A main objective of the Association is to promote and to contribute to the sustainable development, including a low-carbon economy and resource efficiency in the construction sector, by coordinating the development and provision of credible and scientifically correct data from products.
ECO Platform aims for mainstreaming life-cycle assessments (LCA) for buildings and infrastructure projects by provision of reliable product data in an affordable and effective way.
Specific product data in form of verified environmental information of construction products, in particular type III declarations called EPD (Environmental Product Declarations) is preferred as data input for building and construction LCA. To close gaps of missing data, for early design stages or product-neutral assessments, generic data is required. ECO Platform aims for consistency of both data categories. Goal is to establish an open international digital data network for building and construction LCA data.
To achieve the overall goals, ECO Platform has defined four main fields of activity and related Mission Statements:
1. Advocate of the building & construction LCA Stakeholders
2. Quality Manager of verified product data
3. Data provider
4. Enabler of success