Titan Concrete first East Coast player to issue EPD for ready mixed
- Published: Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:53
- Written by Concrete News
Source: Titan America LLC, Norfolk, Va.
Titan Concrete has announced a group of environmental product declarations for ready mixed formulations common among Florida customers, becoming the first producer in the state and second in the country to develop EPD using Product Category Rules (PCR) of the University of Washington/College of the Built Environment-hosted Carbon Leadership Forum.
“As leaders in sustainable construction, we constantly look for ways to adapt to changing times,” says Titan Florida Business Unit’s Kevin Baird, vice president of Concrete Products. “EPDs provide important information and value for our customers and business partners … data and services we know they need.”
An EPD is a standardized report of a life cycle assessment (LCA) based on a consensus-developed PCR. Sometimes compared with a food’s nutrition label, an EPD is designed to communicate the environmental impact of a product through its life cycle in a streamlined format. EPDs enable building designers to make educated decisions about the products they use, and align with the Materials and Resources section of LEED v4, the new rating system U.S. Green Building Council unveiled in November.
Titan Concrete EPDs have been third party verified by NSF Sustainability, a division of global independent public health organization NSF International. The documents are available at info.nsf.org.