NRMCA Sustainable Concrete Plant Certification Lionel Lemay, PE,

NRMCA Sustainable Concrete Plant Certification Lionel Lemay, PE,

NRMCA Sustainable Concrete Plant Certification Lionel Lemay, PE, SE, LEED AP Sr. VP, Sustainability Antitrust Policy Statement NRMCA assigns the highest priority to full compliance with both the letter and the spirit of the antitrust laws. Agreements among competitors that unreasonably limit competition are unlawful under federal and state antitrust laws, and violators are subject to criminal fines and incarceration, civil fines and private treble-damage actions. Even the successful defense of antitrust litigation or an investigation can be very costly and disruptive. It is thus vital that all meetings and activities of the Association be conducted in a manner consistent with the Associations antitrust policy. Examples of illegal competitor agreements are those that attempt to fix or stabilize prices, to allocate territories or customers, to limit production or sales, or to limit product quality and service competition. Accordingly, it is inherently risky and potentially illegal for competitors to discuss under Association auspices, or elsewhere, the subjects of prices, pricing policies, other terms and conditions of sale, individual company costs (including planned employee compensation), the commercial suitability of individual suppliers or customers, or other factors that might adversely affect competition. It is important to bear in mind that those in attendance at Association meetings and activities may include competitors, as well as potential competitors. Any discussion of sensitive antitrust subjects with ones competitors should be avoided at all times before, during, and after any Association meeting or

other activity. This is particularly important because a future adversary may assert that such discussions were circumstantial evidence of an illegal agreement, when viewed in light of subsequent marketplace developments, even though there was, in fact, no agreement at all. If at any time during the course of a meeting or other activity, Association staff believes that a sensitive topic under the antitrust laws is being discussed, or is about to be discussed, they will so advise and halt further discussion for the protection of all participants. Member attendees at any meeting or activity should likewise not hesitate to voice any concerns or questions that they may have in this regard. Acknowledgements RMC Research and Education Foundation Horst Inc. / West Main Consultants Author

NRMCA Sustainability and OES Committees Author William Twitty and Mike Armor Funding Reviewers NRMCA Staff Project manager

Acknowledgements, cont. Johnie Alexander Patrick Bergin David Bosarge Rabih Fakih Lionel Lemay Scott Manning Joel Nickel Anna Plancherel Doug Ruhlin Steve Simonsen Melissa Swanson Fouad Yazbeck Concrete Supply Company, United States Cemstone, United States MMC Materials, United States Grey Matters Consultancy, United Arab Emirates National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, United States Titan America, United States

Aggregate Industries, United States Terus Construction, Canada Resource Management Associates, United States Lafarge, United States Argos USA SE Zone - Ready Mixed Concrete Company, United States Readymix Abu Dhabi - Aldar Readymix, United Arab Emirates Presentation Outline Purpose of Certification Organization of Guidelines Certification Policies and Procedures Using the Guidelines Prerequisites

Sustainability Credits Next Steps Purpose of Certification Purpose of Certification Provide detailed guidance to meet performance goals in NRMCA Sustainability Initiatives Defines what constitutes sustainable plant operations Recognize plants for outstanding performance Measuring Sustainability

Best Approach: Life Cycle Assessment LCA is a technique to assess the environmental aspects and potential impacts associated with a product, process, or service. Impacts Measured Prioritize Impacts Pros and Cons of LCA Pros

Pinpoints places where process improvements can yield environmental benefits Good communication tool for customers and employees: market advantage Cons Extremely complex and expensive Lack/unreliable Life Cycle Inventory data Prioritization of impacts is subjective Should we Conduct LCA for Every Product/Project? Probably Not Realistic

Alternative: Rating Systems Surrogates for LCA Identify Impacts Prioritize Impacts Identify Trade Offs Examples LEED Green Globes

NAHB National Green Building Standard Incorporate partial LCA in some cases LEED Credit Categories Organized for building design process LEED Certification Platinum Gold Silver Certified

Rating System for Concrete Production? Continuously improve product Continuously improve process NATIONAL READY MIXED CONCRETE ASSOCIATION SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES Targets Per Unit of Concrete Produced from 2007 Levels Embodied energy:

