In an effort to further increase transparency, CarbonCure Technologies and partners have begun publishing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) with the masonry industry’s new Product Category Rule (PCR). According to a press release:
ASTM worked closely with the NCMA EPD Task Force to develop the PCR, which was released this past December. The NCMA EPD Task Force was made up of members from across the masonry industry, including representatives from many of CarbonCure’s partners such as Anchor an Oldcastle Company, Brampton Brick, and A. Jandris & Sons ... CarbonCure is excited to see the NCMA take an active role in propelling the transparency movement forward. The new PCR allows for the rules of a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) to be more tailored to concrete masonry products, which provides specifiers with more detailed information when comparing products. This comparability is particularly useful when looking to complete the calculations for the Materials & Resources credits under the new LEEDv4 rating system.