The EPD, developed in accordance with international standard ISO 14025, was issued by the IBU on May 10 under declaration number EPD-VHI-2012111-D; the VHI is the holder of the declaration.

In the next phase, the VHI also intends to have an EPD drawn up for the association under the new European standard EN 15804. The IBU, a body created by a number of building products manufacturers, reported that EPDs based on ISO standards that are coordinated internationally provide underlying data for evaluating a building’s environmental properties.