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OES Webinar: Sustainability and Why EPD’s for Concrete will be a big deal

May 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenter:    James Bogdan, Senior Director, Sustainability Initiatives – Structures and Sustainability

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Presenter Bio:        

James Bogdan is the Senior Director, Sustainability Initiatives for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.  Based in the greater Pittsburgh area he helps NRMCA members meet evolving sustainability-related requirements in building construction standards, sustainability initiatives including product sustainability and transparency, responsible sourcing, and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. James also assists with developing strategies that will support concrete’s position within standards development and manages a variety of education and certification programs for the association

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presentation Summary:

An Environmental Product Declaration, or EPD, is an independently verified and registered document that communicates comparable information about a prescribed range of life-cycle environmental impacts of products.  In the past, construction materials could contribute to earning LEED credit based on a single attribute like recycled content, rapid renewability, or regional materials.  Today, a more holistic approach is necessary for garnering credits for more favorable environmental impacts.  This webinar will discuss the NRMCA industry-wide EPD program and how it can be used by concrete producers to demonstrate compliance with current requirements of green building standards.

– Trends and specific drivers of transparency

– What are EPDs

– EPD Process

– Drivers of EPDs

– EPD in LEED rating system

– Product Disclosure in construction documents

– EPD market activity

– Final thoughts and Q&A

Join Zoom Meeting


Dial: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 870 1254 6561
Passcode: 898106
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Our seminar is offered as a no cost, value-added service to all WRMCA current members.  This is the sixth webinar in a series to address separate topics regarding compliance and safety guidelines, changing regulations as well as a review of existing regulations.



May 19, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm