EN 15804:2012 provides core product category rules for all construction products and services. It provides a structure to ensure that all Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) of construction products, construction services and construction processes are derived, verified and presented in a harmonized way.
An EPD communicates verifiable, accurate, non-misleading environmental information for products and their applications, thereby supporting scientifically based, fair choices and stimulating the potential for market driven continuous environmental improvement.
EPD information is expressed in information modules, which allow easy organization and expression of data packages throughout the life cycle of the product. The approach requires that the underlying data should be consistent, reproducible and comparable.
This European Standard provides the means for developing a Type III environmental declaration of construction products and is part of a suite of standards that are intended to assess the sustainability of construction works.
This European standard provides core product category rules (PCR) for Type III environmental declarations for any construction product and construction service.
The core PCR:
For the EPD of construction services the same rules and requirements apply as for the EPD of construction products.
EN 15942 is applicable to all construction products and services related to buildings and construction works. It specifies and describes the communication format for the information defined in EN 15804 for business-to-business communication to ensure a common understanding through consistent communication of information.
NOTE This European Standard does not deal with business to consumer communication and is not intended for that purpose. Business to consumer communication format is planned to be the subject of a future document.
This Technical Report supports the development of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). It assists in using generic data according to the core product category rules (EN 15804) during the preparation of EPD of construction products, processes and services in a consistent way, and also in the application of generic data in the environmental performance assessment of buildings according to EN 15978. The requirements for the use of generic data are described in EN 15804.
This Technical Report provides general guidance to the users of EN 15804 and those preparing complementary Product Category Rules (c-PCR's) by: