Have you tried to understand the carbon footprint of a material or product and been frustrated not knowing which data to use? Tried to compare the environmental performance of similar products and been unable to find an apples-to-apples comparison? These challenges and others are driving the development of Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) standards that integrate a comprehensive assessment of full lifecycle environmental impacts to enable reporting of the "environmental footprint" of a material or product. Follow the link for more information.
EPDs and PCRs: Developing environmental footprint standards