NRMCA Verifies CalPortland Utilizing EPD Software
As a leading Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Program Operator for the concrete industry, NRMCA recently verified a system level Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) program for CalPortland Company. NRMCA verified 30 concrete mix designs from 12 plants in the California market. With this new EPD, Producer member CalPortland continues to be a leader when responding to sustainable design market criteria.
The EPD was developed based on a software tool developed by Athena Sustainable Materials Institute. Athena’s Ready Mixed Concrete EPD Calculator is a web-based tool for instant, custom environmental footprint data on ready mixed concrete products. The EPD Calculator generates results that can be used to complete EPDs and LCA reports. The software tool integrates LCA impacts with 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, CalPortland can generate EPDs on-demand from each of its 12 plants using the Athena tool. CalPortland EPDs can be found here. To date, the North American ready mixed concrete industry, including material suppliers, have 40 company verified EPDs with a total of 8,922 mixes, by far the largest total of any building product category.
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