January 14, 2014
BASF introduces EPD development service for concrete mixtures
New, third-party validated tool enables BASF to assist concrete producers in developing EPD labels
The Admixture Systems business of BASF’s Construction Chemicals division today announces the launch of a
third-party critically reviewed Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Manager tool for concrete. This tool enables BASF to create customer
specific EPDs for concrete to help communicate the environmental
performance of their mixtures.
In addition to developing the EPD content through its EPD Manager tool,
BASF provides a seamless process for the third-party critical review and
registration of the final EPD document through the Program Operator. The
final high-quality EPD can be submitted to architects and engineers.
Often compared to nutrition labels, EPDs are third-party verified reports
published by product manufacturers that provide quality assured and
comparable information regarding environmental performance of their
products. These declarations enable building designers to compare the
environmental performance of products that fulfill the same function to make
educated decisions about the products they use.
With its EPD development capabilities, BASF can help concrete producers
meet LEED v4 requirements for the new materials and resources credit.
“We are excited to further support our concrete producer customers by
providing a streamlined, technically advanced process to help them develop specific concrete mixture EPDs,” said Juan Alfonso Garcia, Vice President of
BASF’s Admixture Systems business in North America. “Many of our
customers may want to provide EPDs and better communicate and quantify
the environmental impacts of their mixtures. This tool allows us to assist our
customers through that process.”
The BASF tool has been independently verified by NSF International and
complies with the North American Product Category Rules (PCR) for ISO
14025 Type III Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) developed by the
Carbon Leadership Forum.
The EPD Manager tool is the newest element of BASF’s portfolio of products
and services for sustainable construction, including Eco-Efficiency Analysis.
For more information:
Sample EPD for Concrete
Technology in Focus (Additional EPD Information)
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Marketing Communications Manager for Admixture Systems
(cement additives, concrete admixtures and underground construction)