The professional society for life cycle assessment

Committee Members

Committee Chair:

Naji Kasem (SABIC


Lindita Bushi (Athena Institute)

Alexandra Degher (HP)

Paul Firth (UL Environment)

Richard Gelb (King County)

Tom Gloria (Industrial Ecology Consultants)

Laura Draucker (WRI)

Connie Hensler (Interface)

Ronald Kelley (Amway)

Wes Ingwersen (U.S. EPA)

Mike Levy (American Chemistry Council)

Di Lu (Becton-Dickensen)

Joep Meijer (the Right Environment)

Corinne Reich-Weiser

Kate Simonen (University of Washington)

Getachnew Assefa Wondimagegnehu (University of Calgary)

Alex Mlsna (Kimball Furniture)

Eric Harrington (Green Advantage Consultants)

Hilary Davies (CSA Group/Groupe CSA)

Product Category Rule Committee Info

Committee Mission:

To support the increase in the quantity, quality and accessibility of product category rules (PCRs) and environmental product declarations (EPDs).  


IERE partnered with the US Environmental Protection Agency, Region X, ASTM International and others to design a scalable infrastructure to develop Product Category Rules, starting with the building industry.

As a first step, three webinars were offered on LCA and Environmental Product Declarations. More information on the series and registration is available by clicking on the image below.

Then an invited workshop was held on November 4th & 5th, 2009, to draft the preliminary organizational format. The results of the meeting are summarized in the workshop notes, the visioning exercise notes, and the Workshop Executive Summary.

Activities of Committee Members

September 26-27, 2013
Oral presentation
Indian Life Cycle Assessment and Management Conference
Bengaluru, India

Vee Subramanian

September 30, 2013
2-hour training course
LCA XIII Conference
Orlando, Florida
Wes Ingwersen

October 1, 2013
Oral Presentation
LCA XIII Conference
Orlando, Florida
Wes Ingwersen

Current Work

Latest from the PCR Committee:
PCR Committee Past Activities:
  • Past Projects in the PCR Committee (as of April 2011)
  • The Guidance for PCR Development is published. Download here.

  • Exploring the potential to set up a national PCR repository

  • Internal mechanism to disseminate PCR-related news

  • Comparison of General Program Instructions (GPI) of program operators in North America

  • Educating Legislators and government agencies about PCRs and EPD's

  • Promoting PCR & EPD use in North America

    • Mapping of PCRs developed in North America using UNSPSC classification system

    • Creation of a "Welcome tool kit for PCR development"