Tobermore Publish Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)

Tobermore Publish Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)

Leading paving and walling manufacturer Tobermore has beaten competition to publish Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for their entire product range.

Tobermore is proud to be first to market in publishing EPDs for their paving, walling and kerb products. Following a rigorous Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Tobermore can accurately demonstrate the environmental impact of over 400 products.

What are EPDs?

An EPD is a document that lays out the environmental performance or impact of a construction product or material over time.

EPDs allow architects to compare the environmental impact of different products and make informed decisions about which to specify for their project.

Using the data from an EPD assessment, Tobermore can reduce the impact of their products and deliver ever-more sustainable options for the industry.

Tobermore EPDs are valid until 2027 and are based on ISO standards (ISO 14025 and EN 15804+A2.).

Key Benefits to Tobermore Customers

By investing in EPDs, Tobermore pledges to report comparable, objective and third-party verified data that show the impartial environmental performance of their products and services. Having an EPD for the products used in a project can help specifiers achieve accreditation in certification schemes, such as LEED, BREEAM and others.

✔️ Make sustainable product decisions using EPDs.
✔️ Verified environmental performance data with no greenwashing.
✔️ Partner with a supplier that is transparent about the environmental impact of their products.
✔️ Earn credits towards BREEAM and LEED certifications.
✔️ Work with a manufacturer that aligns with your carbon targets.
✔️ Responsible procurement via a supply chain partner with a strategic focus on sustainability.

How an EPD is created

An EPD is created in five stages:

1. Data is collected, including raw material, resource consumption and waste data for each product.
2. A lifecycle assessment is conducted.
3. Background information is collected for the report, giving details about the methodology used for the assessment, any assumptions made and the standards that have been adhered to.
4. Third-party verification is carried out by an independent verifier, to ensure impartiality, reliability and accuracy.
5. The EPD is published into the public domain.

The key factor is third-party verification of the EPD, which is a core part of the international standard that defines EPDs: ISO14025.

At Tobermore, all EPD certificates are verified by an approved independent verifier before being registered and published on the Irish Green Building Council EPD Portal.

Investing heavily in renewable energy solutions, Tobermore has its own wind turbine and 1,250 solar panels which power its operations. The responsible manufacturer achieved the BES 6001 accreditation for the responsible sourcing of construction products. In addition, Tobermore sends zero waste to landfill and use 100% recycled packaging. For more information on sustainability at Tobermore click here.

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