An EPD, Environmental Product Declaration, is a document that communicates the environmental impact of a product through its lifecycle. The EPD is standardised, verified and transparent, providing data on the environmental impacts of a product over its lifetime. It’s a way for manufacturers to show their commitment to environmentally responsible products and transparency; and a way for specifiers to compare and choose the most sustainable product for their buildings. EPDs can contribute to achieving credits in certification schemes, like HPI, LEED and BREEAM.
In Ireland, we have the EPD programme called EPD Ireland, run by the Irish Green Building council, which enables Irish manufacturers to publish declarations on their products. Find out more at