Sustainability of construction works - Environmental product declarations - Communication format business-to-business

This European Standard is applicable to all construction products and services related to buildings and construction works. It specifies and describes the communication format for the information defined in FprEN 15804 for business-to-business communication to ensure a common understanding through consistent communication of information.
NOTE   This European Standard does not deal with business to consumer communication and is not intended for that purpose. Business to consumer communication format is planned to be the subject of a future document.

Nachhaltigkeit von Bauwerken - Umweltproduktdeklarationen - Kommunikationsformate zwischen Unternehmen

Diese Europäische Norm gilt für alle Bauprodukte und Dienstleistungen, die sich auf Gebäude und Bauleistungen beziehen. Um ein gemeinsames Verständnis durch eine einheitliche Kommunikation von Informationen sicherzustellen, wird in der Norm das Format für die Kommunikation der Inhalte, die in FprEN 15804 für die Kommunikation zwischen Unternehmen definiert sind, festgelegt und beschrieben. ANMERKUNG Diese Europäische Norm behandelt nicht die Kommunikation zwischen Unternehmen und Verbrauchern und ist nicht für diesen Zweck anwendbar. Ein Format für die Kommunikation zwischen Unternehmen und Verbrauchern soll Gegenstand eines zukünftigen Dokumentes sein.

Contribution des ouvrages de construction au développement durable - Déclarations environnementales des produits - Formats de communication entre professionnels

La présente Norme européenne s’applique à tous les produits de construction et services liés aux bâtiments et aux ouvrages de construction. Elle spécifie et décrit le format de communication des informations définies dans le FprEN 15804 pour la communication entre entreprises, afin garantir une bonne compréhension grâce à une communication efficace des informations. NOTE La présente Norme européenne n’a pas pour objet de traiter de la communication entre l’entreprise et le consommateur. Le format de communication entre l’entreprise et le consommateur fera l’objet d’une autre norme.

Trajnostnost gradbenih objektov - Okoljske deklaracije za proizvode - Komunikacijski format - Medpodjetniško poslovanje

Ta standard velja za vse gradbene proizvode, postopke in storitve. Opredeljuje in opisuje komunikacijski format za podatke, opredeljene v prEN 15804 za komunikacije v medpodjetniškem poslovanju.
Ta standard ne obravnava komunikacij med podjetjem in stranko in ni namenjen temu. Komunikacijski format med podjetjem in stranko bo predmet prihodnjega dokumenta.

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Withdrawn
Publication Date
18-Oct-2011
Current Stage
9960 - Withdrawal effective - Withdrawal
Completion Date
17-Nov-2021

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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.Trajnostnost gradbenih objektov - Okoljske deklaracije za proizvode - Komunikacijski format - Medpodjetniško poslovanjeNachhaltigkeit von Bauwerken - Umweltproduktdeklarationen - Kommunikationsformate zwischen UnternehmenContribution des ouvrages de construction au développement durable - Déclarations environnementales des produits - Formats de communicationSustainability of construction works - Environmental product declarations - Communication format - Business to Business91.040.01Stavbe na splošnoBuildings in general35.240.99IT applications in other fields13.020.99Drugi standardi v zvezi z varstvom okoljaOther standards related to environmental protectionICS:Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z:EN 15942:2011SIST EN 15942:2011en,fr,de01-december-2011SIST EN 15942:2011SLOVENSKI

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SIST EN 15942:2011
EUROPEAN STANDARD NORME EUROPÉENNE EUROPÄISCHE NORM
EN 15942
October 2011 ICS 35.240.99; 91.040.99 English Version

Sustainability of construction works - Environmental product declarations - Communication format business-to-business

Contribution des ouvrages de construction au développement durable - Déclarations environnementales des produits - Formats de communication entre professionnels

Nachhaltigkeit von Bauwerken - Umweltproduktdeklarationen - Kommunikationsformate zwischen Unternehmen This European Standard was approved by CEN on 13 August 2011.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN member.

This European Standard exists 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, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

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B-1000 Brussels © 2011 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CEN national Members. Ref. No. EN 15942:2011: ESIST EN 15942:2011

EN 15942:2011 (E) 2 Contents Page Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................3Introduction .........................................................................................................................................................41Scope ......................................................................................................................................................42Normative references ............................................................................................................................43Terms and definitions ...........................................................................................................................44Symbols and abbreviations ..................................................................................................................55General principles..................................................................................................................................56Requirements for EPD communication format ...................................................................................67Information Transfer Matrix ..................................................................................................................67.1General ....................................................................................................................................................67.2Aggregation of information ..................................................................................................................7Annex A (normative)

Master ITM .......................................................................................................................8Annex B (normative)

Information modules according to FprEN 15804:2011, Figure 1 ............................ 17Bibliography ..................................................................................................................................................... 18 SIST EN 15942:2011

EN 15942:2011 (E) 3 Foreword This document (EN 15942:2011) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 350 “Sustainability of construction works”, the secretariat of which is held by AFNOR. This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by March 2012, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by March 2012. Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. This document, supports the use of Product Category Rules (FprEN 15804:2011) for construction products. Together they are used as the means for arriving Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

