To implement the effective use of EPDs, an expert stakeholder group, facilitated by Architecture 2030 and CannonDesign, has developed an open-standard EPD Quicksheet. Created by and for designers and engineers, the EPD Quicksheet aims to simplify the process of reading, comprehending, and using EPDs, increase transparency in the building products industry, and support building professionals in achieving 2030 Challenge for Products goals.
At the root of every exceptional building are the right materials. Whether looking to meet the goals of the 2030 Challenge for Embodied Carbon or simply wanting to make the best, most informed materials selections, designers need to understand Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Changes in AIA focus and LEED criteria, as well as shifting trends in the design and manufacturing fields, are resulting in a flood of dense, complex EPDs into the market. To implement their effective use, an expert stakeholder group facilitated by Architecture 2030 and CannonDesign developed an open-standard EPD Quicksheet. Created by and for designers and engineers, the EPD Quicksheet aims to distill the EPD information relevant to design practice, highlight when products can be quantitatively compared, and support practitioners in making informed selections when specifying building materials.