As a building professional – whether you’re an Architect, a Builder, a Contractor, a Developer or an Engineer – you know that you’re no longer chosen purely by the quality and cost-effectiveness of your building projects.
Nowadays, you’re also expected to embrace environmentally friendly practices in your work to help achieve better sustainability outcomes for all stakeholders.
This means that you have to be more aware of your carbon footprint and the environmental impact of your building product choices.
So, how can you be sure that a product is safe for the environment and the community around you over the long term?
Simple – with an EPD!
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) provides the information you need to understand the environmental impact of your product use.
Let’s take a closer look at what an Environmental Product Declaration is and outline the reasons why it matters to you.
What do you need to know about an Environmental Product Declaration?
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an independently verified and registered document, delivering relevant, transparent and standardised information about the environmental impact of a product or service over its life cycle.
Consider it a tool that acts like a “nutritional label”, allowing you to easily evaluate and compare the environmental performance of various products that sit within the same category.
Some of the important data points you’ll find within a product’s EPD include:
- energy consumption
- emissions to air, water and soil
- water usage
- waste generation
- other environmental indicators.
Here at SWP, our scientific product specialists rely heavily on EPDs to demonstrate to you, our customers, that we offer a range of environmentally friendly verified waterproofing products.
Through DRIZORO’s EPD, we can guarantee you that our products have been designed to lower their overall environmental impact over their life cycle – from production, through to distribution and usage, and all the way through to recycling or disposal.
Why do you need to consider EPDs when selecting your building products?
If you’re in charge of a project site or building works, it is your responsibility to deliver excellent outcomes for all stakeholders, while simultaneously ensuring the safety and wellbeing of your team and the environment around you.
By offering complete transparency over the building products that you’re using, EPDs can also help you carry out this responsibility.
Here’s why an EPD is so important in helping you make better building product decisions – especially when it comes to waterproofing solutions:
- An EPD empowers your clients to feel more confident in your project
With an EPD, you’re immediately aware of whether a building product promotes sustainability or is potentially damaging to the environment.
Armed with this knowledge, you can ensure your project will be appealing and valuable to the market by using an eco-friendly waterproofing solution. This also reassures your clients that you’re working with their safety in mind.
That’s because DRIZORO’s EPD tells you that our waterproofing solutions are not just of the highest standard, but also environmentally friendly – suitable for contact with drinking water and marine life.
- Using products with an EPD allows you to strengthen your brand reputation
When you use building products with a registered EPD, you’re showcasing your commitment to your clients, your community and the environment.
This allows you to differentiate yourself from competitors in the market and stands as clear proof that you work with complete transparency to deliver nothing but the best – before, during and after each project.
- EPDs can save more time and money in the long run
The information you get from a product’s EPD is extremely helpful in evaluating the environmental and safety risks of that product. With this information, you can avoid choosing the wrong building products that may lead to costly mistakes and time-consuming repairs for your project in the future.
SWP’s range of DRIZORO products are certified by The International EPD® System
To help you pursue more sustainable and environmentally friendly building practices, SWP offers the following waterproofing products with verified EPDs:
- Waterproofing coatings for hydraulic works
- Structural repair mortars and protective anti-corrosion systems
- Carbon fibre strengthening systems
- Flooring systems
- Waterproofing coatings for roofs and balconies
This allows you to use our eco-friendly waterproofing solutions in:
- Green Building Schemes (BREEAM, LEED, DGNB, WELL, a.s.o.)
- LCA and Building Level LCA (e.g., Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Indonesia)
- (Green) Public Procurement (e.g., Sweden (Trafikverket, Boverket) and Italy (large retailers and public organisations such as ENEL))
- Supply Chain Management (e.g., EcoVadis, SEDEX)
- Green Bonds (e.g., via ISO-standards)
With SWP, you can provide safer and more sustainable waterproofing solutions on all your projects
Our waterproofing solutions are made with high-quality raw materials, are compliant with Australian standards and building regulations, and contain no silica, meaning you can protect your project, your clients and the environment.
We empower you to solve water-related problems today and make a positive difference tomorrow.
Get the right waterproofing products for your next project with SWP
At Scientific Waterproofing Products, our team is here to provide you with the most effective waterproofing solutions for your unique project.
If you want to learn more about our cement-based waterproofing products and why they are the right solution for you, contact us today! You can also check out a list of local Drizoro resellers and applicators here.
As always, we’re committed to providing you with the right waterproofing solution for any water-related problem or application.