Third-party validated tools and services allow Master Builders Solutions to evaluate and compare the sustainability of products to help construction professionals make informed decisions. Information about Master Builders Solutions' Eco-Efficiency Analysis and Environmental Product Declarations service is below.
Eco-Efficiency Analysis for concrete mixtures
- An “Ecological Footprint ” which provides a normalized environmental comparison of different product alternatives analyzed with standardized environmental categories.
- An “Eco-Efficiency Portfolio” which considers social and statistical weighting factors to develop a single ecological impact for each concrete mixture balanced and plotted against the cost for each alternative mix. The most economical and ecological concrete mixes move directionally toward the upper right quadrant in the Eco-Efficiency Analysis portfolio. In this case, Concrete Mix 4 is shown as the most Eco-Efficient alternative.
An example Eco-Efficiency Analysis for Green Sense Concrete is highlighted above.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Service for Concrete
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an ISO 14025 Type III environmental label that presents relevant and verified environmental information about goods and services, in this instance concrete, from a life cycle perspective. Each concrete EPD reports cradle-to-gate environmental impacts for a cubic meter of concrete. EPD are often compared to nutrition labels for food products. However, the EPD presents environmental impacts rather than nutritional facts.
What does the BASF EPD service include?
Our team of experts will create an EPD report and provide a seamless process to completion. BASF manages the entire process, including life cycle assessment based on a concrete producer’s mixture design, submission for third-party critical review and registration of the final document through the Program Operator. A final, professionally developed registered EPD will be placed on the Program Operator’s website and is available through a unique URL on the producer’s website.
Learn more about
Product Category Rules (PCR)
for concrete by visiting
Carbon Leadership Forum
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Material Transparency Reports
Material Transparency Reports which are also referred to as Ingredient Reports and Manufacturer Inventory Reports are developed to provide transparency of substances used in the manufacture of finished products. A movement toward healthier buildings continues to grow requiring manufacturers to disclose the potential health impacts of all substances used in the creation of their products.
Master Builders Solutions can provide certified Manufacturer Inventory Reports for all products. The GreenCircle Certified documents meet the stringent LEED v4 requirements for the Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients credit and are equivalent to Health Product Declarations, Cradle-to-Cradle, Manufacturer Inventory Reports using GreenScreen benchmark evaluation and Declare.
The certified Master Builders Solutions Product Compliance Management System assesses the hazards of all the ingredients that make up a product, including impurities providing full disclosure of all potential hazards associated with every product.
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