20% reduction by 2020 30% reduction by 2030 Carbon footprint: 20% reduction by 2020 30% reduction by 2030 Potable water: 10% reduction by 2020

20% reduction by 2030 Waste: 30% reduction by 2020 50% reduction by 2030 Recycled content: 200% increase by 2020 400% increase by 2030 Sustainable Concrete Plant Guidelines

Provides sustainable strategies Energy and cost savings Increased productivity Contribute directly to a companys bottom line Organization of Guidelines Organization of Guidelines 1. Material

Acquisitio n 5. Recycling Credit Categories Organized around concrete production process 2. Production

Life Cycle Phase s 4. Product Use 3. Construction Impact Categories and CreditsEmbodied Energy Carbon Footprint Water Use Waste Recycled Content Social Concerns and Human Health Baseline Metrics Establish thresholds, minimum requirements,

etc. 2009 Sustainable Plant Survey NRMCA Fleet Benchmarking Survey NRMCA Industry Data Survey Other Research Sustainability Credits Category Credits Prerequisites Material Acquisition Production Delivery and Construction Product Use

Recycling Additional Sustainable Practices 0 16 52 13 6 8 5 Total Points 100 Sustainability Levels Platinum

Gold 70-89 points Silver 90-100 point 50-69 points Bronze 30-49 points

Prerequisites Prerequisite 1: Compliance with Environmental Regulations Prerequisite 2: Environmental Management System (EMS) Prerequisite 3: Energy Audit Prerequisite 4: Site Plan Points 0 0 0 0 1. Material Acquisition Credit 1.1: Recycled Aggregate Credit 1.2: Optimized Portland Cement Use Credit 1.3: Materials Transportation Analysis Credit 1.4: Sustainable Purchasing Plan Points 4 6

4 2 2. Production Credit 2.1: Process Dust Emissions Control Credit 2.2: Fugitive Dust Emissions Suppression Credit 2.3: Reduction of Fresh Water Use in Plant Operations Credit 2.4: Reduction of Fresh Water Use in Batching Credit 2.5: Process Water Collection and Treatment Credit 2.6: Stormwater Management Credit 2.7: Proper Storage of Chemical and Petroleum Products Credit 2.8: Secondary Containment of Chemical and Petroleum Products Points 3 3 4 3

3 4 2 2 2. Production (contd) Credit 2.9: Employee Training Plan and Emergency Response Procedures Credit 2.10: Reduced Carbon Footprint Credit 2.11: Reduced Primary Energy Consumption Credit 2.12: Renewable Electricity Use Credit 2.13: Noise Control Credit 2.14: Employee Transportation Credit 2.15: Biodiversity Credit 2.16: Worker Safety Points 2 6 6 4

2 2 3 3 3. Delivery and Construction Points Credit 3.1: Fuel Efficiency Improvement Credit 3.2: Fleet Emissions Reduction Credit 3.3: Driver Training Credit 3.4: Green Building Products 4 5 2 2 4. Product Use Credit 4.1: Green Building Education for Staff Credit 4.2: Green Building Education for Specifiers

Credit 4.3: Sustainability Advocacy Points 3 2 1 5. Material Reuse and Recycling Credit 5.1: Excess Concrete Reduction Credit 5.2: Diversion of Returned Concrete from Disposal Credit 5.3: Other Recycling Initiatives Points 3 3 2 6. Additional Sustainable Practices Credit 6.1: Additional Sustainable Practices

Points 5 Certification Policies and Procedures Rating a Plant Producer Rates a plant using criteria in Guidelines Rater

Responsible person Familiar with plant operations Familiar with Guidelines and Certification process Can be a company employee or consultant Use Guidelines to Rate plant between 0 and 100 Documentation Rater collects Documentation required to demonstrate compliance with each credit being claimed Documentation requirements defined in Guidelines Submittal Complete Certification

Submittal Form Checklists Convert all Forms, Checklists, and Documentation to Adobe PDF format Same order as the Guidelines Send to NRMCA via e-mail along with Certification Fee NRMCA Review

Log in the date, Rater, and plant information Check Submittal for correct format If so, sends submittal to Auditor If not, returned Rater for revisions Primary Audit Submittal Audited by NRMCA accredited Auditor Auditor Determines if Documentation meets the criteria described in the Guidelines Auditor returns Audit Evaluation Form to NRMCA Auditor can accept or reject the Documentation on a credit by credit basis

