AB-262 Buy Clean California Act
ASC Steel Deck has confirmed its products are outside the scope of AB-262 Buy Clean California Act.
AB-262 was signed into law in October 2017 and is the most recent statute to encourage public dollars for infrastructure projects to be spent in a way that is consistent with the state’s goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The statute specifies that building product manufacturers of eligible materials, which includes structural steel, carbon steel rebar, flat glass, and mineral wool insulation board products, will be asked to submit an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) as part of the state bid process for new construction and retrofit projects.
According to the State of California Department of General Services, AB-262 follows product category rules (PCRs) in establishing acceptable global warming potential for each product category listed in the bill. The PCR for structural steel references the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) ANSI/AISC 303-10, Section 2.1, which was updated in 2016.
Examples of structural steel products within the scope of the statute includes: merchant bar quality steel (angles, channels, round, square, and flats), wide flange beams and standard I-beams, pilings, hollow structural sections, hot rolled sections, and plates.
What is an EPD?
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life cycle environmental impact of products using pre-determined parameters.
There are two types of EPDs: an industry-wide EPD and a Product-Specific Type III EPD, both of which comply with ISO standard 14025.
ASC Steel Deck EPD and Other Sustainability Documents
ASC Steel Deck has completed a Life Cycle Assessment and can provide a Product-Specific Type III EPD. Committed to environmental stewardship and leading the way to healthier built living spaces, ASC Steel Deck can also provide the following for its portfolio of products:
- Third-party verified Health Product Declaration
- Third-party verified Living Building Challenge Red List Free
For more information about how ASC Steel Deck can contribute to green building certification programs, please contact Marie Ortega, LEED Green Associate, at (916) 376-2850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information about AB-262 can be found on the California Legislative site.