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BRE Global Certified Environmental Profile

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Environmental profiles measure the impacts of a construction material, product or building system throughout its life – not only during its manufacture, but also its use in a building over a typical building lifetime. This includes its extraction, processing, use and maintenance and its eventual disposal.

The Environmental Profiles Methodology assesses environmental indicators that reflect impacts occurring globally, regionally and locally - in the air, in water and on the land, impacting humans and the environment. These impacts are assessed under a range of issue categories and normalized by reference to European data. They are weighted to generate a measure of environmental impact as a proportion of the annual impact of a European citizen.

Learn more: BRE Global Certified Environmental Profile websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with BRE Global Certified Environmental Profile's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

BRE Global

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

BREEAM

Organization type: Originally we were called the Building Research Station, and later the Building Research Establishment. But since the work of BRE has, for many years, extended beyond just buildings; because we undertake testing and consultancy as well as just research; and because we are no longer a Government Establishment (we became a private company in 1997) we now call ourselves simply ‘BRE’.


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2001

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products


Where this ecolabel is found
Czech Republic Denmark France Netherlands United Kingdom United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012