NRMCA Produces Second Version of EPD to Expand Member Participation
NRMCA is now producing Version 2 of its industry wide environmental product declaration (IW-EPD) in order to include additional member participants. In addition, at the request of architects and engineers, NRMCA will include 24 lightweight mix designs on top of the 48 normal weight mix designs included in version 1 of the IW-EPD. NRMCA and its consultant, Athena Sustainable Materials Institute (Athena), have successfully received plant operations data from v2 participants and are moving forward with calculating life cycle impacts. Therefore, once the IW-EPD v2 project is complete, there will be a total 88 concrete producers delivering 72 mix designs from approximately 2,650 plants nationally. This represents the majority of concrete production for the building construction industry and continues concrete’s leadership position for product transparency.
Facilitating the IW-EPD v2 and other company-specific EPDs is a member benefit program to prepare the concrete industry in responding to green building standards. It is also as a value-add in NRMCA’s Build with Strength campaign to establish concrete as the material of choice for low and mid-rise construction.
If you have questions about the program, contact James Bogdan of NRMCA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-420-4138.