EPDs
Made Easy

For Ready Mix Producers

Climate Earth’s EPD Advantage Pro

With carbon as a pivotal purchasing factor, concrete producers must now assess their entire mix portfolio to match the right EPD with each project. EPD Advantage Pro expands beyond EPD generation, streamlining mix design evaluation across the producer’s EPD database for rapid innovation in low carbon concrete.

Unleash the power of concrete mix innovation with EPD Advantage Pro — the ultimate EPD Information Management System (IMS) that’s transforming the world of low carbon concrete.  Easily assess your total portfolio of EPDs against the GSA benchmark standards, design the right mix and generate the right Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in minutes.

 

Climate Earth’s EPD Advantage

EPD Advantage goes beyond instant EPD Generation by incorporating many advanced capabilities that enable concrete producers to effectively and efficiently market to customers who make reduced embodied carbon and transparency a high priority.

EPD Advantage includes all the features of EPD Essential (Instant EPDs with the Ready Mix EPD Generator, Annual Update, and EC3 Connection), plus six additional capabilities for producers that see reduced carbon as a new strategic performance metric and increasingly, a requirement in their market.

With hundreds of mixes per plant, the need for continuous low carbon innovation, and the growing number of projects requiring EPDs mean that analysis of EPD data is a critical part of success with EPDs.  EPD Advantage is the only EPD system that meets this need with a growing set of powerful easy to use analytic tools.

Here’s what is included in EPD Advantage

Quickly and easily manage 100s of EPDs.

EPD Analyzer provides the ability to filter, sort, review and export EPDs for further analysis or review with customers. It answers questions like:

“What is my lowest carbon 6,000 psi mix?” or “Show me all the 5,000 psi EPDs at any plant”.

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Filter to view specific plants: San Francisco

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Select 5,000-6,000 psi mixes

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Between 200 and 350 Kg of CO2

Instantly visualize the carbon performance of your mix.

Easily see how your mix compares to the high, low and median in your plant and to the regional average.  Our Instant Benchmark tool helps you make impactful changes to your mix designs.

Edit your EPDs.

With our Draft EPD tool you can edit EPDs to change the mix design and quickly convert to EPDs before downloading and submitting.

Integrate with your QC platform.

Select a mix and with one click generate an EPD to be automatically loaded, with all of your other bid documentation, into the bid submittal platform.  The EPD Generator provides seamless integration with your QC and other systems, including Stonemont Solutions, Command QC, Quadrel and GCP Applied Technologies.

Rapid analysis, reporting or generation of new EPDs from new or existing designs

Concrete Designer is a tool for concrete QC managers to engage directly with customers and prospects to refine mix requirements by optimizing mix design to meet performance requirements at the lowest possible carbon impact.

With Climate Earth’s Concrete Designer tool, enter a new mix design or select a draft EPD or any existing EPD from EPD Analysis.   Review the environmental impacts and modify as needed.   Once you finalize your design, download the PDF report showing the mix ingredients, environmental impacts and comparison to the regional average or instantly generate a new EPD for your new mix design.

Easily access, retrieve and use your EPDs.

With hundreds or even thousands of EPDs, quick accessibility becomes a critical requirement for your business.  The EPD Library is a complete repository for all your EPDs.

 

Climate Earth’s EPD Essential

EPD Essential is an extremely easy-to-use EPD generator designed for concrete producers who are seeing initial demand for EPDs.   Essential enables Ready Mix producers to effectively and efficiently market to customers who make reduced embodied carbon and transparency a high priority.

Our goal with EPD Essential is to enable you to easily produce EPDs that can be incorporated into your bids for low carbon construction and communicate with confidence about the environmental performance of your products and more effectively collaborate with architects and engineers early in a project cycle.

The EPD Essential  Generator is a cloud-based software solution that works from a web browser or your smartphone.  Producers can more easily design innovative new mixes to meet requirements for any job and immediately generate a fully verified Type III product-specific EPD for the new mix.

A one-time setup fee and an annual subscription provide unlimited new EPDs and includes annual updates for each producer to ensure EPDs are always current with your newest suppliers, materials, and processes at a fraction of the cost of traditional EPDs.

Benefits

Instant, On-Demand

When you are bidding for a job, time is critical. The EPD Generator puts EPDs at your fingertips.  Once setup is complete simply enter your new mix design into the EPD Generator and a fully automated, verified and secure EPD will be produced within seconds.

Bid-Ready EPDs

Unlike cumbersome booklet form EPDs from other producers, that list dozens or even hundreds of mixes in long hard to read tables, Climate Earth EPDs are short, mix-specific documents designed to drop into a bid.

EC3 Connection

Climate Earth’s integration with the EC3 Tool gives Climate Earth EPD Generator customers a competitive advantage. Climate Earth EPDs are all digital and the only EPDs that are uploaded accurately and efficiently to EC3 every day so that your latest mix designs are always available to buyers and specifiers who are increasingly using this tool to evaluate ready mix concrete for purchase.

The EC3 Tool has emerged as the leading software system designed to enable AEC to efficiently use EPD data in purchase decisions. With over 20,000 users, EC3 clearly points to the future.

Other producers’ EPDs are manually loaded and lag by weeks. In a competitive bid environment, timing is everything, giving users of  Climate Earth’s EPDs a distinct advantage.

Always Current

Annual updates to suppliers, materials, transport methods, processes, and technologies are included in the subscription. In addition, as change accelerates, EPD Essential includes an anytime update for a nominal charge.  This means your EPDs are alway current and always reflect your latest suppliers, materials, transport methods, processes, and technologies in your continuous effort to optimize mix designs for low carbon.

