Building contract-rich GSA to require concrete, asphalt EPD submittals

Published by Concrete Products: A new General Services Administration standard targeting low embodied concrete on federal projects will require contractors to provide environmental product declarations (EPD), where available, from ready mixed or precast suppliers. It compels procurement of concrete exhibiting production stage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at levels 20 percent below national averages for compressive strength classes. The targets in GSA’s March 2022 “Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Standards” reflect a 20 percent reduction from the GWP (CO2e) limits that New Buildings Institute proposes in “Lifecycle GHG Impacts in Building Codes” (January 2022).

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