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The City of Portland’s 2016 Sustainable Supply Chain Analysis identified construction services as the top spend category contributing to the City’s supply chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Within construction services, concrete is one of the most GHG-intensive materials typically used on City construction projects, with concrete production comprising up to 5% of global CO2 emissions. By requiring product-specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and using those EPDs to select lower impact mixes for Portland Cement Concrete, the City seeks to reduce GHG emissions associated with concrete use on City projects.
For questions about the Concrete EPD Initiative, please contact Procurement Services Sustainable Procurement Program staff.
New Environmental Product Declaration requirements for concrete on City construction projects
Responses to public comments received February-April 2019 on the proposed concrete EPD requirements
Oregon DEQ and OCAPA program supporting concrete producers developing concrete EPDs