EPDs which have expired or are pending verification at the time the relevant product was specified, cannot contribute to awarding credits. However, it is not necessary that they are valid at the time of the design or post-construction stage submissions.
BREEAM is primarily trying to encourage designers to take EPDs into consideration when specifying products.
04/11/2019 Confirmed applicability to UK NC2018 27/03/2020 Added applicability to Green Guide ratings and ISO 14001 certificates 27/05/2020 Reference to ISO 14001 removed - Whilst the same principle applies, the wording relating to product specification does not - See KBCN1401. 12/08/2021 Clarification regarding the validity of EPDs during QA submission and removal of reference to Green Guide ratings