EPDs & Transparency Briefs
Overview

What are EPDs?

EPDs describe the environmental performance from the cradle to the gate of many wood products. Our industry was the first to develop third-party verified EPDs in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories and in conformance with the global standard governing EPDs.

 

What are Transparency Briefs?

The accompanying Transparency Briefs summarize the most critical data presented in an EPD. Transparency Briefs provide all critical information about a product from the EPD, including its composition, life-cycle environmental impacts, material content, water and energy usage, and other product information, all in a format standardized by the third-party verifier, UL Environment. The intent of the Transparency Brief is to make it easier for users to see key product details and allow them to focus on just the environmental data.

EPDs and Transparency Briefs