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Health Product Declaration group eyes standardization

Sustainable design education services provider GreenCE, Inc. has partnered with the non-profit Health Product Declaration Collaborative to develop third-party verification and quality assurance consulting protocols for the Health Product Declaration (HPD), an open-standard format for reporting product content and associated health information for building products and materials.

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CERTIFICATION SPECIALIST OFFERS TARGET, TWO-TIER EPD PROGRAM

A leading third-party certifier for the green building industry, SCS Global Services has enhanced its Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Health Product Declaration (HPD) support program. The enhancements are designed to more effectively fulfill what SCS contends is the promise of transparency, accuracy, scientific credibility, and comparability offered by these product declaration tools, while remaining flexible and responsive to the needs of individual companies.

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PLYCEM ADDS FIBER CEMENT SIDING IN SAINT-GOBAIN DEAL

Paris-based Saint-Gobain anticipates a firstquarter 2014 closing on the sale of its RoaringRiver, N.C.; Terre Haute, Ind.; and, WhiteCity, Ore., fiber cement siding facilities toAlpharetta, Ga.-based Plycem USA Inc., whichdistributes fiber cement trim sourced from aCosta Rica plant.

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BASF DEBUTS CONCRETE MIXTURE EPD DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

BASF Construction Chemicals’ Admixture Systems business haslaunched a third-party, critically reviewed Environmental ProductDeclaration Manager tool for concrete, enabling preparation ofcustomer-specific EPDs to help producers communicate mixtures’environmental performance and attributes.

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ATLAS ASSETS SUIT BRAMPTON BRICK

Canada’s second largest clay unit operator,Brampton Brick, anticipates an early-2014closing on the assets of concrete building andhardscape producer, Atlas Block, includinga Hillsdale, Ontario, flagship plant. The $12million–$14 million transaction is throughcourt-appointed receiver KPMG Inc., and allowsthe suitor to add concrete masonry capacity andtake advantage of cost-saving synergies by consolidatingproduction of similar items.

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