NRMCA Verifies Producer Member for System Level EPD Program
NRMCA has verified a system level Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) program for Producer member Concrete Supply Company. NRMCA has verified 209 concrete mix designs from eight plants generated by an EPD software tool developed to respond to product transparency credits in green building standards. The program meets international standards for EPD verification, but streamlines the verification process more efficiently. This consisted of reviewing life-cycle assessments (LCA) that was generated from an on-demand EPD software tool developed by Climate Earth. The software tool integrates LCA impacts with a mix design batch operating system to generate EPDs when desired. The software and underlying life cycle data for each plant was reviewed and verified by Sustainable Solutions Corporation, a verifier in NRMCA’s EPD program. From this point forward, Concrete Supply Co. can generate EPDs on-demand from each of its eight plants using the Climate Earth tool. Concrete Supply Co. EPDs can be found here.
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, 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 2,600 plant-specific mix designs from 12 companies and published an industry-wide EPD representing 2,519 plants and 88 companies.
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.
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