ClarkDietrich Becomes the First Steel Framing Manufacturer to Issue Certified Environmental Product Declarations
ClarkDietrich, the largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing in North America, announced July 2015 a milestone in its ongoing commitment to supplying high-quality, environmentally responsible products. ClarkDietrich received third party-verified ISO-compliant Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its complete steel product portfolio.
An EPD is a standardized, internationally recognized, comprehensive tool for providing information on a product’s environmental impact. Verified by a third party, information in the document is based on an ISO-compliant Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). This detailed analysis considers all processes in the life cycle of a product, including raw material extraction and refining, energy use and efficiency during manufacture, in addition to transportation methods.
Sustainable practices are considered at all levels of the company. ClarkDietrich recycles 100 percent of steel waste at its manufacturing facilities and employs a technical team that includes numerous LEED accredited professionals, while product development consciously engages optimal use of material, as well as ease of construction.
As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, we are fundamentally committed to manufacturing quality products that are environmentally responsible, and at all levels of our company we are continually working to develop greener building practices.
Under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED v4 green building rating system, major changes were introduced to the Materials and Resources category. Specifically, LEED v4 seeks more transparency around the environmental and health impacts of building materials and products. ClarkDietrich’s products contribute directly towards achieving Building Product Disclosure and Optimization credits in LEED v4.
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ClarkDietrich's Health Product Declarations (HPDs)
- Contact ClarkDietrich Technical Services at (888) 437-3244 for any questions about ClarkDietrich's EPDs, HPDs or LEED® Credits.
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