NRMCA Introduces New System Level Environmental Product Declaration Program
NRMCA has verified a system level Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) program to help members meet new product transparency credits in green building standards. Benefiting from advances in software services, the ability to generate EPDs more efficiently is available to concrete producers. The program meets international standards for EPD verification and streamlines the verification process more efficiently which consists of reviewing life-cycle assessments (LCA) that are generated from the on-demand EPD software. Various software providers can integrate LCA impacts of mix designs to generate EPDs when desired. The software and underlying life cycle data for each mix is reviewed and verified prior to being published in NRMCA’s EPD program. From this point forward, concrete producers have the opportunity to generate EPDs on-demand from plants that integrate EPD software.
To learn more about the enterprise EPD software, a webinar is scheduled for Thursday, December 15, from 1 - 2 p.m. Eastern time. NRMCA will host Climate Earth and Martin Marietta as they discuss meeting new LEED v4 product transparency requirements with system verified EPDs. Click here to register.
Established in 2012, NRMCA’s EPD Program aims to help concrete producers and concrete product suppliers meet new requirements in green building rating systems such as LEED v4 and other standards, including the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products. As the leading Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Program Operator for the concrete industry, NRMCA has verified over 2,400 mix designs. And as part of the Build with Strength campaign, NRMCA promotes Strength Through Transparency for member and industry competitiveness in the green building marketplace and the trends toward product and company transparency.
For more information, contact James Bogdan at email@example.com or 412-420-4138.