BRE and BREEAM recognise GreenTagCertTM EPDs

BRE and BREEAM recognise GreenTagCertTM EPDs

Date: 01.03.2013

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 Declarations.

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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