Finding EPDs

Finding EPDs

One Click LCA includes several EPD databases (see the full list of included databases) and we have thousands of EPDs available.

I have an EPD, but I am not sure if it’s in One Click LCA database

If you need to find a specific EPD, please follow these steps:
  1. Search by EPD number
  2. Use the filter feature and select 'Filter data' from the Building materials input for
  3. Select your material type from the first filter
  4. Check which is the provider of your EPD, filter data by 'Data source', and select your EPD provider
  5. Click the arrow next to the material resource field

  6. If the selection is too long, type the manufacturer or the product name in the resource field.
From the list of EPDs you should now find the one you are searching for!
If this process did not help you and you did not find the EPD you are searching for, please forward the URL or the .pdf file of your EPD to and specify for which indicator you need to use it. We will check the quality of the EPD and include it to our database.

Please note that all the EPDs in our database have been through a rigorous quality control. It might be that the EPD you are searching for does not follow the specific standards which are required for the tool you are using and cannot, therefore, be used.
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I chose the filters for EPD database and country, but now it seems there are no EPDs available

If you select your material EPD database and also your country, it might happen that no EPDs are shown. This happens because many big EPD publishers also produce EPDs for products that are not manufactured in the country where they operate.

For example, many of the materials published in EPD Norge are not manufactured in Norway. Therefore, if you double filter by database and country you will see a very limited number of EPDs.If no EPDs are available with this double filtering criteria, we recommend to remove the country filter and use only the database filter.

We always recommend that you use EPDs that more accurately describe your product instead of generic data, even if the product is not manufactured in your country. Once all your materials have been entered, we have a local compensation tool available for most indicators, which allows you to use EPD data from other countries and adjust it to your local manufacturer’s conditions. This local compensation mechanism has been approved by BRE and it allows you to calculate LCA anywhere in the world, even if your country does not have an EPD database.

If there are no EPDs available in the filtered EPD database, we advise to remove the database filter and start by using the country filter, and then adding the material category filter. If no EPDs are found, you can use the generic data.

I know my manufacturer/product, how do I find out if they have an EPD?

If you know the manufacturer of your building product, you can find it by writing down the manufacturer/product name in the resource field.
You can filter by material type. If there are too many EPDs for the product you are looking for, you can also further narrow down the results by applying the country filter as well. Once you have a smaller selection of EPDs available, select the EPD which most accurately describes your product (you can see the technical data listed after the product name). We have also additional guidance to help you to find the most suitable materials here.

Watch our webinar on carbon impact reduction here 
Find our guides for embodied material impacts here.

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