Environmental Product Declarations
CalCIMA members are essential to California’s sustainable development and decarbonization goals, and they are industry leaders in environmental innovation through carbon reduction initiatives and the use of renewable energy. The importance of transparency is a key component to providing materials that are critical to our infrastructure and safe for the communities we build and live in.
Environmental Production Declarations (EPDs) account for the energy and emission reductions during the production of concrete, asphalt, and aggregates. They provide a universally accepted way to account for emission reductions and sustainability efforts.
So, CalCIMA is teaming up with Associate Members Climate Earth and WAP Sustainability Consulting to help members with the creation and implementation of EPDs. We will be hosting two free educational webinars in November to help our members navigate the process. Please reach out to Stephanie Pridmore for more information.
PREFERRED EPD PROVIDERS
Below are several resources and information to assist members.
EPD Overview – A presentation from Trinity Consultants
Aggregates – National Stone Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) – carbon calculator
Asphalt – National Asphalt Pavement Association – EPD Program
Concrete – National Ready Mixed Concrete Association – EPD Program
Caltrans – EPD program
CA Dept. of General Services – Buy Clean California Act
General Services Administration – Low Carbon Concrete & Asphalt (link not working)
Federal Highway Administration – Sustainable Pavements Program
Federal Highway Administration – Climate Challenge
Federal Highway Administration – EPDs and Product Category Rules
USEPA – Climate Change and Construction Materials and Product