Can adjust number of points claimed in Submittal Audit Evaluation Form NRMCA reviews the Audit Evaluation Form returned by the auditor If Form confirms the Rating claimed by the Rater then NRMCA issues a Certification If some Documentation does not meet criteria, NRMCA returns the Form to Rater Rater has opportunity to modify the Submittal and resubmit for Secondary Audit Secondary Audit (if necessary)

NRMCA sends revised submittal to the Auditor for Second Audit Auditor reviews only those credits in which Documentation was deemed not to meet criteria Auditor returns a revised Auditor Evaluation Form to NRMCA The revised Audit Evaluation Form is the final Rating for the plant NRMCA issues a Certification to the Plant for the appropriate Certification Level. Certification Levels

Certifies individual ready mixed concrete plants for their level of sustainability Based on the number of points achieved using the Guidelines Four (4) levels of certification based on number of points achieved: Bronze: 30-49 points Silver: 50-69 points Gold: 70-89 points Platinum: 90-100 points Evaluation Period

Plants evaluated using the Guidelines for a recent 12-month period Starting no later than 15 months from the time of Certification application (date Submittal received by NRMCA) Certification Period Certification valid for 2 years Starting from date NRMCA certifies the plant Plant may recertify any time during the 2 year period If the certification period expires, plant can no

longer claim to be an NRMCA Certified Sustainable Concrete Plant Rater Qualifications Employee of company Consultant to the company No specific level of experience required NRMCA recommends that Rater: Be familiar with environmental regulations and sustainable manufacturing/operating concepts Be familiar with the Guidelines and the Certification

process Raters take a course from NRMCA on the Certification process. Auditor Qualifications Every Certification Submittal will be audited by a third party Auditor Name of Auditor will not be revealed to the Certification applicant (Rater) Auditor: Independent Third Party

Not an employee of NRMCA Nor an employee of the company they are auditing Nor an employee of a competing concrete producer, equipment supplier or product supplier Auditors may consult for companies who are in the process of submitting a plant for Certification But cannot Audit a plant for which they provided consulting services related to the Certification Application being audited Auditor Qualifications: Option 1 Registered Professional Engineer practicing in a relevant field NRMCA Certified Environmental Professional

Complete 2-hour seminar on the NRMCA Sustainable Concrete Plant Certification Auditor Qualifications: Option 2 4-year degree in engineering, construction, science or other relevant field 2 years of experience in environmental management in RM concrete industry NRMCA Certified Environmental Professional Complete 2-hour seminar on the NRMCA Sustainable Concrete Plant Certification Auditor Qualifications: Option 3

Minimum 5 years experience in environmental management in RM concrete industry NRMCA Certified Environmental Professional Completed 2-hour seminar on the NRMCA Sustainable Concrete Plant Certification Submittal Details and Organization Each Submittal must contain the following information in the following order: Certification Submittal Form

Certification Checklist Guideline Checklist Credit Documentation Credit Title Page Credit Calculations (if appropriate) Credit Documentation Certification Fee Each Submittal must be accompanied by a Submittal Fee This fee covers the cost of NRMCA review, Auditor fees, and Certification administration

NRMCA member: $750.00 U.S. U.S. based non-member: $1250.00 U.S. Non-U.S. based non-member: $1000.00 U.S. Certification Recognition Listed on NRMCA website Provided certificate suitable for framing Right to advertise themselves as NRMCA Sustainable Concrete Plant at the appropriate certification level (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum) as long as they maintain certification Using the Guidelines Resources

Credit Requirements/Documentation Data collected for 12 month period starting no earlier than 15 months ago Credit format Background and goals Strategies Metrics Documentation

Metrics Equations Worksheets Carbon Footprint Calculator (LCA) Prerequisites Prerequisite 1: Compliance with Environmental Regulations Comply with applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations: Air Quality Permit

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit NPDES, other than stormwater associated with industrial activity Water Use Permit (to take water) Permit to discharge to a sanitary sewer system Local or regional noise ordinances

Hazardous Waste Regulations Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan Documentation Signed letter from officer of company Plant has been in compliance with regulations within 12-month period Prerequisite 2: Environmental Management System

