Electrical, electronic, and HVAC equipment are used in technical systems that are integrated into a building or its land. They contribute to the building’s operations, including heating, cooling, ventilation, local energy generation, lighting, domestic hot water and other systems related to sanitation, security, fire protection, internal transport, building automation and control, and energy and communication network.
A PEP ecopassport® is an environmental identity card for electrical, electronic, and HVAC equipment. It is based on the results of a Life Cycle Analysis, and is used to calculate a building’s environmental performance.
The PEP ecopassport® has been regulated by the XPC-08-100-1 standard and the PCR ed3. It takes the product’s entire life cycle into account, from extracting the raw materials to the end of its life, not forgetting the inclusion of transport, implementation, and even the product’s usage. PEPs thus constitute a major multi-criteria tool that helps professionals make their choices for a more sustainable building, with limited impact on the environment.
A PEP provides objective, multi-criteria quantitative and qualitative information about a product’s function or lifespan in a project.
These statements enable any manufacturer:
For building professionals (design offices, architects, builders), the information provided by the PEP ecopassport® allows them to clarify their analysis and their choices with clear and comparable bases. They are thus able to select the most suitable equipment for the overall environmental performance of the building.
Each PEP features:
To ensure the reliability of the declarations, the international PEP ecopassport® Program has established transparent and rigorous procedures that enable businesses to publish PEPs and ensure that they comply with international standard practices. These procedures specify:
Thus, PCR (Product Category Rules) and PSR (Product Specific Rules) define the rules for carrying out Life Cycle Analyses for electrical, electronic and HVAC equipment. These documents are validated by a critical review panel to ensure their compliance with the reference standards.
All PEP ecopassports® are verify by an independent verificator (cf. standard ISO 14025) and recognised by a program operator under state agreement, such as PEP ecopassport® program.
A PEP is valid for 5 years.
See the website at: www.pep-ecopassport.org