Sustainability of construction works - Environmental product declarations - Core rules for the product category of construction products

Identical to EN 15804+A1 amendment to add additional indicators. Indicators could be : - land use (biodiversity, soil quality), - particulate matter (PM 10), - human tox, - eco tox, - ionizing radiation, - water scarcity, Note oft he secretary: - If it turns out that it is not feasible to have additional indicators a justification has to be developed. - For each indicator this applicability or not should be indicating and justify - Coordination with WG1 - jwg meeting planned however perspective can be different -Pay attention to the use of indicators according to the context. - address third party assessment issue

Nachhaltigkeit von Bauwerken - Umweltproduktdeklarationen - Grundregeln für die Produktkategorie Bauprodukte

Den ersten Aufzählungspunkt durch folgenden ersetzen:
"
-   legen die zu deklarierenden Indikatoren, bereitzustellenden Informationen und die Art, wie sie auf Vollständigkeit überprüft und kommuniziert werden, fest;
".

Contribution des ouvrages de construction au développement durable - Déclarations environnementales sur les produits - Règles régissant les catégories de produits de construction

Remplacer le 1ème tiret par le suivant :
«
- définissent les indicateurs à déclarer, les informations à fournir et la manière dont ils sont regroupés
et consignés ;
»

Trajnostnost gradbenih objektov - Okoljske deklaracije za proizvode - Skupna pravila za kategorije proizvodov za gradbene proizvode

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Due Date
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Completion Date
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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 15804:2012+A1:2013/oprA2:2018
01-maj-2018
Trajnostnost gradbenih objektov - Okoljske deklaracije za proizvode - Skupna
pravila za kategorije proizvodov za gradbene proizvode

Sustainability of construction works - Environmental product declarations - Core rules for

the product category of construction products
Nachhaltigkeit von Bauwerken - Umweltproduktdeklarationen - Grundregeln für die
Produktkategorie Bauprodukte

Contribution des ouvrages de construction au développement durable - Déclarations

environnementales sur les produits - Règles régissant les catégories de produits de

construction
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 15804:2012+A1:2013/prA2
ICS:
13.020.20 Okoljska ekonomija. Environmental economics.
Trajnostnost Sustainability
91.010.01 Gradbeništvo na splošno Construction industry in
general
SIST EN en,fr,de
15804:2012+A1:2013/oprA2:2018

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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DRAFT
EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 15804:2012+A1:2013
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
prA2
March 2018
ICS 91.010.99
English Version
Sustainability of construction works - Environmental
product declarations - Core rules for the product category
of construction products
Contribution des ouvrages de construction au Nachhaltigkeit von Bauwerken -

développement durable - Déclarations Umweltproduktdeklarationen - Grundregeln für die

environnementales sur les produits - Règles régissant Produktkategorie Bauprodukte

les catégories de produits de construction

This draft amendment is submitted to CEN members for enquiry. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee CEN/TC 350.

This draft amendment A2, if approved, will modify the European Standard EN 15804:2012+A1:2013. If this draft becomes an

amendment, CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for

inclusion of this amendment into the relevant national standard without any alteration.

This draft amendment was established by CEN in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other

language made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC

Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,

Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and United Kingdom.

Recipients of this draft are invited to submit, with their comments, notification of any relevant patent rights of which they are

aware and to provide supporting documentation.

Warning : This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without

notice and shall not be referred to as a European Standard.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
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EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2018 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 15804:2012+A1:2013/prA2:2018 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 4

1 Modification throughout the entire document..................................................................................... 5

2 Modification to the Introduction ............................................................................................................... 5

3 Modification to Clause 1 “Scope” ............................................................................................................... 5

4 Modification to Clause 2 “Normative references” ............................................................................... 5

5 Modification to Clause 3 “Terms and definitions” ............................................................................... 5

6 Modification to Clause 4 “Abbreviations” ............................................................................................... 6

7 Modification to 5.2 “Types of EPD with respect to life cycle stages covered” ........................... 6

8 Modification to 5.3 “Comparability of EPD for construction products” ................................... 10

9 Modification to 5.4 “Additional environmental information” ..................................................... 10

10 Modification to 6.2.1 “General” ............................................................................................................... 11

11 Addition of 6.3.1 “Functional or declared unit” ................................................................................ 11

