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Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for Waterproofing

At Newton Waterproofing, we understand the importance of sustainability and environmental responsibility in construction. That’s why we are proud to offer Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for some of our products, and that’s why we’re working directly with our suppliers and partners to get more EPDs for our products.

While an EPD is not proof that a product is sustainable, it makes public the environmental impacts that are associated with the life cycle stages of that product. One of the rewards for a project in using products with EPDs, are that they can contribute towards assessment schemes such as BREEAM and LEED, amongst others.


What is BREEAM?

BREEAM is the longest standing and most widely used environmental assessment method for UK buildings. It evaluates a building’s performance across 10 sustainability categories, including energy, water, materials, and pollution.

Why are EPDs Important?

By carrying out a life cycle assessment (LCA) on a product and publishing the data in the form of a verified EPD, manufacturers assist specifiers by contributing towards raising awareness around the environmental impacts of construction products, all of which are quantified using standardised metrics.

The result is that similar products can be benchmarked and compared accurately, and by assessing the environmental credentials of such products, manufacturers can identify opportunities for improvement.

When it comes to design and specification though, EPDs give architects and specifiers the ability to make informed decisions when selecting building materials based on their sustainability credentials.

How do EPDs Contribute Towards BREEAM?

By incorporating construction products with EPDs into your waterproofing specification, you can earn credits towards your BREEAM score. EPDs support a projects’ BREEAM rating in two ways:

  1. Mat 01 Building Life Cycle Assessment. The data presented in the EPD results tables can be used within a building level life cycle assessment to demonstrate how different options have been considered to improve the design. 7 credits are available in this section including 2 credits for building performance against a benchmark.
  2. Mat 02 Environmental Impacts from construction products. Up to 1.5 credits are available for using at least 20 products in the build that have their own product-specific EPD.

This not only demonstrates your commitment to sustainable construction and good environmental performance, but also helps you achieve higher ratings without compromising on performance or quality.

Newton Waterproofing and EPDs


Our EPDs provide detailed environmental information about each product’s environmental performance, resource consumption, emissions to air and water, waste generation, and more – view our current range of waterproofing product EPDs.

By choosing Newton Waterproofing for your project needs:

  • You ensure that your structure is protected against water ingress.
  • You maximise your BREEAM score by using products with verified sustainable credentials.
  • You gain peace of mind knowing that our products have undergone rigorous testing and certification processes.

Make an Environmentally Conscious Choice

When it comes to today’s construction projects, considering sustainability is no longer optional – it’s essential. By incorporating Newton Waterproofing’s EPD-certified products into your specifications, you demonstrate a commitment to reducing the overall impact of buildings on the environment while meeting stringent industry requirements like those of BREEAM.

Contact us today to learn more about how our EPDs can contribute towards your BREEAM assessment and help you achieve a more sustainable future. Together, we can make a difference in the construction industry while delivering high-performance waterproofing solutions.

Read more about our sustainability initiatives, or speak with a member of the Newton team, by calling 01732 360095 or emailing info@newtonwaterproofing.co.uk.

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