BRE and BREEAM recognise GreenTagCertTM EPDs
The British Research Establishment (BRE) that operates the
British Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method
(BREEAM) green building rating tool system has recently recognised
the Global GreenTagCertTM Environmental Product
Declaration (EPD) program.
With over 200,000 buildings certified and around a million
registered for assessment in the UK and over 40 other countries
since it was first launched in 1990 BREEAM is the largest green
building rating tool system globally in terms of the greatest
number of certified projects.
It has 3 kinds of tools, UK centric tools, BREEAM Gulf (Middle
East) and BREEAM international bespoke tools for other countries
who wish to develop their systems based on BREEAM.
BREEAM has a variety of credits relevant to GreenTag because of
its LCA and Third Party Certification basis.
Mat 01 Life cycle impacts
ISO 14040 compliant LCA assessment of materials recognise and
encourage the use of construction materials with a low
environmental impact (including embodied carbon) over the full life
cycle of the building. Further credit points (up to a total of 3)
are available for ISO 14025 compliant Environmental Product
Mat 5 - Responsible Sourcing of Materials
Up to 4 credit points are available for responsible sourcing.
This is demonstrated through auditable third party certification
schemes such as GreenTag.
BREEAM now formally recognises the GreenTag EPD Program and its
EPDs for these credits.
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