12 Modification to 6.3.2 “Functional unit” ................................................................................................ 12

13 Modification to 6.3.4 “Reference service life (RSL)” ........................................................................ 13

14 Modification to 6.3.3 “Declared unit” .................................................................................................... 14

15 Modification to 6.3.5.1 “Gerneral” .......................................................................................................... 14

16 Modification to 6.3.5.2 “Product stage” ................................................................................................ 15

17 Modification to 6.3.5.4.3 “B6 – B7 use stage information modules related to the

operation of the building” ......................................................................................................................... 15

18 Modification to 6.3.5.5 “End-of-life-stage” .......................................................................................... 15

19 Modification to 6.3.5.6 “Benefits and loads beyond the product system boundary in

module D” ........................................................................................................................................................ 15

20 Modification to 6.3.8 “Data quality”....................................................................................................... 15

21 Modification to 6.3.9 “Developing product level scenarios”......................................................... 17

22 Modification to 6.4.3.1 “General” ............................................................................................................ 17

23 Modification to 6.4.3.3 “Allocation procedure of reuse, recycling and recovery” ................ 17

24 Addition of 6.4.4 “Environmental information on biogenic carbon inventory data” .......... 17

25 Modification to 6.5 “Environmental information on biogenic carbon inventory data” ...... 18

26 Modification to 7.1 “Declaration of general information” ............................................................. 19

27 Modification to 7.2 “Declaration of environmental indicators derived from LCA” .............. 19

28 Modification to 7.2.2 “Rules for declaring LCA information per module” ............................... 19

29 Modification to 7.2.3 “Indicators describing environmental impacts based on Life

Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA)” ........................................................................................................... 20

30 Modification to 7.2.4 “Indicators describing resource use and environmental

information based on Life Cycle Inventory (LCI)” ............................................................................ 22

31 Addition of 7.2.4.2 “Indicators describing resource use” .............................................................. 22

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32 Addition of 7.2.4.3 “Environmental information describing biogenic carbon

removals and emissions” ........................................................................................................................... 23

33 Addition of 7.2.4.4 “Environmental information describing waste categories” .................... 23

34 Addition of 7.2.4.5 “Environmental information describing different output flows” .......... 23

35 Addition of 7.2.5 “Information on biogenic carbon content” ........................................................ 24

36 Modification to 7.3.1 “General” ................................................................................................................ 24

37 Modification to 7.3.2.1 “A4, Transport to the building site” ......................................................... 25

38 Modification to 7.3.2.2 “A5, Installation in the building” ............................................................... 25

39 Modification to 7.3.3.1 “B1-B5 use stage related to the building fabric” .................................. 25

40 Modification to 7.3.3.2 “Reference service life” ................................................................................. 25

41 Modification to 7.3.3.3 “B6, use of energy and B7, use of water” ................................................ 25

42 Modification to 8.1 “General” ................................................................................................................... 25

43 Modification to 8.2 “LCA-related elements of the project report” .............................................. 25

44 Modification to 8.4 “Data availability for verification” ................................................................... 26

45 Modification to Clause 9 “Verification and validity of an EPD” .................................................... 26

46 Modification to Annex A “Requirements and guidance on the reference service life” ........ 26

47 Modification to Annex C “Impact categories and related indicators, methodologies

and characterisation factors (CF)” ......................................................................................................... 26

C.2.3 Sub-category GWP - land use and land use change (GWP ) ................................................. 29

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48 Additional Annex D “End of life formulae” .......................................................................................... 30

49 Additional Annex E “Method to rank data sources for secondary data based on the

PEF approach” ................................................................................................................................................ 35

50 Modification to the Bibliography ............................................................................................................ 38

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European foreword

This document (EN 15804:2012+A1:2013/prA2:2018) has been prepared by Technical Committee

CEN/TC 350 “Sustainability of construction works”, the secretariat of which is held by AFNOR.

