20 March 2012
A Guide to Understanding the Embodied Impacts of Construction Products
has been published by the Construction Products Association (CPA). It outlines a consistent and
established way for measuring embodied impacts and this will assist those in all parts of the construction
industry to deliver more sustainable buildings with less environmental impact.
Written jointly by Jane Anderson from PE International and Jane Thornback,
Sustainability Policy Advisor at the Association, the Guide is available electronically and can be downloaded
free of charge from the Association's website. A shorter summary document is also available on the website and
in hard copy format.
At the launch of the Guide, Jane Thornback, Sustainability Policy Advisor at the
Association said; 'The quest for a more sustainable and low carbon built environment has meant that the demand
for information by designers and contractors on the embodied environmental impacts of construction products has
grown dramatically in recent years and will become an increasingly important dimension of construction in the
To download the guide please click here.