The reinforced concrete industry actively supports the transparent reporting of environmental impacts associated with construction products. Many rating systems (LEED V4), standards (ASHRAE 189.1) and green building codes (IgCC) require the submission of environmental product declarations (EPDs) for products delivered to the project site. These EPDs rely on the results of life-cycle assessments to provide information on a number of environmental impacts related to the manufacture of the product, including global warming potential, ozone depletion, acidification, eutrophication and ozone creation.

This EPD for steel reinforcement, which covers the product life cycle from cradle to fabricator gate, satisfies the submission requirements for programs such as LEED and Green Globes. Based on the rules spelled out in the ISO standards relative to EPDs, they can only be used by firms who participated in the development of the EPD through membership in the producing organization. PLEASE VERIFY THAT THE SUBMITTING ORGANIZATION OF THE EPD IS A CURRENT CRSI MEMBER.

For that reason, an EPD  can only be submitted for project credit by firms that were CRSI members at the time of its development or who have subsequently joined CRSI and submitted environmental impact data relative to their mill/shop. They cannot be submitted for project credit by a fabricator who does not meet these qualifications. In addition, these EPDs can only be used for mill material produced in the United States. For hot-rolled structural sections the EPD can only be used for domestic material produced by:

CRSI member fabricators that are authorized to submit these EPDs in fulfillment of LEED project requirements include:

ABC Coating Company, Inc.

Addison Construction Supply, Inc.

Akron Rebar Company

Amber Steel Company

American Rebar Fabricators

American Steel Fabrication, Inc.

Arkansas Rebar

Barton Malow Company

Bec-Don, Inc.

Bellis Steel Company, Inc.

Black Swamp Steel Inc.

C T Sales, Inc.

Cavert Rebar, LLC

CFS Steel Company

Commercial Metals Company

Conco Reinforcing Steel

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Contractors Materials Company

Coral Steel Company

Dalco Industries, Inc.

D'Ambra Construction Corp.

Dimension Fabricators, Inc.

Dimond Fabricators

Drake-Williams Steel, Inc.

Farwest Steel Reinforcing Company

Gerdau

HarMac Rebar & Steel Corporation

Harris Rebar

HYMMCO

J. M. Ahle Co., Inc.

JD Steel Company, Inc.

JMS Rebar Inc.

K&M Rebar Inc.

Katy Steel Co.

Klein Reinforcing Services

Knife River - Rebar

L & M Steel Company, Inc.

Lloyd Rebar Company

Macksteel Warehouse Inc.

Magnolia Steel Co., Inc.

McCarthy, Jones & Woodard, LLC

McNish Steel Ltd.

Men of Steel Rebar Fabricators LLC

Mid States Rebar and Supply LLC

MMFX Technologies Corporation

MMI of Kentucky

Morse Steel Service

Ocean Steel Rebar Limited

Pacific Steel Group

Precision Rebar & Accessories, Inc.

Puget Sound Steel

Quality Reinforcing Inc.

R & R Rebar Fabricators, Inc.

Rebar Engineering, Inc.

Rebarfab, Inc.

rebars & mesh, inc.

Refabco, Inc.

Re-Steel Supply Co., Inc.

Salit Specialty Rebar

Simcote, Inc.

Simpson Reinforcing, Inc.

Sioux City Foundry

Spiral-Fab, Inc.

Stantru Reinforcing Steel

Steel Mountain Fabricators, LLC

Steelcorp Incorporated

Strand Metals Service, Inc.

Thompson Materials Corp.

Titusville Fabricators, Inc.

Trowbridge Steel Co., Inc.

Upland Contracting, Inc.

Upstate Rebar LLC

Van Laan Construction Supply

Victory Steel Co., Inc.

Wady Industries, Inc.

Western Coating, Inc.

Western Rebar, Inc.

Whitacre Engineering Company