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NRMCA Joins the ''2030 Challenge for Products''

The ''2030 Challenge for Products'', issued by Architecture 2030, builds on the widely adopted original 2030 Challenge, which calls for the operation of all new buildings and major renovations to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA) partners with the "2030 Challenge for Products", a global challenge to specify and manufacture products that meet a carbon footprint of 30 percent below the product average (through 2014). The reduction will slowly increase reaching 35 percent in 2014; 35 percent in 2015; 40 percent in 2020; 45 percent in 2025 and 50 percent in 2030.

In support of the challenge, the NRMCA has also become an Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) Program Operator and will facilitate the development and verification of EPDs, as well as establish industry baselines for concrete.

EPDs are third-party verified (certified) reports published by product manufacturers. The reports provide quality assured and comparable information regarding environmental performance of their products.

As a program operator the NRMCA has assisted in the development of a Product Category Rule (PCR), which provides instructions on how to conduct and report EPDs.

NRMCA President, Robert Garbini said, ''Through NRMCA's participation in the process of establishing industry baselines and facilitating the movement toward product reporting through EPDs, we hope to accelerate the concrete industry's movement toward meeting the 2030 Challenge.''

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