The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has published product category rules (PCRs) for locks, latches, exit devices, door closers, and hinges. This sets the framework for manufacturers to develop environmental product declarations (EPDs), which increase transparency and help design professionals compare components. PCRs identify the rules and requirements for lifecycle assessments (LCA), and are important for EPDs under International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14025, Environmental Labels and Declarations: Type III Environmental Declarations–Principles and Procedures. These PCRs were developed with Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL’s) expertise. The document is now available for download at buildershardware.com/bhma-pages/bhma-sustainability.
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