Steelcon Announces First Product-Specific Type III
Environmental Product Declaration for SIN Beam
Toronto, Ontario (January 24, 2024) – Steelcon Group of Companies is pleased to announce that a product-specific Type III Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is now available for SIN Beam, a light and efficiently manufactured steel beam that can reduce the amount of steel required in a structure by up to 30 percent.
A Type III EPD is a third-party verified, registered document created following rigorous international standards that communicates a standard set of comprehensive information about a product’s environmental impact throughout its lifecycle. Steelcon’s SIN Beam EPD, published by EPD program provider Smart EPD, received independent external verification according to ISO 14025.
“EPDs play a key role in contributing towards the many green building certification programs available today,” said Steelcon President Danny Bianco. “Steelcon is pleased to be able to support the sustainability goals of our clients by providing them with the tools they need to make more informed and sustainable decisions about the products they use.”
Steelcon worked with premier carbon consultancy and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) specialists Mantle Developments to complete a detailed product LCA of SIN Beam’s production life cycle, from the initial raw materials through to transportation and manufacturing. Based on Mantle’s LCA, which received independent third-party critical review according to ISO 14044 and ISO 14071 standards, the SIN Beam EPD reports its impact in key environmental areas.
“Leaders in the construction space are increasingly requiring EPDs for the materials they purchase to confirm its carbon footprint and this type of disclosure is starting to be required in some jurisdictions and/or by some builders as EPDs can also help projects achieve a number of LEED points,” said Ryan Zizzo, CEO of Mantle Developments. “We’re thrilled to be supporting Steelcon in their decarbonization journey and helping them stay ahead of the green curve.”
This initial EPD represents a step forward in Steelcon’s commitment to providing structural steel solutions that address the environmental challenges of the building industry. Having this insight has allowed for further supply chain evaluation and highlighted opportunities to drive down the embodied carbon of SIN Beam even further.
The Steelcon SIN Beam EPD can be accessed on the Smart EPD platform at the following link: https://smartepd.com/epd-library/659479c23a4b1ed03242b2e9 and has also been pushed via API to the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (“EC3”) tool.
About Steelcon Group of Companies:
Steelcon is a group of structural steel companies that design, fabricate, and build industrial, commercial, institutional, and multi-residential construction projects. With more than 712,000 square feet of production space across five facilities strategically located in Canada and the U.S., Steelcon is providing the most innovative, highly engineered, and cost-effective structural steel solutions across the continent.
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