EPD Process Certification
General Programme Instructions (GPI) Certification for the International EPD System
Managed by EnvironDec, the International EPD System is the most recognized global program for Type III Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) in accordance with ISO 14025, ISO 14040/14044, and EN 15804. Epsten Group, Inc. is one of only six ISO 17065 accredited companies who can certify your internal EPD process against the GPI and earn Type III EPD verification for your products. To read more about the scope of the program, visit EnvironDec’s website.
Does GPI certification make sense for my organization? In our experience, companies who conduct Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) which are input into five (5) or more EPDs would find GPI certification a more cost-effective approach.
How does GPI certification work? Epsten Group, Inc. will assess your organization’s internal LCA and EPD process against the GPI process to verify that your organizations life cycle assessment processes and procedures follow those outlined by EnvironDec. Upon completion of the Certification Assessment, your organization will be able to use the EG EPD logo on your EPD documentation to demonstrate a Type III EPD. Every year Epsten Group will assess your process to maintain certification. EPDs for product that are conducted under an EPD Process certification are also eligible to be published on the International EPD System website.
EPD Process Verification means your product will count as one (1) whole product under the LEED v4 and one and a half (1.5) products under the LEED v4.1 Materials and Resources Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations credits as an externally reviewed Product-specific Type III EPD.
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