This document is currently submitted to the CEN Enquiry.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association.
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1 Modification throughout the entire document

Adjust the numbering of the clauses and tables as well as the corresponding references throughout the

entire document according to the changes in the document as listed below.
2 Modification to the Introduction

Replace “information for buildings” with “information for buildings and other construction works” in the

5 paragraph.
Replace the 6 paragraph with the following one:

“The standard deals with a set of quantifiable, predetermined environmental impact indicators, which

are aligned with the Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) for the construction

sector and based on the amendment of the standardisation Mandate M/350.”.
Delete “This suite of standards includes”: in the 8 paragraph.
3 Modification to Clause 1 “Scope”
Replace the 1 bullet with the following one:

— defines the indicators to be declared, information to be provided and the way in which they are

collated and reported,
4 Modification to Clause 2 “Normative references”
Add the following reference to the list:

“ISO/DIS 14067, Greenhouse gases — Carbon footprint of products — Requirements and guidelines for

quantification”.
Replace the reference to ISO 21930 as follows:

“ISO 21930:2017, Sustainability in building construction — Environmental declaration of building

products”.
5 Modification to Clause 3 “Terms and definitions”
Replace the definition of “average data” with the following one:
3.3
average data

data representative of a product, product group or construction service, provided by one or more

supplier

Note 1 to entry: The product group or construction service can contain similar products or construction

services.
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Add the following new definition and adjust the numbering throughout the clause accordingly:

3.21
complementary product category rules
c-PCR

product group specific or horizontal PCR, which provide additional compliant and non-contradictory

requirements to EN 15804
Note 1 to entry: c-PCR are meant to be used together with EN 15804.
[Source: EN ISO 14040:2006]
Add the following two notes to entry to the definition of “renewable resource”:

Note 2 to entry: Activities that occur in the technosphere such as recycling are not considered natural

replenishment or cleansing.

Note 3 to entry: In this context, human time scale refers to the typical life time of a human rather than the time

humans have been in existence.

Replace the definition of “type III environmental declaration” with the following one:

3.33
type III environmental declaration

environmental declaration providing quantified environmental data using predetermined indicators

and, where relevant, additional environmental information

Note 1 to entry: The calculation of predetermined indicators is based on the ISO 14040 series of standards,

which is made up of ISO 14040, and ISO 14044.
Note 2 to entry: Adapted from ISO 14025:2006.
6 Modification to Clause 4 “Abbreviations”
Add the following new abbreviations:
“c-PCR Complementary product category rules”,
“PEF Product Environmental Footprint”.
Delete “EPBD Energy performance of buildings directive”.
7 Modification to 5.2 “Types of EPD with respect to life cycle stages covered”

Replace the whole content of 5.2 “Types of EPD with respect to life cycle stages covered”with the following:

“All construction products and materials shall declare modules A1-A3, modules C1-C4 and module D

with the following exception.
Products and materials that:
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— are physically integrated with other products during installation so they cannot be physically

separated from them at end of life, and

— are no longer identifiable at end of life as a result of a physical or chemical transformation process.

If modules C1 to C4 and module D are not declared this decision shall be justified.

Construction products and materials that are identified as exceptions may omit the declaration of

modules C1-C4 and module D. Any omission of modules C1–C4 and module D shall be justified.

Types of EPD that may be provided are (see Figure 1):

— Cradle to gate with modules C1–C4 and module D: (A1-A3, C and D). These stages are the minimum

to be declared by for products as defined above and shall be based on a functional unit or declared

unit.

— Cradle to gate with options, modules C1–C4, and module D: (A1-A3, C, D and additional modules.

The additional modules may be A4 and/or A5 and/or B1-B7). This type of EPD is only possible for

products as defined above and shall be based on a functional unit or declared unit.

— Cradle to Grave with module D: (A, B, C and D). This declaration is only possible for products as

defined above and shall be based on a functional unit or declared unit.

— Cradle to gate: (A1-A3): These stages are the minimum to be declared for all construction products

that are exceptions as defined above and shall be based on a declared unit. Such an EPD covers raw

material supply, transport, manufacturing and associated processes, i.e. the product stage.

— Cradle to gate with options (A1-A3 and additional modules. The additional modules may be A4 and

A5): This type of EPD is only possible for construction products that are exceptions as defined

above and shall be based on a declared unit. These types of product cannot declare modules B1–B7.

NOTE 1 Information modules can supply information for processes for which there is no EPD available, e.g. a

cleaning process.

NOTE 2 An information module may contain: the values of the pre-determined indicators and the technical

information underlying their quantification, relevant technical information for further calculation of the

environmental performance, scenarios for further calculation of the environmental performance.

