Speaker to Discuss Product Category Rules at AAMA Summer Conference

During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Summer Conference, to be held in Rosemont, Ill., June 9-12, Dr.

Tom Gloria, managing director of Industrial Ecology Consultants, will present information on conducting product life cycle assessments (LCAs) and developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) using the Product Category Rules (PCR) guidance document, which is scheduled to be completed by fall 2013.   

Registration for the Summer Conference ends May 31. “Gloria’s presentation is especially timely considering quantitative and verified information on the environmental and health impacts of consumer products is increasingly being sought in both the U.S. and international markets,” says Rich Walker, AAMA's president and CEO. “When finalized, the PCR document will offer manufacturers the tools needed to provide comprehensive, product-specific Environmental Product Declarations to their customers.” The PCR document is a response to a widely recognized need for a single ANSI-approved resource to use in developing industry recognized and uniform, comparative EPDs and substantive LCAs.

About the Speaker

Tom Gloria, Ph.D. is managing director of Industrial Ecology Consultants. He has nearly 20 years of professional experience in sustainability management consulting and information technology engineering design. His work encompasses product innovation; environmental LCA and life cycle management; methods and policy implications regarding greenhouse gas emissions inventories; and energy efficiency feasibility analysis.

More Information

To learn more about the conference or to register, visit the AAMA National Summer Conference web page or contact Kaydeen Laird, AAMA Senior Meetings Coordinator. More information about AAMA and its activities can be found via the AAMA Media Relations page or on the AAMA website, aamanet.org.

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