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What's happening in 2017
In its 2nd year, the Program Operator Consortium and affiliates are focusing on education and engagement.

Create, attend, learn and join.
We invite you to be a proponent of simplification and standardization delivering more useful and valuable environmental reporting tools to the marketplace.
PCR development
What’s new in Part A 2017

Trade associations, manufacturers and others seeking to develop PCRs can work with any of the POC members following the POC process.

Now in its third release, Part A is updated annually. This year, the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) reviewed more than one hundred comments. Our comment period coincided with the 2016 USGBC EPD guidance comment period. The TAB and POC members submitted comments, which you can read about here. As a result, we adopted some components into Part A. Learn what’s new
Check the North American PCR Catalog for available PCRs.
In 2016, 12 PCRs expired that did not get renewed. Currently, there are 49 PCRs, 10 of these have already expired or will be expiring in 2017. There is a lot of opportunity to start standardizing now. Contact us to create a new, or renew an expiring PCR using the Consortium structured and aligned PCR development model.

Remember, all POC member customers with EPDs get a free listing in the SM Transparency Catalog. Check out your company's listing and learn how to add all your products with transparency information.

Webinar Series
The Power of LCA in the Built Environment:
Major Findings and Opportunities, from a Practitioner’s Perspective

Presented by Jeremie Hakian, SCS Global Services

May 3 | Wednesday, 2–3pm ET / 11am PT

This webinar will provide unique insights from the life cycle assessment (LCA) practitioner’s viewpoint on potential environmental impacts of building materials. Manufacturers and the A&D community will gain a better perspective on material impacts, product design, manufacturing, specification, and EPDs.

Topics include:
1) Viewing building materials from a LCA lens
2) Interpreting LCA results and spotting trends, drawing on client examples
3) Surprising findings that LCA practitioners have uncovered by performing LCA studies
Coming in Summer 2017
Our next webinar features guests from the International EPD System to discuss international PCR development and EPDs. Registration information to come.

Affiliate Member Program
Become an affiliate member to access opportunities through interactive web meetings, direct communication with program operators and educational resources to increase your knowledge and your organization’s environmental reporting capabilities.
The POC welcomes membership from industry associations, data providers, standards developers, government agencies, and more. Membership gets you exposure to useful solutions and industry expertise which contribute to creating uniformity across environmental reporting format, data requirements, and communication. Check the Affiliate member section for information on the criteria and benefits of this free membership!

Take three minutes to tell us what topics and issues are most important for the POC to be working on.
Visit the survey to rank the topics below that are import to you and your business.
  • How do manufacturers get ready to start product transparency initiatives, and why is it important?
  • The value of product data, ownership, and data management
  • How PCRs are developed using Part A 2017 to achieve more standardized results  and your choice of Type III environmental declaration formats (SM Transparency Report or traditional EPD)
  • How to use EPDs to make better decisions
  • Why EPDs are not comparable today – options in consideration for benchmarking
  • Improving data quality
Take the survey >

Learn what JOINING and WORKING with the Consortium can do for you. Contact us > programoperators.org

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