USGBC, UL team up to boost building product transparency
Environmental Product Declaration initiative will quantify environmental impacts
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Underwriter Laboratories (UL) have formed a strategic partnership centered on building product transparency and occupant health and safety. The partners will roll out several targeted initiatives focused on increasing disclosure, awareness and transparency of building product composition and the manufacturing processes. The first initiative is the creation of a joint Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). EPDs are a standardized way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product or system.