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EPD 认证

了解产品在其生命周期的每个阶段的环境影响已成为购买和规格的关键驱动因素。通过 UL Solutions 认证的环境产品声明,使制造商能够以可靠、精简和普遍理解的方式进行披露。

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环境产品声明 (EPD) 定义

EPD 是一项由产品制造商编制的综合性的、国际统一的报告,以文件形式记录了某一产品在其整个生命周期中以何种方式对环境造成影响。UL Solutions 提供认证服务确认制造商完成的 EPD 中的所有信息是否准确。

符合 ISO 14025 标准的 EPD 的制定过程

UL Solutions 通过五个步骤制定符合国际标准化组织 (ISO) 14025 标准的环境产品声明。

  1. 查找合适的产品类别规则 (PCR)。 创建 EPD 的第一步是找到或创建一个适用于特定产品种类的 PCR。PCR 规定了创建生命周期评估 (LCA) 和 EPD 的计算和报告要求。  
  2. 进行并验证产品 LCA。 生命周期评估报告是一份记录产品整个生命周期内产生的环境影响的综合报告。产品的生命周期评估报告完成后,必须由独立的第三方进行验证,以确认其是否符合 PCR、ISO 14040 和 ISO 14044 中规定的要求。
  3. 编制 EPD。 EPD 展现了生命周期评估的结果以及其他有关产品性能和其他可持续性属性的信息。
  4. 验证 EPD。独立的第三方对 EPD 中提出的调查结果进行彻底的审查和核实。
  5. 注册 EPD。UL Solutions 注册并将 EPD 发布至其数据库中。  EPD 的有效期通常为五年。

EPD 认证的优势

UL Solutions 认证的 EPD 展示了制造商对可持续发展的承诺,同时也表明了制造商超越的意愿,所有这一切都是以透明和清晰的名义进行。EPD 还能帮助购买者更好地了解产品的可持续品质和环境影响。因此,经过认证的 EPD 为制造商提供了有价值的差异化工具,使客户能够做出更明智的购买决策。

为什么制造商选择 UL Solutions 进行 EPD 认证

UL Solutions 是一家 EPD 项目运营商,制定了全球第一个产品类别规则。UL Solutions 是权威的 EPD 认证机构和值得信赖的PCR制定机构。

What’s driving demand for EPDs

A verified EPD can help a manufacturer become a preferred supplier for designers, contractors, architects and other buyers while also helping satisfy investor and stakeholder requests. This growing demand can be attributed to several factors:

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Green building rating systems/schemes – Products with EPDs are awarded credits under several green building programs, including LEED, BREEAM and Green Globes.

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Public procurement – Having an EPD can give you a competitive advantage for green public procurement. EPDs can be used to show compliance with environmental criteria specified in bid or tendering documents.

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Regulations – In some areas , EPDs are required for specific products or applications. For example, in the U.S., some states (California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington) all have carbon reduction policies that require EPDs for specific building products.

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Sustainable development goals – EPDs can help you measure the impact of your products and optimize your processes.


Marketing – EPDs can help a manufacturer back up marketing claims about a product’s environmental performance.


Building - level lifecycle assessment (LCA) – As interest in the embodied carbon of buildings grows, building-level LCAs are starting to be required. EPDs provide product-specific performance data that can be used towards the creation of the whole building LCA.

Elements of an EPD

An environmental product declaration (EPD) transparently reports the lifecycle assessment of a product in a single, comprehensive report, which is verified by UL Solutions against the international ISO 14025 standard. The EPD provides information to buyers about a product’s impact on the environment, such as global warming potential, smog creation, ozone depletion and water pollution.

Elements of an EPD.

An EPD is a summary of the lifecycle assessment (LCA) for a product from material extraction to production, shipping, consumption and disposal. The LCA is developed according to Product Category Rules (PCRs) — product-specific calculation requirements and methodologies that helps ensure consistent data collection and analysis during LCA creation. Because of this, EPDs enable the comparison of environmental impacts of like products, providing increased transparency.

Why UL Solutions for EPD verifications?

  • UL Solutions is a leading ISO 14025 program operator for independent, third-party verification of EPDs.
  • Our verified EPDs are recognized and respected by buyers, building specifiers and purchasing organizations, allowing them to quickly review a product’s environmental impacts and utilize them in projects.
  • While we can produce EPDs for global markets, we also have mutual recognition agreements in place with several other EPD program operators, allowing a single-source provider experience and greater exposure for your products.
  • UL Solutions empowers both manufacturers and purchasers to transform their environmental stewardship into true market leadership. We support manufacturer and their customers in their drive to act in a more environmentally responsible way.
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The role of PCRs

Product Category Rules (PCRs) are a tool that define how the life cycle assessment (LCA) should be conducted.  ISO 14025 compliant EPDs summarize an LCA that was created following an applicable PCR.   PCRs already exist for a variety of product types, but in some cases a PCR must be created before you can move forward with an EPD certification project.

UL Solutions is a leader in Product Category Rule (PCR) creation, having led the development of PCRs for many industries, including sealants, hand dryers, tires, printers and cladding.

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