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EPD International Stakeholder Conference 2017

The 5th EPD International Stakeholder Conference took place in London, United Kingdom, on September 20th, 2017.

Location

WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane

London, United Kingdom

Date

Wednesday September 20th, 2017

The 5th EPD International Stakeholder Conference welcomed more than 50 participants from 12 countries. The year's presentations and panel discussions focused on two main themes:

Some key items that were discussed were:
The new version of the General Programme Instructions were officially launched.
The idea of “net of PCRs” was introduced for the food sector to increase coordination of methodological issues across PCRs. 
Some key items that were discussed were:
The new version of the General Programme Instructions were officially launched.
The idea of “net of PCRs” was introduced for the food sector to increase coordination of methodological issues across PCRs. 
Interesting EPD case studies were presented by companies such as Coop Italia, Barilla and BYK Chemie.
Important feedback was given on what the International EPD System should focus on going forward. Summarized by Massimo Marino, chairman of the Technical Committee, they were realiability, governance, harmonization between different systems and communication.
  • Machine-readable EPDs and their potential applications
  • International harmonization efforts for LCA-based declarations

The event also provided participants with the latest EPD news from the International EPD System, the UK, Europe and beyond. 

Presentations

Opening keynote: The growing global interest for LCA-based declarations and footprints

Sven-Olof Ryding, founder and senior advisor of the International EPD® System (Sweden)

Latest news from the International EPD® System Kristian Jelse, EPD International (Sweden)

The next generation: Version 3.0 of the General Programme Instructions

Maurizio Fieschi, Studio Fieschi & soci (Italy)

Use of EPDs in building certification schemes – today and in the future Rachel Cakebreak, WSP (UK) replacing Gareth Sammons
Integrated international communication of EPD data - by WG International open Data Network for Sustainable building Tanja Brockmann, Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (Germany)

Bridging EPD and BIM

Trine Dyrstad Petterssen, Construction Products Norway (Norway)

Implementation of EPD in Latin America: progress made and work to be done Claudia Peña, ADDERE (Chile)
Finalization of the PEF pilot phase Elin Eriksson, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (Sweden)

European EPD in the construction sector – an industry organises itself

Jane Anderson, thinkstep (UK) replacing Eva Schmincke

Photos

Rachel Cakebread

Panel discussion

Discussions2

Tanja Brockmann

Discussions

Photos by Sebastian Welling, Robbie Epsom and Kristian Jelse.