Environmental Impact Assessment of a Construction Project Using Environmental Product Declarations (EDPs) for Sustainable Design

Université Laval
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In Progress
Project contact is Pierre Blanchet at Université Laval
EPDs are sometimes generic, that is to say they provide sectoral information, or specific information. In the latter case, they provide information specific to the production of a single company. EPDs can provide information based on a life cycle analysis 1- from cradle to grave, 2- from cradle to factory gate or 3- from factory gate to door of the factory. This situation makes the selection of materials approximate in a context of reducing the environmental footprint of buildings. The project will aim to analyze a strictly EPD-based environmental design with a life cycle analysis. This exercise will identify the strengths and weaknesses of the EPD approach in design.
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