Company
George Reed, Inc. is an asphalt mixture producer.
Table Mountain Hot Plant
5695 Obyrnes Ferry Road
Jamestown, CA
This EPD reports the impacts for 2018-TM-004D-VSS-64-10-R15, a Dense Graded Superpave 3/4" NMAS asphalt mixture which can be incorporated as part of the structure for a roadway, parking lot and recreational pavement and meets mix specifications provided for its application. This asphalt mixture is categorized as a hot mix. This asphalt mixture was produced within a temperature range of 280.0 to 325.0 °F.
Product Description
An Environmental Product Declaration
for Asphalt Mixtures
Declaration Number:
19.55.47 v5
Date of Issue:
Mar 27, 2019
Emerald EcoLabel Version:
1.1.0
Period of Validity:
Jan 31, 2022
This declaration is an environmental product declaration in accordance with ISO 14025:20061 Type III environmental performance labels and European Committee for Standardization (CEN) EN 15804:20122, which transparently describes the potential environmental impacts of the described product caused during the identified stages. The data specific to this product can be found on page 3 of this document.
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Life Cycle Assessment
DECLARED UNIT
The declared unit is 1 short ton of an asphalt mixture
(UNSPSC Code 30111509: Asphalt Based Concrete) as defined
as “a plant-produced composite material of aggregates,
asphalt binder, and other materials.”3
LIFE CYCLE PHASES
This EPD covers the raw material supply, transport, and
production life cycle phases (A1-A3). It does not include
construction (placement and compaction), use, maintenance,
rehabilitation, or the end-of-life life cycle phases (phases A4, A5,
B1-7, and C1-4).4
Materials (A1):
This stage includes raw material extraction,
refining, and energy production.
Transport (A2):
This stage includes transport of raw materials to
the asphalt plant.
Production (A3):
This stage comprises all plant operations
involved in the production of asphalt mixtures. Data for this
stage is plant-specific.
LIFE CYCLE INVENTORY
This EPD was created using plant-specific data for asphalt mix
production of the manufacturing life cycle phase. Potential
variations due to asphalt mixture design, supplier locations,
manufacturing processes, efficiencies, and fuel use are
accounted for in this EPD. All other upstream data sources were
prescribed and are publicly available and freely accessible to
ensure transparency and comparability. Use of the prescribed
data sources ensures comparability among the EPDs developed
by limiting any variability due to differences in the upstream
data within the system boundaries.5
Environmental Impacts
The life cycle impact assessment results are relative expressions
and do not predict actual impacts on category endpoints,
the exceeding of thresholds, safety margins, or risks.
INTERPRETATION
The information presented in this EPD can be used to model
the environmental impacts of asphalt mixtures purposed to be
part of (but not limited to) roadway, parking lot or recreational
pavements. This EPD alone does not provide the environmental
impacts of the entire pavement structure itself and does not
make any statements that the product covered by the EPD is
better or worse than any other product.
Comparison of the environmental performance of asphalt
mixtures using EPD information shall be based on the product’s
performance and function, and therefore EPDs shall not be
used for comparability purposes when the asphalt mixture
performance and functions are not the same.
NAPA verified
asphalt mixture EPDs that are expected to meet the same
performance and function can be compared.
EPDs of other
programs may not be comparable because they could be
calculated using a different PCR.
ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION
None
DECLARATION OF LIMITATIONS
This EPD reports the results of a cradle-to-gate LCA for asphalt
mixtures. This EPD may be used as a data input for full life cycle
assessments to compare the environmental impacts of different
asphalt roadway, parking lot, or recreational pavement design
alternatives.