(EMS) Implement and maintain EMS: NRMCA Green-Star ISO 14001 Equivalent certification Documentation NRMCA Green-Star certificate ISO 14001 certificate Equivalent EMS provide third party documentation to demonstrate equivalency including third party on-site

inspections Prerequisite 3: Energy Audit Complete energy audit Independent party or regional utility If not part of EMS Documentation Energy audit energy use over 12 month period Include electricity and fuel use for plant operations Do not include fuel for concrete trucks

Prerequisite 4: Site Plan Provide site plan of the plant property showing: Batch plant(s) Aggregate storage Cement and SCM silos

Storage tanks Fueling station Vehicle parking Maintenance buildings Roadways Location of water management structures (rinse/wash water settlement basins, retention/detention ponds, underground storm drains, discharge outfalls, etc) Arrows or topographic lines indicating flow patterns Documentation Copy of site plan indicating items listed above Sustainability Credits 1. Material Acquisition Credit 1.1: Recycled Aggregate 2% recycled aggregate

1 point 4% recycled aggregate +1 point 6% recycled aggregate +1 point 8% recycled aggregate +1 point Documentation Submit letter from companys accountant or corporate officer stating: Total quantity of recycled aggregate used Total quantity of all aggregate used Credit 1.2: Optimized Portland Cement Use PATH A PCR BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE

Credit 1.2: Optimized Portland Cement Use Plant PCR 5% or more below U.S. national average Plant PCR 10% or more below U.S. national average Plant PCR 15% or more below U.S. national average Plant PCR 20% or more below U.S. national average Plant PCR 25% or more below U.S. national average Plant PCR 30% or more below U.S. national average 1 point +1 point +1 point +1 point +1 point +1 point Documentation Submit letter from companys accountant or corporate officer stating: Total quantity of portland cement used Total quantity of concrete produced

Credit 1.2: Optimized Portland Cement Use PATH B CURRENT PCR BELOW 2007 PCR Credit 1.2: Optimized Portland Cement Use Current PCR 5% or more below 2007 PCR Current PCR 10% or more below 2007 PCR Current PCR 15% or more below 2007 PCR Current PCR 20% or more below 2007 PCR Current PCR 25% or more below 2007 PCR Current PCR 30% or more below 2007 PCR 1 point +1 point +1 point +1 point +1 point +1 point Documentation Submit letter from companys accountant or corporate officer stating

Total quantity of portland cement used and concrete produced at plant during12-month period Total quantity of portland cement used and concrete produced in 2007 Credit 1.3: Material Transportation Analysis Complete Materials Transportation Calculator for last 12 months to get total associated CO2e. Baseline emissions are 76.9 lb CO2e/cy (45.6 kg CO2e/m3), based on sustainable concrete plant survey responses. Distance (mi) Weight (tons) Coarse aggregate Ocean Barge Rail Truck Fine aggregate Ocean Barge Rail

Truck Blended cement Ocean Barge Rail Truck Portland cement Ocean Barge Rail Truck Fly ash Ocean Barge Rail Truck Slag Cement Ocean Barge Rail Truck TOTAL

0.00 0.00 CO2e (lb) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Concrete produced during the past year (cy) lb CO2e/cy 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Materials Transportation Calculator #DIV/0! Credit 1.3: Material Transportation Analysis Plant CO2e 5% or more below U.S. national baseline

1 point Plant CO2e 10% or more below U.S. national baseline +1 point Plant CO2e 15% or more below U.S. national baseline +1 point Plant CO2e 20% or more below U.S. national baseline +1 point Documentation Copy of the Materials Transportation Calculator with calculated results Credit 1.4: Sustainable Purchasing Plan Existence of Sustainable Purchasing Plan Existence and implementation of Sustainable

Purchasing Plan for more than 2 years 1 point +1 point Documentation Submit copy of Sustainable Purchasing Plan with date of adoption. 2. Production Credit 2.1: Process Dust Emissions Control Complete Emissions Calculator to determine weighted process emission controls 50% weighted process emission controls 75% weighted process emission controls 90% weighted process emission controls 1 point +1 point +1 point

