LP Building Solutions Announces First LP® SmartSide® Environmental Product Declaration on Sustainability Day
The International EPD®System defines an EPD as "an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life cycle environmental impact of products in a credible way." LP conducted a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and used the findings to create LP SmartSide's first EPD, which highlights the climate-friendly attributes of LP's engineered wood siding and backs it up using third-party verified data.
The LCA found that LP SmartSide is classified as a carbon-negative exterior cladding product, which means more carbon is stored in the product than is released during raw material sourcing, manufacturing, and customer distribution. Unlike LP SmartSide, all the non-wood-based siding products analyzed had a higher net global warming potential (GWP). In fact, LP SmartSide stores 10 times more carbon than fiber cement-based products and emits 59% less greenhouse gas emissions during production.
"LP SmartSide products store carbon for generations, making them a smart choice as a sustainable building material," said LP Director of Sustainability and Public Policy
LP is committed to ensuring that all LP-manufactured products are made from sustainably sourced wood material. Verified annually against independent standards from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC®), the company's forest certification program highlights LP's commitment to environmental sustainability. LP believes its work to build a better world is inextricably linked to protecting the environment, minimizing waste, supporting its communities, developing its employees, diversifying its workplace, and building economic prosperity for future generations.
Learn more about LP's sustainability efforts and the LP SmartSide EPD at lpcorp.com/sustainability.
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Breeanna Straessle, 615.986.5886, Breeanna.Straessle@lpcorp.com