The latest LEED V4 standards call for increased building and finishing product transparency through Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
LCAs study the impact of a product on the environment from sourcing through manufacture, distribution, use, removal/disposal and renewal (through recycling or other means).
EPDs are individual product summaries, similar to nutrition labels on foods, that present a snapshot of key information gained from LCAs to allow designers and architects to clearly evaluate the sustainability of a particular product over its entire life cycle.
Together, these two tools help standardize sustainability reporting across industries, and make the process of choosing eco-responsible products simpler, smarter and more transparent.
Crossville adheres to LEED V4 Standards for LCA- and EPD-driven product transparency by providing this reporting on all of our sustainable tile products and solutions.