Documentation Completed Dry Batch Process Emissions or Central Mix Process Emissions worksheet from the Emissions Calculator. Point source emissions (Dry Batch Plant) Cement delivery to silo* Silo top baghouse or silo vented to central vacuum collector system Silo equipped with overfill warning system Silo equipped with high pressure protection system (pinch valve/alarm) SCM delivery to silo* Silo top baghouse or silo vented to central vacuum collector system Silo equipped with overfill warning system Silo equipped with high pressure protection system (pinch valve/alarm) Cement/SCM weigh batchers Weigh batcher vented to batcher filter vent or vented to central dust collector (direct or indirect) Fines collected in the dust collectors are recycled Coarse and fine aggregate transfer to conveyor Transfer underground or transfer point enclosed, or conveyor covered Coarse and fine aggregate transfer to elevated storage Plant enclosed or transfer point enclosed Truck loading hopper

Hopper is surrounded (3 sides) by shroud and is vented to a central dust collector Hopper is equipped with a telescopic boot Spray bar used (in lieu of central dust collector). If central dust collector is present, please mark this "Yes". CONTROLLED PROCESS EMISSION SOURCES weight No No No 5% 15% 5% No No No 5% 15%

5% No No 5% 5% No 5% No 5% No No 20% 5%

No 0.00% 5% Point source emissions (Central Batch Plant) Cement delivery to silo* Silo top baghouse or silo vented to central vacuum collector system Silo equipped with overfill warning system Silo equipped with high pressure protection system (pinch valve/alarm) SCM delivery to silo* Silo top baghouse or silo vented to central vacuum collector system Silo equipped with overfill warning system Silo equipped with high pressure protection system (pinch valve/alarm) Cement/SCM weigh batchers Weigh batcher vented to batcher filter vent or vented to central dust collector (direct or indirect) Fines collected in the dust collectors are recycled Coarse and fine aggregate transfer to conveyor Transfer underground or transfer point enclosed, or conveyor covered Coarse and fine aggregate transfer to elevated storage Plant enclosed or transfer point enclosed

Mixer loading Central mixer is vented to a dust collector(s) Hopper is equipped with a telescopic boot CONTROLLED PROCESS EMISSION SOURCES weight No No No 5% 15% 5% No No No 5% 15% 5%

No No 5% 5% No 5% No 5% No No 0.00% 25% 5% Credit 2.2: Fugitive Dust

Emissions Suppression Complete Emissions Calculator to determine weighted fugitive emissions. 50% weighted fugitive emission controls 75% weighted fugitive emission controls 90% weighted fugitive emission controls 1 point +1 point +1 point Documentation Copy of the completed Fugitive Emissions worksheet from the Emissions Calculator. Fugitive emissions Coarse and fine aggregate delivery to ground storage Drive-over hopper Underground storage bunkers Aboveground aggregate storage silos and/or stockpiles contained on three (3) sides Misters on coarse aggregate stockpiles for dust control

Yard emissions Speed limit of 5 MPH on the yard is posted and monitored Landscaping of the plant site to minimize airborne dust emissions (Leyland Cypress trees, etc.) Plant entrance(s) paved and swept or washed regularly to avoid track out Unpaved process areas are misted regularly to minimize dust Roadways and process areas are paved, and swept (vacuum or misters) or washed regularly Sprinklers are installed for plant roadways Dust suppression chemicals/treatment Posted dust control procedures CONTROLLED FUGITIVE EMISSION SOURCES weight No No 10% 10% No No

10% 10% No 5% No No No 10% 5% 5% No No No No 0.00%

15% 5% 10% 5% Credit 2.3: Reduction of Fresh Water use in Plant Operations PATH A PERFORMANCE Non-batching fresh water use percentage below national baseline of 13 gal/cy (64.4 l/m 3). Fresh water use is 10% or more below U.S. national baseline Fresh water use is 20% or more below U.S. national baseline Fresh water use is 30% or more below U.S. national baseline Fresh water use is 40% or more below U.S. national baseline 1 point +1 point +1 point +1 point Documentation Letter from companys accountant or corporate officer stating