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Deliverables
  • Verified EPDs for all selected products produced from any or all selected plants
  • An online, self-service tool to create unlimited new verified EPDs for any new product
  • An annual database update including new suppliers, new transportation modes, and energy and water consumed for every plant
  • A complete and fully verified life cycle assessment report with detailed information on the environmental impacts of your entire operation
  • A database that can be extended to support new environmental management applications

Initial system setup time required: 90-120 days

Request a live demonstration

Pre-recorded Ready Mix EPD Generator demo

EPD Advantage Pro Whitepaper

Download a sample production EPD

Get Started

Schedule a free consultation

EN15804 Ready Mix EPD Generator

Climate Earth’s EPD Generator™ for ready-mix concrete is operational in Germany, the UK, Switzerland, Singapore, and New Zealand. Numerous other countries are currently being deployed. Following an initial life cycle assessment and database implementation, customers can generate unlimited, new, fully verified facility product-specific EPDs (Type III environmental declaration) in minutes at a tiny fraction of the normal cost of an EPD.

The EN15804 Ready Mix Generator includes the following features

EPD generation: Once running, a customer can generate unlimited mix-specific EPDs for any project, any time, in minutes, not months. A mix design is entered into the easy-to-use interface, and a mix-specific EPD is generated and published to the program operator site, or a confidential project-specific EPD is generated for use by the project team.

EPD refinement and evaluation: After entering a mix design, the system will display an LCA results summary table. If the user wishes to rework the mix design for eco-design purposes, for example, a single click will allow the user to return to the mix design and make modifications. Once satisfied, one click is all it takes to publish a fully verified EPD in seconds, eliminating the need for manual verification for each EPD.

Quick EPD Lookup and Download: EPDs are stored on the system, and any EPD can be retrieved from a dropdown menu at any time, eliminating the need to set up storage and organize your EPDs.

Instant digital upload to the ECO Portal: Our EPD Generator is the only one that fully supports the ECO Platform ILCD+EPD digital interface so that new EPDs are instantly uploaded to the ECO Portal in real-time.

Three-Tier verification: The Europe EN15804 generator and the EPDs are subject to a rigorous three-tier verification process that is unmatched in the industry.

  • Tier 1 is a system verification by the program operator to ensure the generator calculations comply with the PCR. 
  • Tier 2 is Guided data collection. Our LCA professionals work with every customer throughout the data collection process to help ensure the quality and integrity of the customer data.
  • Tier 3 is a comprehensive verification of the LCA by the program operator.

API support: Climate Earth API support ensures seamless integration with almost any IT system, enhancing operational efficiency and making EPD data digitally available externally or across your company.

Software subscription and annual database refresh: Stay ahead with our software subscription, offering endless EPD generation and annual database updates to keep your sustainability data up-to-date and reliable.

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Deliverables
  • Verified EPDs for all selected products produced from any or all selected plants
  • An online, self-service tool to create unlimited new verified EPDs for any new product
  • An annual database update including new suppliers, new transportation modes, and energy and water consumed for every plant
  • A complete and fully verified life cycle assessment report with detailed information on the environmental impacts of your entire operation
  • A database that can be extended to support new environmental management applications

Initial system setup time required: 90-120 days

Request a live demonstration

Pre-recorded Ready Mix EPD Generator demo

Pre-recorded Advantage demo with QC integration

EPD Advantage Pro White Paper

Download a sample production EPD

Get Started

Schedule a free consultation

Sales Tool: Climate Earth’s Project Builder

Engage with the AEC community early in the design/build cycle to minimize embodied carbon. 

Climate Earth’s Project Builder is the first of its kind online lead generation tool designed to quickly see the range of possible embodied carbon impacts for an entire project, by mix design, at any stage in the project cycle.   The tool is built to demonstrate low carbon design expertise and shift the buyer from prescriptive to performance metrics.  Downloadable online reports show users the range of possible embodied carbon impacts for the entire project by mix, at any stage in the project cycle.  Producers receive email notifications of all downloaded reports.

Project Builder is customized for each Climate Earth customer to match the producer’s website.  Architects, engineers, and any prospective customer can register and enter the compressive strength and total cubic yards needed for each mix required for a project. The Project Builder then instantly generates an embodied carbon profile of the project, showing the high, low, median, and average embodied carbon, by mix, for the complete project and the producer receives an email including the report and the contact information for the prospective customer.

Project Builder enables the design community and concrete producers to engage early in the design/build cycle to minimize embodied carbon.

Mix Design Tool: Climate Earth’s Concrete Designer

Powerful sales and research tool that supports low carbon mix design and development.   
Concrete Designer is a tool for concrete QC managers to engage directly with customers and prospects to refine mix requirements by optimizing mix design to meet performance requirements at the lowest possible carbon impact. It is also designed to be used by lab technicians designing new mixes and wanting to see the carbon impact of the new mix.

It is available as a stand-alone product for Essential users and is fully integrated with EPD Advantage. 

With Climate Earth’s Concrete Designer tool, simply enter a new mix design then review the environmental impacts and modify as needed.   Once you finalize your design, download the PDF report which includes the carbon footprint (GWP), the mix design itself, and a comparison to the industry average mix design of the same strength in the local region.  Concrete Designer enables producers to easily share their innovative mix designs, including the GWP without producing an EPD.

Project Builder Sample report for mixed use high-rise project.