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CPA: A Guide to an Understanding of the Embodied Impacts of Construction Products

A Guide to an Understanding of the Embodied Impacts of Construction Products

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2012
Venue: Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT
Time: Registration from 4.30 pm. Event from 5.00 to 7.00 pm. Drinks from 6.30pm

The quest for a more sustainable and low carbon built environment has turned a spotlight to the embodied impacts of construction products, especially embodied carbon.

Surprisingly to most, there exist well established methodologies and standards for measuring these impacts and for assessing their significance when incorporated into buildings and other construction works.

The Guide to an Understanding of the Embodied Impacts of Construction Products, to be launched on 13 March, is produced by the Construction Products Association and written by Life Cycle Assessment expert Jane Anderson. The detailed Guide is available electronically and a short summary is printed. The Guide aims to improve the understanding of the wider construction industry to the ways in which embodied impacts of construction products are assessed and how this information can then be used for building level design.

The Guide discusses what is a Life Cycle Assessment, what are Environmental Product Declarations, what is the significance of the new European Standards CEN/TC 350 and the impact of the Construction Products Regulation, and looks in detail at the range of environmental indicators.

Who should attend?
Clients, designers, architects, contractors, policymakers, regulators, consultants and press.

To register for this event please rsvp to:


16.30 Registration

17.00 Introduction and context Jane Thornback, Construction Products Association

17.15 Understanding the Embodied Impacts of Construction Products Jane Anderson, PE International

18.00 Next steps and Looking Ahead
Q & A
John Tebbit, Construction Products Association

18.30 Drinks reception

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