SDG15: Restore ecosystems and conserve biodiversity
SDG14: Protection of seas and oceans
SDG13: Climate action
SDG12: Sustainable consumption and production
SDG9: Innovation and sustainable infrastructure
SDG7: Renewable and affordable energy
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DUBO certificate
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Environmental Product Declaration
Life cycle analysis
Environmental cost indicator
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Your environmental impact, our methods of care.

Environmental gain is one of the most important drivers today. Materials are becoming scarcer and there is a growing sense of urgency about the environmental damage caused by our human actions. Both clients and contractors in the construction and real estate sector are keen to apply sustainable and circular solutions and have high ambitions in this area.

The main challenge is to demonstrate in a uniform way what reductions are possible to achieve these goals.

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a standardized way to quantify and communicate a product's environmental performance in a comparable way. EPDs are based on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a method of determining the environmental impact of a product throughout its life cycle, that is, from extraction of raw materials, production, transportation, use to disposal.
The LCA shows where costs can be saved by identifying and improving inefficiencies in the product, the process and in the chain.

Quick insight into the sustainability performance of your product

The NIBE EPD tool is a reliable and versatile application that allows you to get started right away to easily and quickly calculate the environmental impact of your product, compare its sustainability performance and identify and improve inefficiencies in the chain. 

Whether you want to make a project-specific calculation or calculate the environmental impact of your entire product portfolio, NIBE's EPD tool is a ready-to-use solution with LCA building blocks predefined by independent experts. 

With the NIBE EPD tool, your results are up-to-date and comply with the current European standard EN 15804 and the Dutch Determination Method Environmental Performance of Buildings. 

Why an EPD?

  • Insight to further improve the environmental impact of a product (center of gravity analysis)
  • Scientifically quantified substantiation
  • Burden of proof for tenders
  • Proof of sustainability
  • Marketing purposes
  • Comparison with competitors
  • Inclusion in the National Environmental Database

An EPD can be used in sustainable procurement, building calculation software, green building certification systems, and it is also ideal for communicating to customers and other stakeholders.

  • An EPD is issued to a manufacturer and is verified by an independent assessor.
  • An EPD is generally valid for 5 years.
  • An EPD can be prepared for a particular product, an average product or for members of a trade association. 

European legislation is aimed at requiring all products to have a (reviewed) EPD in the near future. EPD legislation will be harmonized across the EU with local differences in how EPDs are used.

Product environmental information clearly displayed

Product Categy Rules (PCR)

Is a PCR - set of requirements and guidelines - available for drawing up the Environmental Product Declaration?

Chain analysis

The entire life cycle - from extraction of raw materials to waste processing - is mapped out.

Clear overview

The results are clearly displayed in an Environmental Product Declaration

Independent review

Verification of the EPD by an independent third party

Available to all

Finally, register the verified EPD in the Nationale Milieudatabase

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