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 Master Builders Solutions EPD service include?
Our team of experts will create an EPD report and provide a seamless process to completion. Master Builders Solutions 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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