Environmental Product Declaration catalyst LEED v4 set for fall launch

Sources: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

A new version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system, incentivizing building material or product suppliers to detail their processing or manufacturing methods, is on track for a 2013 Greenbuild Conference and Expo rollout.

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NRMCA certifies industry’s first Environmental Product Declaration for concrete

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Central Concrete Supply Inc., San Jose, Calif.; CP staff

The first NRMCA-certified Environmental Product Declaration covers nearly 1,500 concrete mixes produced at eight San Francisco Bay Area plants owned and operated by Central Concrete.

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Net zero Walgreens prototype rises with CalStar masonry units

Sources: Walgreen Co., Deerfield, Ill.; CP staff

Fly ash-bound brick and paver producer CalStar Products Inc. in Racine, Wis., is among suppliers to what retail giant Walgreen believes will be the nation’s first net zero energy store—engineered to produce an amount of power equal to or greater than what it consumes.

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CalStar cites first Environmental Product Declaration for unit masonry

Sources: CalStar Products Inc., Racine, Wis.; CP staff

Fly ash-bound brick and paver producer CalStar has completed a life cycle assessment (LCA) and published an Environmental Product Declaration for its building brick, while achieving Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT) Product Certification Platinum for all current products.

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Five Investment Firms Raise $15 Million For Fly Ash Brick/Paver Proprietor CalStar

San Francisco venture capital fund Nth Power has led an equity financing round for CalStar Products, which opened 2010 dedicating an inaugural Fly Ash Brick/Paver plant in Caledonia, Wis

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