR following*. Environmental sustainability will be integrated into the requirements of the CPR where an EPD according to EN 15804:A2 will be required in order to determine the essential characteristics to obtain CE mark.

06-10-2024
EU Green Claims Directive 2023 (GCD) - still in progress
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EU Green Claims Directive 2023 (GCD) - still in progress

Reliable, comparable and verifiable environmental labelling

06-10-2024
(complementary) Product Category Rules (PCR)
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(complementary) Product Category Rules (PCR)

Product Category Rules are rules that provide further instructions for a specific product group on how to complete the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Established methodologies, programs and international standards provide general guidance that promote consistent assessments.

06-10-2024
EU Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and Organization Environmental Footprint (OEF)
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EU Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and Organization Environmental Footprint (OEF)

Building the Single Market for Green Products: Facilitating better information on the environmental performance of products and organizations. The European Commission has proposed a harmonized European methodology of quantifying the environemntal impacts of products (both goods and services).

06-23-2024
Life Cycle Assessment
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Life Cycle Assessment

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a methodological tool used to quantitatively analyze the life cycle of a product (both goods and services) within the context of environmental impact. In LCA, the total life cycle of a product or activity is considered, from the extraction of resource materials, production, transportation to the waste and waste treatment stage, also referred to as from the cradle to the grave. For this purpose, specific calculation tools are being applied