Lehigh Hanson aligns with supply chain-wise Building Transparency

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Lehigh Hanson is the newest pilot partner in Building Transparency, a Silicon Valley-backed nonprofit organization that provides open access data and tools supporting broad and swift industry action on embodied carbon. The concrete, cement and aggregates giant aims to support advanced supply chain knowledge “for a better building future.” 

Instead of focusing on one single solution in the journey to carbon neutrality, notes Lehigh Hanson CEO Chris Ward, “We must use multiple levers to achieve our ambitious sustainability goals. Joining Building Transparency’s [Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator] EC3 manufacturing pilot partnership allows us to realize improved transparency, better assess life cycles and refine carbon accounting, which all help further efforts to achieve our emissions reduction targets.”

“We believe Lehigh Hanson’s deep industry experience, specifically in the cement and concrete categories, will lend crucial expertise to our pilot program,” adds Building Transparency Chair and Executive Director Stacy Smedley. “EC3 allows for comparing building products and selecting low-carbon options, which is only possible through a robust database of digitized, third party verified environmental product declarations. Contributions from a leading supplier like Lehigh Hanson are invaluable to the establishment of improved industry standards and best practices.”

Building Transparency hosts a portal for the free EC3 tool, which allows carbon factor assessment and benchmarking in project specifications and emphasizes upfront supply chain emissions attending materials or products. Directors of the Seattle-based organization include representatives of technology top guns Amazon, Autodesk, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce. Building Transparency organizers joined carbon accounting interests for the 2019 premier of EC3, spawning a library of thousands of digitized environmental product declarations. — www.buildingtransparency.org

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