NAPA EPD Program
Watch this video to learn more about how Emerald Eco-Label, NAPA's verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) tool, makes it easy to quantify the environmental impact of an asphalt mix.
NAPA's Verified EPD Tool
The green construction market is entering a new era with a focus on product transparency. As a result, green construction rating systems, such as LEED v4, Greenroads, INVEST, and Envision are increasingly structuring credits that encourage the use of products with life-cycle information communicated through Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) or that demonstrate through life-cycle assessment (LCA) a reduced environmental impact.
Program Goal and Objectives
The goal of the Emerald Eco-Label Program is to provide comprehensive and credible environmental data to customers (engineers, architects, specifiers, users, and producers). EPDs published through NAPA's program will allow decision makers to make informed comparisons among asphalt mixtures and ingredients, with the goal of improving the environmental impact of asphalt pavements.
The Emerald Eco-Label EPD tool is a North American EPD program for asphalt pavement mixtures. The program was developed in conformance with ISO 14025, which establishes principles and procedures for developing Type III environmental declaration programs, as well as European Committee for Standardization (CEN) EN 15804:2012, which transparently describes the potential environmental impacts of the described product caused during the identified stages.
An Emerald Eco-Label, NAPA verified EPD is a registered report that provides valuable, verifiable, and comparable information about the environmental performance of products in the asphalt industry.
For more detailed information regarding the NAPA EPD program and how it is operated, consult the General Program Instructions.
For more information about the Emerald Eco-Label program, please contact Kelly Kanaras, Associate Director of Member Programs.