SIST EN 15942:2011

EN 15942:2011 (E) 4 Introduction The aim of this European Standard is to harmonise the way in which environmental product declarations (EPD) are communicated in Europe. It is relevant to the use of the EPD in the building chain where materials and products are assembled into new products and assemblies, each with their own EPD. This European Standard will improve handling of the data from EPD at the building level and the assessment of environmental performance of buildings. An EPD expressed in a standardized format will facilitate the communication of the product's environmental performance for business-to-business (B2B). 1 Scope This European Standard is applicable to all construction products and services related to buildings and construction works. It specifies and describes the communication format for the information defined in FprEN 15804 for business-to-business communication to ensure a common understanding through consistent communication of information. NOTE This European Standard does not deal with business to consumer communication and is not intended for that purpose. Business to consumer communication format is planned to be the subject of a future document. 2 Normative references The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies. FprEN 15804:2011, Sustainability of construction works — Environmental product declarations — Core rules for the product category of construction products EN ISO 14020, Environmental labels and declarations — General principles (ISO 14020:2000) 3 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in FprEN 15804:2011 and the following apply. 3.1 consumer individual member of the general public purchasing or using goods, property or services for private purposes [EN ISO 14025:2006] 3.2 business-to-business communication describing or involving the passage of information between different businesses, rather than between businesses and the general public and consumers SIST EN 15942:2011

EN 15942:2011 (E) 5 3.3 significant figures those digits of a number that carry meaning contributing to its precision NOTE This includes all digits except: — leading and trailing zeros where they serve merely as placeholders to indicate the scale of the number, — spurious digits introduced, for example, by calculations carried out to greater accuracy than that of the original data, or measurements reported to a greater precision than the EPD supports. 4 Symbols and abbreviations B2B

Business-to-business EPD Environmental Product Declaration ITM

Information Transfer Matrix LCA Life Cycle Assessment LCIA Life Cycle Impact Assessment PCR Product Category Rules 5 General principles To present environmental information in a structured and consistent way and in a common format, a generic template is used. The generic template is used for information transfer. The generic template is called an Information Transfer Matrix (ITM). The ITM:  does not preclude the fact that an EPD can have an individual and unique format;  is the standardized part of EPD communication according to FprEN 15804;  a statement whether the ITM has been independently verified shall be made. The ITM addresses the following types of information according to FprEN 15804:  general information;  declaration of environmental parameters derived from LCA:  parameters describing environmental impacts;  parameters describing resource input;  additional environmental information describing different waste categories and output flows;  scenarios and technical information;  additional information on emissions to indoor air, soil and water during the use stage. NOTE For all quantified data, the corresponding scenario is specified in accordance with FprEN 15804. SIST EN 15942:2011

EN 15942:2011 (E) 6 6 Requirements for EPD communication format An EPD shall include an ITM. The following requirements on formatting apply (electronic and paper):  according to EN ISO 14020 the information in the ITM shall not be misleading.  Structure:  the EPD information shall be accurately placed in its unique position identified in the ITM, according to Annex A.  Numerical data:  quantitative data shall be numerically reported in the appropriate units of measurement as prescribed in FprEN 15804;  numerical reporting of no more than three significant figures shall be applied.  Use of language (text):  text shall be clearly written adopting a single language throughout;  where text is conveying a qualitative issue or parameter, it shall provide sufficient detail as to give transparency and precise and accurate understanding of that issue or parameter. 7 Information Transfer Matrix 7.1 General This clause defines the standardized part of the EPD communication i.e. the generic template. Communication of standardized environmental information for construction products and services requires a format that provides a location of all elements of information from different sources. The ITM provides a unique and consistent reference position in a grid. With reference to FprEN 15804 the ITM will contain some information, which is mandatory and some information, which is voluntary, and so in some cases blanks or gaps can occur in the ITM. The matrix provides the template for communicating this information for each of the information modules as defined in FprEN 15804:2011, Figure 1. The matrix is also used for communicating the information for any of the scenarios, which can occur and/or the respective technical information for these scenarios. The ITM consists of a grid structure in which all items of information according to FprEN 15804 shall be presented. The ITM allows reporting of an EPD covering a full life cycle, but also for example, of information representing single or multiple scenarios for discrete life cycle stages such as production, use or end of life. Where multiple scenarios for discrete life cycle stages or information modules are to be reported the ITM shall be separated into sub-ITM-tables where each sub table addresses all the scenarios related to a specific life cycle stage or information module. These sub-ITM-tables shall follow the structure of the master-ITM-Tables A.2 to A.8. Where there are known linkages between scenarios of different modules these shall be stated in Table A.2. The content of an EPD shall be communicated at minimum through the ITM as given in Annex A. For EPDs which cover only cradle to gate or cradle to gate with options, only the product stage ITM and where relevant scenario ITM shall be provided. SIST EN 15942:2011

EN 15942:2011 (E) 7 7.2 Aggregation of information The information modules A1, A2, and A3 may be reported separately and/or aggregated to a sub sum of the information module “I Product Stage”. No other aggregations shall be made. SIST EN 15942:2011

EN 15942:2011 (E) 8 Annex A (normative)

Master ITM The Tables A.1 to A.7 reflect the parameters required in FprEN 15804. Table A.1 — Declaration of general information

Declaration of general information

a The name and address of the manufacturer(s) b The description of the construction product’s use

The functional unit The declared unit c Construction product identification by name (including any. product code)

A simple visual representation of the construction product to which the data relates d A description of the main product components and or material NOTE

This description is intended to enable the user of the EPD to understand the composition of the product in delivery condition and also support a safe and effective installation, use and disposal of the product. e Name of the programme used and the programme operator’s name and address and, if relevant the logo and website f The date the declaration was issued

The end of the 5 year period of validity g Information on which stages are not considered, if the declaration is not based on an LCA covering all life cycle stages h A statemen

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