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Environmental profiles methodology

BRE (Building Research Establishment) is an independent, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, operating in the built environment and associated industries.

The BRE Environmental Profiles Methodology is a method for identifying and assessing the environmental effects of building materials during their life cycle (including extraction, processing, use, maintenance and disposal).

Environmental profiles allow specifiers to assess reliable and comparable environmental information about competing building materials, giving them confidence that there is a "level playing field" for every material type.

Manufacturers can also demonstrate how their products perform by creating product-specific Certified Environmental Profiles. Certified Environmental Profiles are based on data from a detailed verification and audit process of the manufacture facility. This can help with:

Profiles can be presented both as Ecopoints scores and Green Guide ratings. A detailed report is also prepared for the manufacturer, examining the environmental impacts of the product process and supply chain.

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