YKK AP America Announces Third-Party Certified EPDs at Greenbuild

YKK AP America Inc. announced the completion of a life-cycle analysis spanning all seven façade categories produced in its ISO14001-certified commercial manufacturing center in Dublin, Georgia. According to a company release, YKK AP can now provide product-specific Type III environmental product declarations for its entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, window walls, windows, balcony doors and sun controls. The EPDs have obtained third-party validation and certification from UL Environment, the company reports, adding that it is the first manufacturer to provide Type III EPDs and voluntarily disclose the environmental impacts for a product portfolio dedicated to commercial building façades.

“With the release of LEED v4, building product manufacturers have been put on notice that environmental transparency is increasingly becoming an important attribute in the product selection process,” said Mike Turner, vice president of marketing for YKK AP. “The availability of EPDs will allow us to help the industry make informed decisions about the products selected for high-performance buildings and also help us refine and manage our manufacturing processes to improve environmental performance and become a more sustainable company.”