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Environmental Product Declarations (EPD’s)

An EPD is a tool used to report the environmental impacts of products over a given period of time (specific life cycle). EPDs are internationally recognized and are standardized.

EPDs can contribute to LEED v4 and v4.1 points in the Building Product Disclosure and Optimization (BPDO) — Environmental Product Declaration category. In LEED v4, an EPD is worth half a product; in LEED v4.1, it is worth one product. This category is to encourage and reward project teams that use products and materials for which life cycle information is available.

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA)

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has recently completed, together with its’ member companies, a multiyear effort to develop EPD’s for asphalt roofing systems. These documents provide information that building and construction professionals can use to support environmental aspects of roof systems as part of sustainable building projects and better understand their impact over time. These EPD’s are in accordance with ISO 14025 and rely on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

Six (6) new industry-generic (industry-wide) ARMA EPD’s are now available for low-slope SBS- and APP-modified bitumen systems adhered by various methods and for built-up (hot asphalt adhered) roofing systems.

APP-Modified Bitumen Roofing Membrane
Built-Up Asphalt Roofing Membrane
SBS-Modified Bitumen Roofing Membrane: Cold Adhesive
SBS-Modified Bitumen Roofing Membrane: Hot Asphalt
SBS-Modified Bitumen Roofing Membrane: Torch Applied
SBS-Modified Bitumen Roofing Membrane: Self Adhered

For more information about ARMA and its’ initiatives, visit: asphaltroofing.org.

Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA)

PIMA’s industry-wide EPDs are a comprehensive analysis of the cradle-to-grave impact of polyiso roof and wall products. This analysis was conducted by a third party in accordance with ISO 14025. The analysis includes environmental impacts of supply and transportation of raw materials, as well as the manufacture, transport, installation, replacement and end-of-life disposal of polyiso products. These documents also report the energy-saving benefits of using polyiso. Primary data from Canadian and U.S. PIMA member manufacturers was collected for the reference year of 2017 by the EPD program operator, NSF.

EPDs can contribute to LEED v4 and v4.1 points in the Building Product Disclosure and Optimization (BPDO) — Environmental Product Declaration category. In LEED v4, an EPD is worth half a product; in LEED v4.1, it is worth one product. This category is to encourage and reward project teams that use products and materials for which life cycle information is available.

Three new industry-wide PIMA EPDs are now available for roof, wall and HD cover board polyiso products.

Polyiso Roof Insulation Boards
Polyiso Wall Insulation Boards
Polyiso High-Density Roof Cover Boards

For more information about PIMA and its initiatives, visit: polyiso.org.

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