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Environmental Performance

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for Metal Building Systems

MBMA is committed to providing third-party verified life cycle assessment information to the public. Through our collaboration with the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute and UL Environment (ULe), MBMA provides an industry-wide LCA report and three industry-wide EPDs for designers to use when specifying MBMA Member products.

Contributions to Green Building Rating Systems, Codes and Standards

The MBMA LCA Report and the three industry-wide EPDs provide architects with the ability to contribute to the USGBC LEED (version 4) credits or similar provisions in the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and ASHRAE 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings.