The EPD Shift: History in the Making


It always exhilarating to watch a market evolve. It's even more exhilarating to be part of it.

In 2012, lecturing on EPDs in China was a waste of time. Even the handful of companies who had EPDs had no idea what they actually were. EDPs (Environmental Product Declarations) are exactly what the name implies: a declaration of the environmental impact of products. (For more on EPDs, see the Glossary.)

Fast forward to the end of 2013 and things started to change. Although not many people in China...

2O2O VISION: the Data Drive is underway


Wednesday June 26th, 2013 will go down in history as the official launch of the 2O2O VISION Green Building Challenge. As evening fell in Shanghai, design professionals, pioneering manufacturers and international media filled Kokuyo's ultra-contemporary, award-winning Flagship Showroom to welcome the largest transition to green building the world has ever seen.

The evening marked a night to celebrate the months of research and collaboration between GIGA and the industry's top professionals who,...

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