ITB EPD Program (established in 2004) provides the procedure for Environmental Product Declarations Type III (EPD) development (for construction products) in accordance to the requirements of PN EN ISO14025:2010 and PN-EN 15804:2013+A1. Every year program is updated to fit the new environmental standards and regulations.
Every year several new ITB EPDs support sustainable construction market. ITB EPD is a technical information that provides quantifiable environmental data for construction products with a specified technical function on the building level. Standard PN-EN 15804 defines the core rules for the creation of EPDs for construction products and materials. EPD enables to analyze the life cycle of products with regard to their environmental impacts and to display these analyses in a transparent and standardized way. ITB EPD has the highest quality proved by third party verification in accordance to ISO14025:2010 requirements.
ITB by this activity supports a formal process of EPD implementation on the Polish market and support construction industry in developing a strategy and accompany on the way to a verified and sustainable building products.
EPD Program is voluntary and cover all construction products as it is defined in Annex IV of the European Construction Products Regulation (No 305/2011, CPR) and open to all interested construction product manufacturers.
ITB cooperates with other EPD program operators via ECO-PLATFORM, http://www.eco-platform.org/) to coordinate efforts to assist industry sectors while reducing verification effort in different countries. ITB shall accept the core EPD based on ECO requirements.
For a detailed ITB EPD information about program procedures and related documents please visit EPD download section.
In this section for the transparency reasons all EPD ITB program documents are publicly available. ITB EPD documentation supplied, generated and used as part of the program procedure and are managed in accordance with the ITB’s data quality management system.
All rights to the listed documents are reserved.
Michałowski, B.; Marcinek, M.; Tomaszewska, J.; Czernik, S.; Piasecki, M.; Geryło, R.; Michalak, Buildings 2020, 10, 47. (dostęp otwarty)
"Ekologiczny, czyli jaki? Zharmonizowane zasady oceny środowiskowej wyrobów budowlanych", dr inż. M. Piasecki (ITB), Builder 2/2014 (dostęp płatny)
"Ocena właściwości środowiskowych wyrobów jako element oceny projektowanego budynku", dr inż. M. Piasecki (ITB), Rynek Instalacyjny 7-8/2014 (dostęp płatny)
"Added value of the European Core EPD", dr inż. M. Piasecki (ITB), World SB14 Barcelona Conference Proceedings
The manufacturer is EPD owner and has liability and responsibility for information declared in EPD.
All rights to the EPD documents are reserved to their respective owners.
This page contains answers to commonly asked questions about LCA, EPD and ITB program.
EPD (Environmental Product Declaration, type III) provides quantifiable environmental data to compare products that fulfill the same function. In order to create comparable EPDs, they must follow the same methodological rules (PN EN 15804) and guidelines called PCRs.
Standard PN-EN 15804 provides the core rules for the creation of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for building products and materials. ITB actively participated to the CEN TC 350 work (as a mirror group KT 307 of PKN) and translated this standard to polish language.
It is one of the most recognizable ways to communicate product’s environmental performance. In the future this environmental information will be a part of the product performance declaration based on Reg. 305/11 (CPR-Construction Product Regulation).
All construction products defined on the CPR basis.
ITB registered 11 EPDs and has new active EPD projects.
ITB is responsible for the national EPD Program, its scope and its procedures, including review, verification process and maintenance.
The scope of EPD Program is primarily Poland btw ITB can also create EPDs for other EU-28 countries.
Yes, ITB works with other program operators (via ECO-PLATFORM, http://www.eco-platform.org/) to coordinate efforts to assist industry sectors while reducing duplication of effort.
No, ITB does not charge any fees to develop, review, or publish PCR (for new product groups).
PCRs are developed through Technical Committee (TC). PCRs are directly based on PN EN 15804.
ITB staff will research all relevant PCRs from other program operators before developing a PCR. Any existing, relevant PCR will be reviewed. If the existing PCR is acceptable then ITB will use that PCR for verifying EPDs. If the existing PCR is not acceptable then the TC will provide a rationale for why it is not acceptable in the new PCR.
This process is under discussion between ECO Platform members. ITB believes in the final recognition btw basic verification and translation will be required.
Yes, ITB charges a fee to verify a manufacturer’s EPD. For fee information please contact Michał Piasecki firstname.lastname@example.org
It depends on how complex is production process. A typical project cost is 7000-8000EU.
The duration of the projects vary depending on process complexity, the number of sub-products, number of sites and input data involved. A typical project time is 3 months.
If producer is interested in EPD for his product then have to fill in the Contact Form (on page), which can be delivered also after contact with email@example.com or Michal Piasecki firstname.lastname@example.org. This will allow ITB to issue a formal EPD time and cost project proposal. On acceptance of the proposal of the quoted cost producer can be asked to sign agreement and then submit a more detailed LCI Data (special questionnaire) that will allow ITB to complete the LCA and further verification process
During the collecting inventory data process ITB will carry out the quality data audit to manufacturing site.
After successful process the report will be issued with EPD certificate signed by ITB director. At that point producer will then be permitted to use the ITB-EPD declaration in his commercial technical or promotional material. The certificate may be listed (on your request) on ITB web page.
LCA/EPD process is covered by confidentiality terms in agreement and the information producer provide in relation to the project is treated as confidential.
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