There is a mountain of information being circulated these days regarding the environmental footprints of different construction products. Teppfa realises that it can sometimes be quite daunting for designers to find their way around this minefield of data and ensure they are making the right decisions on behalf of their clients when it comes to choosing the best options to ensure required performance levels are achieved whilst reducing the overall environmental impact of the project.
When it comes to pipe systems, TEPPFA has been working away to make this process more transparent and straightforward.
The results of a three year project to produce “cradle to grave” life cycle analyses have recently been published by TEPPFA. The independent studies, conducted on behalf of TEPPFA by a leading LCA specialist, cover all major pipe product application areas including soil & waste, underground drainage, water supply & internal plumbing. They provide details of the environmental impact of typical installations and compare plastic systems with alternative materials.