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Ohio Ready Mix Producer Retroactively Participates in IW-EPD

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The Cleveland facility of Rockport Ready Mix, Rockport, OH, has been added to the NRMCA industry average environmental product declaration (IW-EPD). Citing market interest and green building criteria to pursue retroactive participation, Rockport can now utilize the IW-EPD and the online participant directory to demonstrate compliance with green building inquires. Requests from architects, engineers, LEED consultants and general contractors pertaining to reporting environmental impact of building materials are on the rise. The IW-EPD and participating companies and plants can be found here.

The retroactive process requires collecting 12 months of plant operations data across many categories such as material purchases and transportation distances, on-site energy consumption, fleet fuel use, water use and other environmental data such as air emissions, water effluents and waste generation. Afterward, NRMCA’s consultant, Athena, adds the data to the previously collected dataset which came from approximately 150 companies and 2,000 plant participants across the United States.

The trend in reporting company and product environmental, social and governance practices is growing and, with environmental impact criteria being discovered in green building construction documents and specifications, procurement decisions are leaning beyond price and performance. Raw material suppliers that demonstrate a lower embodied carbon for their customers can provide them increasing business opportunities in the future.

Integral to 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 support, training, sustainability strategy planning or program development, contact James Bogdan at or 412-420-4138.


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