Cobuilder offers manufacturers the opportunity to scale and digitise environmental data for their entire product line at no additional cost.
The offer is applicable for both existing and new users of Cobuilder Supply, Cobuilder’s tool for digitising and providing product data and documentation.
“Digitalisation of environmental data is a prerequisite for implementing efficient processes for carbon accounting across the construction sector. It will also help manufacturers to prepare for the forthcoming requirements in the revised Construction Products Regulation that will necessitate the delivery of environmental product data in a machine-readable format “, says Lars Chr. Fredenlund, CEO of Cobuilder.
Lars Chr. Fredenlund, CEO of Cobuilder
Accurate and standardised data is the key to increased sustainability
A growing number of construction industry actors are working more consciously to implement stricter sustainability measures. However, documenting sustainability practices has been challenging. Information about the environmental performance of products is still primarily stored and shared in PDF format, which requires a lot of manual work as the documents are not machine-readable. Efforts have been made to digitise and structure data from Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), but the information is often available as average data for product series or entire industry sectors, which does not ensure accuracy and transparency. The upcoming changes in EU legislation will change how industry must work with environmental data.
“The revised version of the Construction Products Regulation, which is currently being developed by the European Commission, will most likely require manufacturers to deliver digital product passports (DPP). The aim is to make information about building materials transparent, searchable, and comparable. The product passports, which will include essential environmental data, must be provided in a machine-readable format, and made available to the entire European construction industry so that organisations can work more efficiently toward the industry’s sustainability goals”, explains Fredenlund.