Environmental Product Declarations

What is an EPD?

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a comprehensive, internationally-harmonized, verified document that reports the ways in which a product affects the environment throughout its lifecycle. Similar to, but far more robust than, the concept of a “nutrition label,” an EPD tells the complete sustainability story of a product in a single, written report.

Typically, an EPD will include information about a product’s impact on global warming, ozone depletion, water pollution, ozone creation, and greenhouse gas emissions. An EPD can also include other impacts that are of particular interest to the discloser, such as human toxicity risk and corporate social responsibility.

EPDs act as neither product ratings nor ecolabels; rather, they help architects, designers, specifiers, and other purchasers better understand a product’s sustainable qualities and environmental repercussions. As such, EPDs equip manufacturers with a valuable tool for differentiation and empower customers to make more informed purchasing decisions.

Which Knauf Insulation products have EPDs?

View Knauf Insulations’ extensive listing of products with environmental certifications and material disclosures in the Sustainable Minds’ Transparency Catalog.