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Construction products (EN 15804:A2)

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This document serves as Product Category Rules (PCR) for Construction products. It aims to be the main way to develop and register EPDs in the International EPD System, compliant with the European standard EN 15804:2012+A2:2019 (Sustainability of construction works - Environmental product declarations - Core rules for the product category of construction products).

This PCR allows for an EPD to be produced either:

  • directly using this PCR document if the EPD uses a declared unit. Any scope is allowed for such EPDs, or
  • using this PCR document together with a c-PCR. An EPD based on this PCR together with such a c-PCR may use a functional unit and may have any scope that is allowed by the c-PCR.

The following c-PCRs currently exist, and shall be used in addition to this document for the relevant product categories:

  • c-PCR-001 Cement and building lime
  • c-PCR-002 Ceramic tiles
  • c-PCR-003 Concrete and concrete elements
  • c-PCR-004 Resilient, textile and laminate floor coverings
  • c-PCR-005 Thermal Insulation products
  • c-PCR-006 Wood and wood-based products for use in construction
  • c-PCR-007 Windows and doors
  • c-PCR-008 Lifts (elevators)

Additional c-PCRs are currently under development.

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PCR updated 2020-09-14

Version 1.1 of this PCR was published. Changes in this update relate to the following:

  • Clarification of Figure 2 and the allowed scopes
  • Corrected error in Table 2: Module D is mandatory for an EPD with the scope “Cradle to grave and module D”
  • Clarification regarding modelling of module D
  • Averaging products in modules A1-A3
  • Averaging manufacturing sites from the same company in modules A1-A3
  • Sector EPD in modules A1-A3
  • Recommendation that a Guarantee of Origin is valid at least for the upcoming used to be used as basis for the electricity mix
  • Clarification regarding unit and declaration of eutrophication (aquatic freshwater)
  • Clarification regarding the GWP-GHG indicator (including the addition of Annex 1)
  • Recommendation to include additional environmental impact indicators from EN 15804 in a public annex to facilitate modularity
  • Editorial changes for language and clarification

Detailed information

Replacing : PCR 2012:01 PCR 2012:01 Construction products and construction services (EN 15804:A1)
Name: Construction products (EN 15804:A2)
CPC Codes:54 Construction services
151 Monumental or building stone
153 Sands, pebbles, gravel, broken or crushed stone, natural bitumen and asphalt
154 Clays
311 Wood, sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm; railway or tramway sleepers (cross-ties) of wood, not impregnated
313 Wood in the rough, including those treated with paint, stains, creosote or other preservatives; railway or tramway sleepers (cross-ties) of wood, impregnated
314 Boards and panels
315 Veneer sheets; sheets for plywood; densified wood
316 Builders' joinery and carpentry of wood (including cellular wood panels, assembled parquet panels, shingles and shakes)
362 Other rubber products
363 Semi-manufactures of plastics
369 Other plastics products
371 Glass and glass products
373 Refractory products and structural non-refractory clay products
374 Plaster, lime and cement
375 Articles of concrete, cement and plaster
376 Monumental or building stone and articles thereof
379 Other non-metallic mineral products n.e.c.
412 Products of iron or steel
415 Semi-finished products of copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc and tin or their alloys
416 Other non-ferrous metals and articles thereof (including waste and scrap of some metals); cermets and articles thereof
421 Structural metal products and parts thereof
541 General construction services of buildings
542 General construction services of civil engineering works
543 Site preparation services
544 Assembly and erection of prefabricated constructions
545 Special trade construction services
546 Installation services
547 Building completion and finishing services
Date of publication: 2019-12-20
Registration number: 2019:14
Date of expiration: 2024-12-20
Version: 1.1
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 3 (2017-)
Related PCR: c-PCR-001 Cement and building lime (EN 16908)
c-PCR-003 Concrete and concrete elements (EN 16757)
c-PCR-004 Resilient, textile and laminate floor coverings (EN 16810)
c-PCR-005 Thermal Insulation products (EN 16783)
PCR 2012:01 Construction products and construction services (EN 15804:A1)
Under development - Guardrails and bridge parapets (c-PCR to PCR 2019:14)
c-PCR-002 Ceramic tiles (EN 17160)
Under development - c-PCR Flat glass products used in buildings and other construction works (EN 17074)
Under development - c-PCR Plastics piping systems inside buildings (pressure and non-pressure) (prEN 16904)
Under development - Rehabilitation services of highways, streets and roads (c-PCR to PCR 2019:14)
Under development - c-PCR Building hardware (CEN Product TC PCR)
Under development - c-PCR Buried plastics piping systems (pressure and non-pressure) (prEN 16903)
Under development - c-PCR Gypsum-based construction Products (prEN 17328)
Under development - c-PCR Masonry products (CEN Product TC PCR)
Under development - c-PCR Steel and Aluminium structural products, and other metal products, for use in construction works (CEN Product TC PCR)
c-PCR-008 Lifts (elevators)
c-PCR-006 Wood and wood-based products for use in construction (EN 16485)
c-PCR-007 Windows and doors (EN 17213)
Geographical scope: Global
PCR committee: IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, EPD International Secretariat
Appointed PCR moderator:   IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

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