IERE's mission is to support fact based environmental decision-making. This mission takes on many forms and is realized in several key programs, which are targeted at specific areas in the industry and produce high quality work products. Currently these include:
Earthsure is IERE's LCA based environmental labeling program and is the first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) program in North America. Visit this page to learn more about EPDs, what they show, and steps to getting an EPD for your product.
The vision of the life cycle communities program is simple: government and business working together to make products and services that are more environmentally friendly, as measured by life cycle assessment.
Considering the life cycle of a product or system up and down its entire value chain can provide both internal and external stakeholders with a solid understanding of a product’s complete environmental impacts — from product development, sourcing, and manufacturing through distribution, marketing, use, and disposal. Exploring the resource use and emissions associated with an entire product life cycle can often reveal unexpected results in terms of where actual impacts occur.
IERE offers a variey of workshops, webinars, conferences and classes, all intended to further education and knowledge sharing around the life cycle science disciplines.