Ready mixed producers open Industry-Wide EPD 4.0 survey

Published by admin on

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CMCM staff

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is accepting through October 6 applications for producers to contribute data underpinning the Industry-Wide Environmental Product Declaration Version 4.0 (IW-EPD v4) and Benchmark Report. The new document will feature carbon dioxide emissions and other environmental impacts or metrics attending more than 100 mix designs, including air-entrained and non-air-entrained concretes plus a new high-strength category (> 8,000 psi); and, subregional benchmarks to help local or state specifiers and policymakers set appropriate carbon reduction goals for concrete procurement. 

The revised declaration will span 100-plus standard and high performance concretes, up from the 72 mixes referenced in the IW-EPD v3.1.

NRMCA published the first IW-EPD in 2013, arming ready mixed producers for an environmental impact reporting era then in its infancy. The IW-EPD 4.0 and Benchmark Report will augment producers now addressing widespread adoption of reporting requirements in public and private construction. Applications for IW-EPD v4 participation can be obtained here. Additional information can be obtained from NRMCA Manager, Codes and Sustainability Programs Matthew Lemay, 847/323-0413.

Related article
FHWA: Most states endorse EPD for Sustainable Project Delivery