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What’s an EPD? Environmental Product Declaration FAQs

We answer FAQs on EPDs, which allow manufacturers to disclose a product’s carbon footprint and other impacts.

Though intended to promote material transparency, environmental product declarations (EPDs) are complex documents that can be anything but clear (see The Product Transparency Movement: Peeking Behind the Corporate Veil) to most architects and other building professionals.

We’ve put together this FAQ to introduce the basics.

Published August 3, 2015