FAQ for EPD-Norge Digi
What is EPD-Norge Digi?
EPD-Norge Digi is a data base, provided by EPD-Norge, containing LCA-based data from Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) by manufacturers, digitalized in XML format and made available to the public. This makes it possible to apply digital data when calculating Life Cycle Assessments.
Why does EPD-Norge have a data base?
By providing digital EPDs, EPD-Norge offers significantly added value for the users of EPDs: This means that EPD-Norge EPDs, both existing and new, can be made available in digital format. This reduces dependence on the specifications of external data base operators.
EPD-Norge Digi is based on the concept of the European InData team which entails program owners developing a network of digital EPD data as XML files based on the ILCD format (International Life Cycle Dataset).
What EPD data can I find on EPD-Norge Digi and how up to date is it?
EPD-Norge Digi publishes EPD data sets approved and published by EPD-Norge. The data sets in EPD-Norge Digi is always up to date.
What does it cost to use the data?
Use of the data offered on EPD-Norge Digi is free of charge for end users for information and use for LCA calculations. See terms and conditions for more details. A separate license agreement is required for all other types of use. Please contact Håkon Hauan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How can I access the data from my software tool?
The public does not currently have access to the database through software tools. Each data set must be download in XML format individually. If you are interested in accessing EPD-Norge Digit through a LCA tool or similar, please contact Håkon Hauan (email@example.com).
Can I find all EPDs in a digital format?
EPD-Norge will digitize existing EPDs in a stepwise approach. Thus means that not all EPDs will be digitized from the beginning, but more and more EPDs wil be added continuously.
NB! Mutual-Recognition (MR) EPDs are not hosted at EPD-Norge Digi. Please check with the original EPD Program Operator.
Can I digitize my EPDs?
In principle, all EPDs already approved and published by EPD-Norge can be digitized. Contact EPD-Norge for more information.