Webinar – ISO 21930 | Implementing the 2017 version

10/10/2017 – On Tuesday, October 10, Doug Mazeffa (Sherwin-Williams) gave an overview of the updates within the new 2017 version of ISO 21930 and addresses the impacts this may have on your Type III environmental declarations (EPDs and SM Transparency Reports) and product category rules (PCRs).

ISO 21930:2017 (Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works — Core rules for environmental product declarations of construction products and services) is a complement to ISO 14025 and provides the principles, specifications and requirements to develop a Type III environmental declaration for construction products and services, construction elements and integrated technical systems used in any type of construction works. The technical revisions to ISO 21930 are based on industry best practices and include:

  • Guidance on sub-category PCRs
  • Industry-wide EPD development
  • Data and quality requirements for LCAs
  • New accounting and reporting for biogenic carbon, carbonation, radioactive waste, volatile organic compounds (VOC) and product emissions to air, soil and water

For sectors within the building industry that currently have PCRs and EPDs, adoption of the new ISO 21930 rules will pose some challenges as the new rules represent a substantial shift from prior iterations. Sectors within the building industry that do not have PCRs and EPDs, but are considering creating these leadership documents, will find more detailed guidance in the 2017 version; however, the new rigorous rules may also represent a challenge for those not as familiar with life cycle concepts.

It is important that the building industry is aware of these changes so it may take the necessary steps to maintain or create environmental leadership credentials.

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We invite all participants in the product transparency process to watch the webinar replay and encourage you to be a proponent of simplification and standardization to deliver more useful and valuable environmental reporting tools.