Construction and design professionals can more easily find and use sustainable building materials with product-specific environmental product declarations (EPDs).
Some construction materials vendors are making such specific information readily available. For example, two flooring manufacturers, Tarkett, with a new product catalog, and Gerflor USA, with new product-specific environmental product declarations (EPDs), have addressed this need.
Gerflor has published product-specific EPDs for all of its commercial flooring brands including Mipolam, Taraflex, Taralay and Creation LVT. Product-specific EPDs allow architects and designers to more quickly and efficiently earn a LEED v4 credit in the Materials & Resources category, according to Gerflor.
Tarkett, in partnership with Sustainable Minds, has launched the SM Transparency Catalog. The catalog includes sustainability information on more than 850 Tarkett products. EPDs provide a comprehensive overview of a product’s environmental impact.