Logo der ECO PlatformAbout ECO Platform

The ECO Plat­form is an umbrel­la organ­i­sa­tion of var­i­ous nation­al EPD Pro­gramme Hold­ers in Europe that advo­cates cross-bor­der recog­ni­tion of Euro­pean Core EPDs accord­ing to EN 15804 and their imple­men­ta­tion. The IBU is the ini­tia­tor and found­ing mem­ber of the ECO Plat­form, which was found­ed in the sum­mer of 2013.

On 16 Octo­ber 2014, at the first offi­cial Gen­er­al Con­fer­ence of the ECO Plat­form in Brus­sels, the launch of a new EPD label was announced. The EPD label sym­bol­i­cal­ly rep­re­sents com­mon min­i­mum stan­dards regard­ing qual­i­ty man­age­ment and ver­i­fi­ca­tion pro­ce­dures devel­oped by the ECO Plat­form. By now, more than a dozen EPD pro­gramem own­ers have been audit­ed and approved with their EPD pro­grammes. In addi­tion, sev­er­al build­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion sys­tems, life cycle assess­ment ser­vice providers and indus­try asso­ci­a­tions of the con­struc­tion prod­ucts indus­try are mem­bers and supporters.

Das EPD-Logo der ECO Platform The EPD label also stands for the par­tic­u­lar qual­i­ty of the ver­i­fied life cycle assess­ment data – so that there will be a pool of Euro­pean EPDs accord­ing to EN 15804. This agree­ment is the pre­req­ui­site for future cross-bor­der recog­ni­tion of EPDs with­in Europe.

In the course of announc­ing the intro­duc­tion of the new EPD label, the first “ECO EPDs” were award­ed to man­u­fac­tur­ers and asso­ci­a­tions of the dif­fer­ent pro­grammes. Among them were sev­er­al mem­bers of IBU.

In the future, every “ECO-EPD“ will be list­ed on the offi­cial web­site of the ECO Plat­form (www.eco-platform.org) if desired by the dec­la­ra­tion own­er.  “ECO Plat­form EPD EN 15804 VERIFIED™ is a trade mark reg­is­tered by ECO Plat­form. The ECO Plat­form EPD logo will only be dis­played in ECO Plat­form EPD doc­u­ments togeth­er with the logo of the pro­gramme oper­a­tor and the ECO Plat­form EPD ref­er­ence number.”

Con­tact for ECO EPDs and reg­is­tra­tion on www.eco-platform.org: Nora Pankow, IBU

 

News from the ECO Platform

Below we pro­vide the lat­est newslet­ters of the ECO Plat­form as a PDF file for down­load. Select­ed mes­sages can also be found under News.

News March 2018

News Decem­ber 2017

News Sep­tem­ber 2017

News June 2017