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Learn the basics: the 'what', 'why' and 'how' of an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).


Similar to a nutrition label, an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) allows purchasing managers and consumers to fairly assess different products. 

Whether it is to support your tender, meet the standard for supplier evaluations or provide a service to architects and planners, EPDs based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) are becoming more widely used. An MoU to jointly develop an EPD Scheme for Australia and New Zealand has recently been signed. 

In 45 minutes managers in the areas of Environment, Communication, Marketing and Product Development will learn the basics: the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). Emphasis will be on an industry example showcasing the business case and the ‘why’. 

There’s no charge for this interactive webinar. 

Date & Time 
5 September 2013 
3.00 – 3.45pm NZST/ 1.00 – 1.45pm AEST 

Webinar objectives include:
  • Learn how EPDs can give your businesses the advantage
  • Understand what is needed to create an EPD including how to leverage the right environmental data
  • Understand the basic steps that form the basis of an EPD
  • Learn where an EPD fits in the context of international labelling standards
  • Hear the latest news about the development of an EPD Scheme for Australasia

Who will benefit?
  • Environment and Sustainability Managers
  • Research and Development
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Procurement
  • Product and Material Manufacturers
  • Architects, Engineers and Developers

Hear from the experts: 

Dr. David Dowdell, Principal Scientist – Sustainability at BRANZ, will discuss the use of EPDs in international rating tools and how they fit with holistic assessments of buildings. 

Aidan Mullan, Sustainability and Lean Manager at Interface, will provide an industry perspective on the drivers and reasons for developing EPDs for all Interface products. 

Dr. Barbara Nebel of PE INTERNATIONAL and the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ) will provide an overview of EPDs and the recently signed MoU. 


Registration 
There’s no charge for this 45 minute webinar. It’s online and all you need is your web browser and an internet connection. Please sign up for this free session: 
  
REGISTER HERE