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With the European Green Deal, the European Union has defined savings and transformation targets that, among other things, provide for the greatest possible transparency across product supply chains in order to achieve circular economic cycles. The digital product passport is a scalable concept on the part of the industry to optimize the emerging, mandatory data transfer. ZVEI, the Association of the Electrical and Digital Industry based in Frankfurt am Main, is using a showcase to demonstrate how the Digital Product Passport for electrical installation products can be used to create transparency, reduce CO2 emissions and increase competitiveness, for example by making the product carbon footprint (PCF) available digitally along the entire value chain.

The showcase was developed by 16 ZVEI member companies and aims to illustrate how the concept can contribute to more sustainable buildings. As an example, the showcase displays the carbon footprint of each individual product installed in the electrical installation of a residential building, as well as for the entire installation. In the future, the integration of much more data from the supply chain through to manuals for the installer is conceivable. This means that the relevant data is not only always directly available, it also saves paper. The digital product passport for electrical installation products is based on the proven and internationally standardized administration shell model (AAS, Asset Administration Shell).

However, the showcase is not only intended to illustrate possible solutions for upcoming legal requirements. The association also wants to initiate a dialog with value-added partners in order to establish the digital product passport across all industries.