Institut Bauen und Umwelt

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Already in the beginning of the 18th century for the first time the term “sustainability” came up connected with the lack of wood in the range of forestry. The general meaning of sustainability is the balance between consumption and regeneration of resources.

Sustainable building, where aspects of economy, ecology and sociality in all phases of the lifetime of a building are considered well-balanced, is up to date a basic principle at the construction of such buildings.

This is the aim, the company Porextherm Dämmstoffe GmbH with its high efficient insulation materials pursues. VACUPOR® vacuum insulation panels have a general approval for the building industries since 2007. They are made for getting the highest possible insulation with the lowest possible thickness. Not only the performance of a product must be observed, but also the manufacturing must be considered in terms of sustainability. Only having a closer look on all aspects of a product, a serious and ecological evaluation of a building can be done.

The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is the base of data for that kind of evaluation. Currently, this is part of a new European norming project: “sustainability for buildings”. Due to the fact, that EPDs are based on ISO-norms, they are adjusted of international aspects. Hence, they are adapted as a confirmation for environmental demands of public markets.

The declaration gives answers about consumptions of energy and resources and a overview how VACUPOR® vacuum insulation panels behave in relation to greenhouse effect, acidification, overfertilization, generating smog and destroying of the ozone layer. Additionally you can find details about technical aspects and performance characteristics of VACUPOR® vacuum insulation panels in the EPD that are needed for an evaluation about the efficiency in the building.

That Environmental Product Declaration gives planers, architects, building companies, property companies, etc. facts about the environmental achievement of VACUPOR®, that give the possibility to evaluate the value-added chain from the raw-material to the building with the sense of sustainability.

Download Environmental Product Declaration as per ISO 14025