Ensuring more sustainable and climate resilient buildings and infrastructure is one of the central priorities of the European Green Deal. In order to achieve the targeted climate neutrality by 2050, the renovation rate and depth must be increased. The CO2 footprint of construction products and new buildings must be significantly reduced.

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) provide quantitative statements on the environmental performance of construction products providing the basis for the sustainability assessment of buildings. EPDs ensure transparent, fact-based and credible information of construction products’ environmental performance.
The use of renewable and/or recycled feedstocks in the chemical production of construction products can save fossil resources and can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Innovative technologies are responding to the need to shape new material cycles for a Circular Economy. Increasing the circularity of construction products while maintaining high quality and performance is a key.
Indeed, not all sectors and value chains can currently benefit from dedicated (segregated) production systems to answer the customer demand for recycled or bio-based products. Such production systems require time, investments and sufficient volumes of the raw materials. To access more sustainable products and to become a driver of the use of renewable and/or recycled resources, customers must be allowed to source from other models. Mass balance credit chain-of-custody method is a solution to quickly grow supply of more sustainable products with existing at-scale technologies for the benefit of the customer.
Find out more in the joint position paper.

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