Standardization helps to reduce technical barriers to trade for products and services, while simultaneously assuring appropriate levels of safety and performance. Sustainability standards can help raise the performance of the construction sector.
Technical Committee: CEN/TC 350
CEN/TC 350 is responsible for the development of horizontal standardized methods for the assessment of the sustainability aspects of new and existing construction works and for standards for the environmental product declaration of construction products.
BS EN 15643-1:2010
Sustainability of construction works. Sustainability assessment of buildings. General framework
BS EN 15643-2:2011
Sustainability of construction works. Assessment of buildings. Framework for the assessment of environmental performance
BS EN 15978:2011
Sustainability of construction works. Assessment of environmental performance of buildings. Calculation method
BS EN 15643-3:2012
Sustainability of construction works. Assessment of buildings. Framework for the assessment of social performance
11/30247574 DC BS EN 16309
Sustainability of construction works. Assessment of social performance of buildings. Methods
(To be published in 2013)
BS EN 15643-4:2012
Sustainability of construction works. Assessment of buildings. Framework for the assessment of economic performance
Sustainability of construction works - Assessment of economic performance of buildings - calculation method (To be published in 2014)
Environmental Product Declarations
BS EN 15804:2012
Sustainability of construction works. Environmental product declarations. Core rules for the product category of construction products
BS EN 15942:2011
Sustainability of construction works. Environmental product declarations. Communication format business-to-business
PD CEN/TR 15941:2010
Sustainability of construction works. Environmental product declarations. Methodology for selection and use of generic data
Sustainability of construction works - Environmental product declarations - Communication format - Business to Consumer
Related terms for sustainable construction
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Evaluates the environmental impact associated with all the stages of a product's life from-cradle-to-grave.
Product Category Rules (PCR)
Form of guidance and rules for the collection of data, calculations and presentation for environmental impact.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Provides information about the environmental impact of goods or services.
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