NORFOLK, VA., December 18, 2013 – Officials at Titan Concrete announced today that the company will be the first in the state of Florida and only the second in the United States to produce environmental product declarations (EPDs) using the Carbon Leadership Forum’s Product Category Rules (PCR).
An EPD is a standardized report of a life cycle assessment (LCA) based on the rules established in a 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 and comparable format. EPDs enable building designers to make educated decisions about the products they use. EPDs also support the LEED v4 initiatives under the new materials and resources credit.
“As leaders in sustainable construction, we constantly look for ways to adapt to changing times,” said Kevin Baird, Vice President of Concrete Products for the Florida Business Unit. “We know providing EPDs for our products provides important information and value for our customers and business partners – we’re providing data and services we know they need.”
Titan Concrete EPDs have been third party verified by NSF Sustainability, a division of global independent public health organization NSF International. More information about Titan Concrete’s EPDs is available at http://info.nsf.org/Certified/Sustain/listings.asp?ProdCat=EPD