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Knauf Insulation providing quality environmental data for products across the whole of Europe faster than ever before
By Knauf Australia on June 05, 2014

Knauf Insulation has pioneered a faster way to provide customers with data about the environmental impact of their products.

Knauf Insulation has pioneered a faster way to provide customers with data about the environmental impact of their products.

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is the best way to assess the environmental impact of a product because it examines in minute detail every stage of a product’s life-cycle, from cradle to grave, says Vincent Briard, Knauf Insulation’s Head of Sustainability, Products & Buildings.

But creating an EPD, which should be application and product specific, can take months because it involves highly intensive and wide-ranging data collection, hundreds of calculations and rigorous verification.

“We have numerous EPDs available for our product range, which is already a massive achievement in itself. But Knauf Insulation doesn’t just have several products; it has thousands,” says Briard.

What’s more, the products and solutions we provide evolve. If a new product comes along that an architect or customer wants in their project and they need an EPD to do so, it could be up to a six-month wait.

But at Knauf Insulation we have dramatically cut the time frame by pre-verifying the modelling stage of the EPD production process for many Glass and Rock Mineral Wool applications, reducing time between request and publication to as little as two weeks wherever our innovative data collection process has been implemented.

“Knauf Insulation has always believed that as a pioneer of sustainability it has to provide customers with the most comprehensive data available” says Briard. “This innovation demonstrates our continuous commitment to do so.”

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