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Environmental Product Declaration 101 On Demand Webinar

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This webinar reviews the critical aspects of the product transparency movement, specifically Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) labels. A summary of how to begin the process of developing LCA and EPDs and why they are important. The basics…the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) are presented and the essence of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) – the terms, standards, and basic steps are explored.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of critical aspects of the product transparency movement, specifically Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) labels
  • Understand the basic steps in LCA of a product and the resulting environmental impact measures that ultimately form the basis of an EPD
  • Learn where an EPD fits in the context of international labeling standards
  • Become familiar with the process of developing an EPD and the related Product Category Rules (PCR)
  • Gain an understanding of the reasons for undertaking LCA and EPD development, and how the labels may be used

 

Agenda

  • Putting labels in perspective
  • Why Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)?
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) overview
  • Why is it important
  • Steps and environmental performance measures
  • EPD – the HOW question
  • Process
  • Kinds of EPD and contents
  • Key definitions and distinctions
  • The bottom line for industry

 

Presenter:

 

Wayne Trusty, Wayne B. Trusty & Associates Limited

Wayne Trusty has more than 40 years of consulting experience on a wide spectrum of subjects including the environment, resource economics, water resources, transportation, energy policy, and regional development. He has served as economic advisor on several large projects and has appeared as an expert witness before regulatory bodies in Canada and the United States. Wayne is an Adjunct Associate Professor on the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design, a former member of the board of the Green Building Initiative, Chair of the Technical Committee established in the U.S. to take the Green Globes rating system through an American National Standards Institute process, chair of the ASTM working group to establish a standard practice for whole building LCA, and a consultant on various aspects of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

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