NORFOLK, VA -- Officials at Titan Concrete announced that the company will be the first in the state of Florida and only the second in the United States to produce environmental product declarations (EPDs) using the Carbon Leadership Forum's Product Category Rules (PCR).
An EPD is a standardized report of a life cycle assessment (LCA) based on the rules established in a PCR. Sometimes compared with a food's nutrition label, an EPD is designed to communicate the environmental impact of a product through its life cycle in a streamlined and comparable format. EPDs enable building designers to make educated decisions about the products they use. EPDs also support the LEED v4 initiatives under the new materials and resources credit.
"As leaders in sustainable construction, we constantly look for ways to adapt to changing times," said Kevin Baird, Vice President of Concrete Products for the Florida Business Unit. "We know providing EPDs for our products provides important information and value for our customers and business partners - we're providing data and services we know they need."
Titan Concrete EPDs have been third party verified by NSF Sustainability, a division of global independent public health organization NSF International. More information about Titan Concrete's EPDs is available at http://info.nsf.org/Certified/Sustain/listings.asp?ProdCat=EPD. Information about Titan America is available at www.titanamerica.com.
Titan Concrete, a business of Titan America LLC, provides ready-mixed concrete and concrete block throughout the state of Florida. Titan America LLC is a leading environmentally- and socially-progressive heavy building materials company doing business in the eastern United States. Our products include cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, concrete block, fly ash and minerals beneficiation equipment. Our parent company, Titan Cement Company, S.A., headquartered in Athens, Greece, is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, a group of companies committed to sustainable and socially responsible business practices and is a core member of the Global Cement Sustainability Initiative. We have been in operation since 1902 and remain a family-led business with a values-oriented, people-focused culture.