The Brick Development Association’s (BDA) generic brick has been awarded an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), following a Life Cycle Assessment carried out by the BRE for Sustainable Products.

The EPD was presented to Alan Baxter, chairman of the BDA, who said: “With origins that date back to 7000 BC, the generic brick has demonstrated its continued relevance in this era of sustainable construction. We’ve always known that our material had great green credentials – now we have the independent evidence that proves it.”

David Richardson, director of the BRE Centre for Sustainable Products, presented the EPD. He said: “It is great that one of the first building materials ever produced is also the first product to be successfully verified under our EPD scheme. Well done to the BDA.”