Environmental Product Declaration

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a standardised (and verified) way of showing the environmental impacts of a product. These impacts are based on the consumption of raw materials, energy usage, waste generation and emissions over the full life-cycle. An EPD includes a carbon footprint alongside other environmental indicators.
 
Background

These Wood Solutions EPDs are authored by the Timber Development Association and thinkstep, and have been independently verified by Catalyst. The EPD program operator is The Australasian EPD Programme Ltd.

Softwood

This Environmental Product Declaration presents the average performance of sawn timber from Australian grown softwood processed in Australia by members of Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA). It recognises the importance of transparency by providing information on the raw materials, production and environmental impacts of Australian softwood. This sector EPD covers Australian-produced "sawn hardwood timber / lumber” for consistency with International EPD System terminology.

The document complies with the requirements for an industry-wide EPD under the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) Green Star rating system.

Included in this EPD are:

  1. Rough-sawn, kiln-dried softwood
  2. Dressed, kiln-dried softwood

(Courtesy of woodsolutions.com.au)

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Hardwood

This Environmental Product Declaration presents the average performance of sawn timber from Australian grown hardwood processed in Australia by members of Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA). It recognises the importance of transparency by providing information on the raw materials, production and environmental impacts of Australian hardwood. This sector EPD covers Australian-produced "sawn hardwood timber / lumber” for consistency with International EPD System terminology.

Included in this EPD are:

  1. Rough-sawn, kiln-dried hardwood
  2. Dressed, kiln-dried hardwood
  3. Rough-sawn, green hardwood
  4. Dressed, green hardwood

(Courtesy of woodsolutions.com.au)

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