The LEED v4.1 draft introduced number of changes to the EPD credits. While some of the changes were clear improvements, according to our review the net result is that the text, as written, will disqualify almost all product-specific EPDs. This is because internal and external critical reviews are not part of normal EPD process.

We for one certainly hope that this matter be addressed - and to be fair I also expect it will as it looks like an unintended consequence.

The review is a bit long for a forum post, so here goes: