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Product Sustainability: Main Environmental Standards

EN 15804 is the most significant of a suite of standards for the assessment of the sustainability of construction works at both product level and building level.  Its core product category rules (PCR) provide a framework  for all construction products.

This suite of standards includes:

  • EN 15643-1: Sustainability of  construction works – Sustainability assessment of buildings – Part 1: General framework
  • EN 15643-2: Sustainability of  construction works – Assessment of buildings – Part 2: Framework for the assessment of environmental performance
  • EN 15978: Sustainability of  construction works – Assessment of environmental performance of buildings – Calculation method
  • CEN/TR 15941: Sustainability of  construction works – Environmental product declarations – Methodology for the selection and use of generic data
  • EN 15942; Sustainability of  construction works – Environmental product declarations – Communication formats: business to business.