Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology
British Standards Institution
This is the national standard used for electrical installation and wiring safety across domestic, commercial, and industrial properties.
This is the extent to which a product or service is created/achieved with minimum feasible carbon emissions relative to direct sector peers.
The amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organization, or community.
This is an approach that looks at how a product goes from creation, through disposal and back to creation again in a cyclical process.
This is an approach that looks at a product from its creation through to its disposal.
Corporate Social Responsibility
This is the process of designing in the cradle-to-cradle approach into products and services.
These are emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by the reporting entity.
Occur after the organisation delivers its goods and services, including the processing and utilisation of purchased products and services.
Environmental Performance Certificate
Total energy consumption divided by floor space m².
This is the effect of human activity on the environment in the form of creating environmental imbalance.
This is the EPD standard for the sustainability of construction works and services.
Energy Performance Certificate
Environmental Product Declaration
Environmental, Social and Governance
A 'first-off' is when a design is manufactured using the expected production methods.
Institute of Engineering and Technology
These are emissions that are a consequence of the activities of the reporting entity but occur at sources owned or controlled by another entity..
This sets out the criteria for an environmental management system.
This establishes the principles and specifies the procedures for developing Type III environmental declaration programmes and Type III environmental declarations.
This describes the principles and framework for life cycle assessment (LCA)
This specifies requirements and provides guidelines for life cycle assessment.
This works to determine the greenhouse gas emissions produced during each stage in the life cycle of a product.
This sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in the family that can be certified to (although this is not a requirement).
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
The mock-up is where a design is made full scale but not generally functioning or out of the materials for production.
This is the predicted life of a product.
The prototype is a full-size working version of the design made in the required materials and with working electricals.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances
Involves direct emissions owned or controlled by the reporting company.
Consists of indirect emissions from the acquisition of energy sources from a third-party company.
Includes all indirect emissions, not part of scope 2, that occur in the upstream and downstream activities associated with a company.
Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting
Skills, Knowledge, Experience, and Training
Occur before the organisation receives its goods and services, such as extraction of raw materials, production, and transportation.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment