LP Releases Environmental Product Declaration

LP Building Solutions (LP) has released the LP SmartSide Trim & Siding's first-ever Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The results show that SmartSide stores more carbon than is released from the production and distribution of the product, making it a carbon-negative siding product. The International EPD System defines an EPD as "an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life cycle environmental impact of products in a credible way." LP conducted a life cycle assessment (LCA) and used the findings to create its first EPD, which highlights the climate-friendly attributes of its engineered wood siding and backs it up using third-party verified data.