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Software Registration Process

Overview

The Emerald Eco-Label software allows asphalt mix producers to develop and publish verified plant-specific EPDs for asphalt mixtures produced in the United States. The software is hosted on a third-party, secure website. The software was developed for Google Chrome but should work on most web browsers.

Number of EPDs: The per-plant fee covers the initial development and future revisions for an unlimited number of EPDs produced by the asphalt plant. Each plant-produced asphalt mix design or job-mix formula should have its own EPD.

Duration: Access to the software is tied to the period of validity for the PCR that’s in effect when access for a plant is purchased. Version 2 of the PCR took effect on April 1, 2022 and will expire on March 31, 2027. EPDs generated by Version 2 of the software will expire on March 31, 2027. After that date, EPDs generated by the tool will no longer be valid. The pricing schedule is provided below.
 

Industry Average Initiative

* The deadline to submit benchmarking data closed on June 15. We are planning to re-open the benchmarking submittal period in late 2023. You can get ahead by reading the fact sheet, taking the training webinar, and compiling your benchmarking data using the data gathering spreadsheet.  

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provdes more than $4 billion to federal, state, and local agencies to pay for the differential cost or an incentive for the use of construction materials and products that have substantially lower levels of embodied carbon emissions as compared to estimated industry averages. Through this initiative, we will develop industry averages that can be used for projects funded by the IRA. 

Industry Average Intitiatve Fact Sheet Learn how to participate in the industry average benchmarking initiative at no cost. 

Industry Average Training Webinar - This training video and the associated quiz are required for all users who want to participate in the industry average benchmarking initiative. Additional training videos are required only for users who plan to develop plant-specific, product-specific EPDs under a paid subscription (see below for more information). 
 

How to Get Started

1. Visit the web-based Emerald Eco-Label EPD software website.

2. Create a user profile. The Emerald Eco-Label software uses single sign-on (SSO) to connect via NAPA login credentials. New users should set up a username and password on the NAPA website. You can either do this before creating a user profile on the Emerald Eco-Label website, or during the process of creating a user profile on the Emerald Eco-Label website. You do not have to be a NAPA member to establish a username and password on the NAPA website or the Emerald Eco-Label website. 

3. Watch the Industry Average Training Webinar and pass the associated quiz to participate in the industry average benchmarking initiative. Watch two additional training webinars and pass the associated quizzes for full access to the EPD software. The training webinars and quizzes are linked near the bottom of this page.  

4. Log in to the Emerald Eco-Label website and create an Organization. 

5. Create and purchase access for your asphalt plant(s). Your NAPA membership status is automatically determined based on your NAPA login credentials. 

6. Compile the data needed for your plant(s) and mix designs using the Data Gathering Spreadsheet. Use this spreadsheet to streamline the data entry process by putting all your information in one place. 

7. Purchase access for any plants you'd like to develop plant-specific, product-specific EPDs. Your NAPA membership status is automatically determined based on your NAPA login credentials. 

* Access to the software will be available until the PCR expires on March 31, 2027. No refunds will be given for plants that close prior to March 31, 2027.

Your company will need to designate a primary/technical contact. This person is responsible for ensuring and affirming that all people assigned roles to enter data in the software are properly trained and understand the software. To ensure credibility and accuracy of generated EPDs, the primary/technical contact is required to view two training webinars on the Emerald Eco-Label EPD tool and pass a test before being granted access to the software tool. These webinars are available below.


Training Webinars

Required Webinars for the Primary Contact

1. Environmental Product Declarations: What they are and how to use them
Access this free webinar on the NAPA store and take the quiz. This webinar is required for the Primary Contact of each Organization and recommended for all other users. 

2. How to Use Version 2 of Emerald Eco-Label: NAPA's EPD Tool
Access this free webinar on the NAPA store and take the quiz. This webinar is required for the Primary Contact of each Organization and recommended for all other users. 

Additional Webinars

1. Industry Average Training Webinar
Access this free webinar on the NAPA store and take the quiz. This webinar is required for all users who would like to participate in the industry average benchmarking initiative. 

2. How to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts with the Emerald Eco-Label Optimizer
Access this free webinar on the NAPA store. This webinar is recommended for all Emerald Eco-Label users. 


Downloads

EPD Software Instructions: User Manual for Version 1 of the Emerald Eco-Label software.

Data Gathering Sheet v5: This version of the Data Gathering Spreadsheet has all of the required inputs for the industry average bechmarking initiative and portable plants. 

Version 2 EPD Software Instructions – Coming soon!

 

Still have questions? 

Do you have questions you just can't find the answer to? Be sure to check out our Program Documents and FAQs. For any other questions about registering or using the Emerald Eco-Label software, please contact us