Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs): Specifying Sustainable Materials to Save the Planet
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Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) have been gaining fast recognition as the “gold standard” of product disclosures. We explore the inherent limitations of these tools, and discuss potential strategies for project teams to use EPDs for product specification.
- 1. Explain what an Environmental Product Declaration is, how it is developed, and what purpose it serves
- 2. Describe how to achieve MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-EPD in LEED v4
- 3. Perform LEED compliance calculations for MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-EPD
- 4. Identify the current limitations of making comparisons between products, and how these can be overcome
10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions
A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion