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EPD - Environmental Product Declaration
EPDs - What are they?
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a comprehensive report created to internationally agreed standards (e.g. ISO 14025, EN 15804, etc.) which documents the ways in which a product affects the environment throughout its life cycle.

Typically an EPD will include information about a product’s impact on categories as the global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions, the ozone depletion, the natural resources depletion, the eutrophication (abnormal growth of aquatic organisms, such as algae, which causes the depletion of aquatic fauna), the acidification due to pollutants, which causes for ex the acid rain.

In the construction sector, EPDs help architects, designers, contractors and other purchasers to better understand a product’s sustainable credentials and environmental impact.

As a result, EPDs allow customers to make more informed purchasing decisions on the basis of a transparent, measured and certified information.
EPDs - What's the issue?
Many industry sectors and the construction industry in particular are subject to increasing demands to improve and demonstrate the sustainability credentials of their products.

Certification organizations such as LEED (the United States’ Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), BREEAM (the UK’s Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), DGNB (the German Sustainable Building Council), and HQE (the French High Environmental Quality certification), and have started to implement sustainability criteria, mostly for buildings, but also defining specific construction product requirements based on life cycle analyses, eco-balances and emissions.

In addition, architects and green procurement bodies (the GPP, Green Public Procurement, is now mandatory in some countries of EU, Italy included) are demanding products that meet international sustainability standards. Furthermore, the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011 of the European Parliament and European Council has included the requirement for ‘Sustainability’, and Belgium and France have national legislation requiring EPDs for construction products with an environmental claim.

Our industry is faced with growing demands for information about its products to prove they meet the requirements of sustainable construction projects. The demand is increasing even though the impact of a Mapei product in terms of the raw material and energy consumption related to the building as a whole may be negligible.
The best way to demonstrate the environmental credentials of a product is through so-called Environmental Product Declarations
Our standard EPDs
Mapelastic, Mapelastic Smart, Mapelastic Foundation, Mapelastic Turbo
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Keraflex Maxi S1 Zero, Keraflex Maxi S1 Ultra White
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Ultraplan, Ultraplan Eco, Ultraplan Maxi, Novoplan Maxi
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Keraflex, Keraflex Easy S1, Kerabond Plus
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Topcem Pronto, Mapecem Pronto
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Granirapid, Elastorapid, Kerabond + Isolastic 50%, Kerabond + Isolastic 100%
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EPDs - Types and advantages
There are several types of EPDs, with the difference based on the way in which the data is assessed:
1 – STANDARD EPDs
A unique EPD is developed for every individual product by a single producer. Standard EPDs report all specific information for the studied product, but they represent a high burden for the industry because of the huge effort it would take to develop and maintain EPDs , since it is necessary a revision every time formulation and/or raw materials change.
2 – AVERAGE EPDs
The average EPDs are calculated for specific product groups, covering well-defined products with similar functions, prepared from different companies. They are usually published by Product Manufactures' Association. They report all environmental impacts as average of products and producers involved in the study.
3 - MODEL EPDs (by FEICA, Association of the EUROPEAN ADHESIVE and SEALANT INDUSTRY)
These are the most suitable not-standard EPDs for Mapei adhesives, sealants, coatings, flooring and mortars. Rather than covering a particular range of products, they are structured according to chemical composition and cover all products within a certain range of formulations and applications. As the environmental impact of a product to a building is comparatively low (<1%), any differentiation between products would not contribute any more meaningful information due to the complexity of the system.

Model EPDs are developed using a "worst case scenario” approach. Although there is a high workload in the development phase to achieve an accepted and verified system, in the end they may be used by all eligible members of FEICA and can easily and conveniently accommodate new products.

IBU (Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V.) has verified and published 17 FEICA Model EPDs, which can all be downloaded from the IBU website (http://ibu-epd.com) and from FEICA one (http://www.feica.eu/our-priorities/key-projects/epds.aspx)

These model EPDs can be used by Mapei and all other FEICA members only for products manufactured in Europe, and for five years from the publishing date, if it can be proven that the products are compliant with the right EPD. For this reason FEICA published guide lines for calculating and verifying if a product can be compliant with a specific model EPD.

The guidelines are available on request and only for FEICA members.
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4 – EPD Model (MODEL EFCA, European Federation of Concrete Admixtures Associations Ltd)
EFCA developed model EPDs for concrete admixtures, using a "worst case scenario” approach, as the FEICA ones.
MAPEI, as member of ASSIAD (Italian Association of Concrete Admixtures Producers), is authorized to use these EPDs for their compliant admixtures manufactured in Europe

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