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CEN/TC350 deals with the sustainability of construction works. This task is seen from different points of view, including the social performance, the details of civil engineering works or the sustainable refurbishment of a building etc. Therefore, TC350 is devided into 6 different working groups. Construction products are dealt with in WG3.

Title: Products level                        

Convenor: Eva Schmincke, Thinkstep Consult       

Purpose: Task Group to prepare standards which can be taken to proof environmental characteristics of construction products in order to evaluate the ”Sustainability of construction works” on buildings level.

Major task at this time:

Revision of standard EN15804:2012+A1:2013; “Environmental product declarations - Core rules for the product category of construction products”.

Among other needs, it is a major requirement from the EC to introduce the PEF scheme to product category rules and their relating environmental-declarations Typ III, EPDs.

Latest meetings:        February 15th/16th, 2019 Delft; June 19th, 2019 Berlin

Work status:  The final draft version had been prepared after the Delft meeting in February 2019. The formal Vote is planned to be launched on April, 25th, 2019.

ARGE participation: ARGE’s Secretary General, Joachim Kieker is a member of TC350/WG3.