DATA GAPS
None
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Results of the LCA – Resource Use
PARAMETER
UNIT
A1
A2
A3
PERE
MJ, net calorific value
0.81
0
579
PERM
MJ, net calorific value
0
0
0
PERT
MJ, net calorific value
0.81
0
579
PENRE
MJ, net calorific value
0
348
358
PENRM
MJ, net calorific value
1.75e+03
0
0
PENRT
MJ, net calorific value
1.75e+03
348
358
SM
Kg
151
0
0
RSF
MJ, net calorific value
0
0
0
NRSF
MJ, net calorific value
0
0
0.0333
FW
M3
0
0
0.00409
PERE
Use of renewable primary energy excluding renewable
primary energy resources used as raw materials
PERM
Use of renewable primary energy resources used as
raw materials
PERT
Total use of renewable primary energy resources
(primary energy and primary energy resources used
as raw materials)
PENRE
Use of non renewable primary energy excluding non
renewable primary energy resources used as raw
materials
PENRM
Use of non renewable primary energy resources used
as raw materials
PENRT
Total use of non renewable primary energy resources
(primary energy and primary energy resources used
as raw materials)
SM
Use of secondary materials
RSF
Use of renewable secondary fuels
NRSF
Use of non renewable secondary fuels
FW
Net use of fresh water
Results of the LCA – Output Flows and Waste Categories
PARAMETER
UNIT
A1
A2
A3
HWD
Kg
MND*
MND*
0
NHWD
Kg
MND*
MND*
0
RWD
Kg
MND*
MND*
0
CRU
Kg
0
0
0
MFR
Kg
0
0
0
MET
Kg
0
0
0
EEE
MJ, net calorific value
0
0
0
EET
MJ, net calorific value
0
0
0
HWD
Disposed-of hazardous waste
NHWD
Disposed-of non-hazardous waste
RWD
Disposed-of radioactive waste
CRU
Components for reuse
MFR
Materials for recycling
MET
Materials for energy recovery
EEE
Exported electrical energy
EET
Exported thermal energy
*Module Not Disclosed: Insufficient data available to calculate this value
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An Environmental Product Declaration for Asphalt Mixtures
Results of the LCA – Environmental Impact, TRACI
PARAMETER
UNIT
A1
A2
A3
Global Warming Air,
incl. Biogenic Carbon
[kg CO2-Equiv.]
19.7
3.57
2.86
Ozone Depletion Air
[kg CFC 11-Equiv.]
4.14e-09
1.51e-10
2.1e-11
Acidification
[kg SO2-Equiv.]
0.115
0.0174
0.00693
Eutrophication
[kg N-Equiv.]
0.00686
0.00113
0.000433
Smog Air
[kg 03-Equiv.]
2.06
0.547
0.275
Abiotic Depletion for
Fossil Resources
[MJ surplus energy]
MND*
MND*
MND*
Results of the LCA – Environmental Impact, CML
PARAMETER
UNIT
A1
A2
A3
Global Warming
Potential
[kg CO2-Equiv.]
20.1
3.59
2.7
Ozone Layer Depletion
Potential
[kg R11-Equiv.]
2.99e-09
1.38e-10
1.91e-11
Acidification Potential
[kg SO2-Equiv.]
0.0965
0.0129
0.00507
Eutrophication
Potential
[kg Phosphate-Equiv.]
0.0109
0.00289
0.00122
Photochem. Ozone
Creation Potential
[kg Ethene-Equiv.]
0.0123
0.000639
0.00486
Abiotic Depletion
[kg Sb-Equiv.]
MND*
MND*
MND*
Abiotic Depletion for
Abiotic Depletion for
Fossil Resources
[MJ surplus energy]
MND*
MND*
MND*
*Module Not Disclosed: Insufficient data available to calculate this value
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References
1 ISO 14025:2006 Environmental labels and declarations - Type 3 environmental declarations - Principles and procedures
2 EN 15804-2012 Sustainability of Construction Works, Environmental Product Declarations, Core rules for the product category
of construction products
3, 4, 5 Product Category Rules for Asphalt Mixtures, Version 1.0 dated 1/31/2017 Page 8, 10-12, 16-19
DECLARED PRODUCT
2018-TM-004D-VSS-64-10-R15, an asphalt mix for Dense Graded Superpave 3/4" NMAS
DECLARATION
OWNER
George Reed, Inc.
Greg Reader
(209) 247-8856
greg.reader@georgereed.com
PROGRAM
OPERATOR
National Asphalt Pavement Association
6406 Ivy Lane, Suite 350
Greenbelt, MD 20770
301-731-4748
www.AsphaltPavement.org/EPD
LCA AND
EPD TOOL
DEVELOPER
Trisight
906-370-4624
www.trisightengineering.com
INDEPENDENT
VERIFIERS
WAP Sustainability Consulting
855-452-2522
www.wapsustainability.com
The data and declarations produced by the EPD tool was externally,
independently verified in accordance with ISO14044, and ISO14025, and
the referenced PCR.
PRODUCT CATEGORY RULE
Product Category Rules for Asphalt Mixtures Version 1.0 dated 1/1/2017,
www.AsphaltPavement.org/PCR
THE PCR
REVIEW
PCR confirmed by PCR Review Panel
Led by Joep Meijer
The Right Environment Ltd. Co.
512-821-1809
www.therightenvironment.net
An Environmental Product Declaration for Asphalt Mixtures