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Environmental Indicators

Environmental Indicators for Creating an EPD

Environmental Impact, Resource Use, Waste Category and Output Flow are the original categories for the environmental indicators which enable an EPD to comply with by EN 15804.

Overall Indicators
 Sub-sections within each category
Environmental Impact
  • Global warming potential
  • Ozone depletion potential
  • Acidification potential
  • Eutrophication1 potential
  • Formation potential of tropospheric ozone
  • Abiotic depletion potential for non fossil  resources
  • Abiotic depletion potential for fossil resources
 Resource Use
  • Use of renewable primary energy excluding renewable primary energy resources used as raw materials
  • Use of renewable primary energy resources used as raw materials
  • Total use of renewable primary energy resources (primary energy and primary energy resources used as raw materials)
  • Use of non renewable primary energy excluding non renewable primary energy resources used as raw materials
  • Use of non renewable primary energy resources used as raw materials
  • Total use of non renewable primary energy resources (primary energy and primary energy resources used as raw materials)
  • Use of secondary material
  • Use of renewable secondary fuels
  • Use of non renewable secondary fuels
  • Use of net fresh water
 Waste Category
  • Hazardous waste disposed
  • Non hazardous waste disposed
  • Radioactive waste disposed
 Output Flow
  • Components for re-use
  • Materials for recycling
  • Materials for energy recovery
  • Exported energy
Note 1:  The over-enrichment of water courses (for example, an increase in the concentration of nitrates and phosphates) encourage the excessive growth of algae and reduce the oxygen content within the water causing damage to ecosystems.