NOTE 3 It is possible to have an EPD for a substance or preparation (e.g. cement), for a product (e.g. window), for

a construction service (e.g. cleaning service as part of maintenance) and for an assemblage of products and/or a

construction element (e.g. wall) or technical equipment (e.g. lift).
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Figure 1 — Types of EPD with respect to life cycle stages covered and life cycle stages and modules for the building assessment

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8 Modification to 5.3 “Comparability of EPD for construction products”
th th
Add a bullet (5 ) and replace the last bullet (6 ) as follows:

— the influence of the product systems on the operational aspects and impacts of the building are

taken into account;

— the elementary flows related to material inherent properties, such as biogenic carbon content, the

potential to carbonate or the net calorific value of a material, are considered completely and

consistently and the influence of the product systems on the operational aspects and impacts of the

building are taken into account.
9 Modification to 5.4 “Additional environmental information”
Replace the whole content of 5.4 “Additional information” with the following:
5.4 Additional environmental information
5.4.1 General
Any additional environmental information provided shall meet the requirements in
EN ISO 14025:2010, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6 and 7.2.7.

In this core PCR the following categories of additional information are addressed:

5.4.2 Additional impact indicators

This core PCR includes additional environmental impact indicators. In order to acquire experience

about the calculation rules of such indicators a defined set of these LCA based additional environmental

impact indicators (see 7.2.3.2) shall be documented and explained in the project report. They may be

declared in the EPD and if declared they shall be declared as additional environmental impact

indicators including disclaimers (see 7.2.3.3). If any of these indicators are not declared in the EPD, a

justification shall be given in the EPD.

A complementary PCR (c-PCR) can define whether any additional environmental impact indicators shall

be declared in the EPD.

5.4.3 Additional information on carbon offset, carbon storage and delayed emissions

Carbon offset processes are not part of the product system under study. Carbon offset shall not be

included in the calculation of the GWP. Carbon offset information may be declared as additional

information. Such information shall be declared together with a description of calculation methodology

and sources.

NOTE A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases made in order to

compensate for an emission elsewhere.

The effect of temporary carbon storage and delayed emissions, i.e. the discounting of emissions and

removals over a defined timeframe of up to 100 years, shall not be included in the calculation of the

GWP. The effect of permanent biogenic carbon storage shall also not be included in the calculation of

the GWP. However, the effect of carbon storage and delayed emissions may be declared as additional

information for GWP. Such information shall be declared together with a description of calculation

methodology and sources.
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5.4.4 Additional Information not derived from LCA

In the core PCR the following two categories of information not derived from LCA shall be addressed:

— Additional technical information, describing technical conditions underlying scenarios and

characterizing the product’s technical and functional performance during the life cycle stages other

than the product stage and for the information provided under module D “benefits and loads

beyond the system boundary” for any scenario based calculations of the LCA based indicators

(see 6.3.9 and 7.3).

— Additional information on emissions to indoor air, soil and water during the use stage, describing

release of dangerous substances into indoor air, soil and water which are not covered by LCIA. This

additional information is required (see 7.4).

NOTE Information concerning health related emissions to indoor air, soil and water supports the social

performance of buildings which is addressed in EN 16309, Sustainability of construction works — Assessment of

social performance of buildings — Calculation methodology.
10 Modification to 6.2.1 “General”
Replace the 1st paragraph with the following one:

“The environmental information of an EPD covering all life cycle stages (“cradle to grave”) shall be

subdivided into the information module groups A1-A3, A4-A5, B1-B5, B6-B7, C1-C4 and module D. Only

the declaration of the modules, A1-A3, C1-C4 and D is required for compliance with this standard

(see 5.2 for exceptions). The declaration of modules A4-A5, B1-B7 is optional.”.
11 Addition of 6.3.1 “Functional or declared unit”
Add a new subclause 6.3.1 “Functional or declared unit” which reads as follows:
6.3.1 Functional or declared unit

A construction product may have a number of possible functions. Based on the goal and scope of an

EPD, the EPD may relate to a specific function and scenario using a functional unit or it may cover a

range of functionalities and scenarios using a declared unit.

Both the functional unit and declared unit provide a reference by means of which the material flows

(input and output data) for each information module of a construction product are normalized (in a

mathematical sense) to produce data, expressed on a common basis. The functional or declared unit

provides the reference for combining material flows attributed to the construction product and for the

addition of environmental impacts for the selected stages of the construction product’s life cycle at the

building level (see Figure 1 and 7.5 on aggregation). Therefore, any functional unit or declared unit shall

be clearly defined and measurable.

NOTE In this standard the term “addition” also means the calculation of environmental impacts of a building or

construction works (EN 15978) by summation of the quantified impacts per indicator and per module of the

construction products constituting the building (e.g. adding kg CO equivalents for bricks + mortar + wall

insulation+ concrete block + gypsum plaster, etc.). Limitations on the addition of indicator results across life cycle

stages and their modules are described in 7.5.”.
Change the numbering of the following clauses accordingly.
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12 Modification to 6.3.2 “Functional unit”

Replace the whole content of 6.3.2 “Functional unit” (former 6.3.1) with the following:

6.3.2.1 General

The functional unit defines the way in which the identified functions or performance characteristics of

the product are quantified. The primary purpose of the functional unit in LCA studies according to

ISO 14044 is to provide a reference by which material flows of construction product’s LCA results and

any other information are normalized to produce data expressed on a common basis, which allows

comparison with other product systems which have been assessed to provide the same functional unit.

NOTE 1 Comparisons of construction products with the same functional unit follow the rules in 5.3.

The functional unit of a construction product shall specify:
— the application of a product or product groups covered by the functional unit;

— reference quantity for the functional unit when integrated in the construction works;

— the quantified key properties, for the functional use or quantified performance characteristics or

minimum performance of the construction product when integrated into a building, taking into

account the functional equivalent of the building;

— the minimum performance characteristics under defined conditions shall be fulfilled over the

defined time period of the functional unit;

— a specified period of time under reference in-use conditions considering the RSL. If the functional

unit uses a different time period than the RSL, the RSL shall be given as technical information in the

EPD (see 6.3.3);

— when developing c-PCR product TCs shall specify the performance characteristics and reference in-

use conditions to be included in any functional unit.

NOTE 2 Guidance on the development of a functional unit is given in EN ISO 14040:2006, 5.2.2.

NOTE 3 Guidance on describing in-use conditions is given in Product Standards and ISO 15686-1, -2, -7 and -8.

NOTE 4 If there are, e.g. no test methods product TCs can develop RSL in accordance with ISO 15686 or use

independent empirical evidence.
6.3.2.2 Performance in a functional unit

The future function of the product within the building or construction works is often uncertain, as the

full functionality of a product may not be required at the building level. It is therefore not easy to define

a complete functional unit, which needs to include information on the required functional performance

of the product within the building or construction works over the full life cycle.

Nevertheless, for a cradle to grave EPD with functional unit a default (typical) application and the key

functionalities shall be defined. These are normally required from the product or products in this

application and provide other functional information as additional technical information.

The declared technical performance shall be based on specifications for determination or calculation of

this performance given in the relevant European harmonized Technical Specification (hEN, EAD) if

available.
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13 Modification to 6.3.4 “Reference service life (RSL)”

Replace the whole content of 6.3.4 “Reference service life (RSL)” (former 6.3.3) with the following:

6.3.4.1 General

RSL information to be declared in an EPD covering the use stage shall be provided by the manufacturer.

The RSL shall be specified under defined reference in-use conditions. The RSL shall refer to the declared

technical and functional performance of the product within construction works. The RSL shall be

established in accordance with any specific rules given in European product standards or, if not

available, a PCR, and shall take into account ISO 15686-1, -2, -7 and -8. Where European product

standards or a c-PCR provide guidance on deriving the RSL, such guidance shall have priority.

Information on the product’s RSL requires specification of compatible scenarios for the product stage,

construction process stage and use stage. RSL is dependent on the properties of the product and

reference in-use conditions. The RSL shall be declared together with the reference in-use conditions and

it shall be stated that the RSL applies for the reference in-use conditions only.

The reference in-use conditions for achieving the declared technical and functional performance and

the declared reference service life shall include the following, where relevant:
— declared product properties (at the gate) and those of any finishes, etc.;
— design application parameters (if instructed by th
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