total quantity of municipal water purchases and onsite well water used for non-batching purposes. Credit 2.3: Reduction of Fresh Water use in Plant Operations PATH B PRESCRIPTIVE Use recycled water or rainwater for the uses specified in the points table. Recycled process water and/or captured stormwater used for all truck exterior rinses Captured stormwater used for dust suppression Capture stormwater used to sprinkle aggregate bins for dust control or heating/cooling Recycled process water and/or captured stormwater AND/ OR rock out method used for all mixer drum washouts 1 point 1 point 1 point 1 point Documentation Brief narrative describing the water collection and treatment system

and the infrastructure in place to allow the use of process water at the location of each credit claimed Credit 2.4: Reduction of Fresh Water Use in Batching Batching fresh water use percentage below national baseline of 25 gal/cy (124 l/m3). Water in batching 10% or more below U.S. national baseline 1 point Water in batching 20% or more below U.S. national baseline +1 point Water in batching 30% or more below U.S. national baseline +1 point Documentation Letter from the companys accountant or corporate officer stating total

amount of municipal fresh water purchases and onsite well water used for batching purposes Credit 2.5: Process Water Collection and Treatment Reuse/recycle more than 10% of process water generated. Discharge remaining process water in compliance with NPDES permit. 1 point Reuse/recycle more than 40% of process water generated. Discharge remaining process water in compliance with NPDES permit. +1 point Reuse/recycle more than 70% of process water generated. Discharge remaining process water in compliance with NPDES permit. +1 point

Documentation Brief narrative describing process water management plan including reuse/recycling and/or discharge activities and confirmation of the percentage and method of process water reuse/recycling Credit 2.6: Stormwater Management STORMWATER HARVESTING Concrete plant has systems or practices in place to capture 1 point and collect stormwater and use in plant operations to supplement fresh water use Quantify the amount of stormwater harvested and used in +1 point place of fresh water. RUNOFF REDUCTION Concrete plant has practices in place to reduce stormwater 1 point runoff. Quantify the amount of stormwater +1 point

runoff reduction. Credit 2.6: Stormwater Management Documentation STORMWATER HARVESTING Brief narrative, photographs, and site plan describing how the plant captures and uses stormwater Provide documentation that there is a system in place to measure the volume of stormwater harvested and used in plant operations RUNOFF REDUCTION Brief narrative, photographs, and site plan describing how the plant controls and reduces stormwater runoff Provide documentation that there is a system in place to measure the volume of stormwater runoff reduced Credit 2.7: Proper Storage of Chemical and Petroleum Products 1. Provide overfill alarms on all ASTs and USTs. 2. Provide spill containment (curbing or a fuel port) at AST, or underground tank fill locations.

3. Provide breakaway hose connections at fueling stations. 4. Pave the truck/equipment fueling area. 5. Provide adequate lighting at fueling stations. 6. Provide and clearly label the emergency shut off switch at the fueling station. Credit 2.7: Proper Storage of Chemical and Petroleum Products 7. Provide security fencing of the plant perimeter or at a minimum for all required exterior petroleum storage tanks, pumps, piping, and hoses. 8. Protect ASTs from impact by installing bollards or other barriers. 9. Store admixture tanks in a covered or enclosed location. 10. Clearly identify and label the contents of all tanks and drums. 11. Maintain emergency response equipment, materials, and an Emergency Spill Kit in a central and accessible location.

Credit 2.7: Proper Storage of Chemical and Petroleum Products At least 7 strategies implemented All 11 strategies implemented 1 point +1 point Documentation Submit photos and copy of the plant site plan identifying Storage and containment facilities Safety measures such as emergency shut off switches and Emergency Spill Kit Credit 2.8: Secondary Containment of Chemical and Petroleum Products Provide appropriately sized secondary containment for all chemical or petroleum products stored in tanks or containers of 55 gallons (208 l) or greater.

2 points Documentation Photos, plant site plan, and calculations demonstrating appropriately sized secondary containment facilities Credit 2.9: Employee Training Plan & Emergency Response Procedures Write and post Employee Training Program for chemical and petroleum products. This should include: 1. Review of MSDS sheet terminology and sheet location 2. Review of site plan and storage locations for chemicals and petroleum products 3. Provide written safety and handling requirements of chemicals and petroleum products 4. Review locations of spill response and personal protective equipment 5. Provide written emergency contact list in the event of a spill

Credit 2.9: Employee Training Plan & Emergency Response Procedures Write and post Emergency Response Procedures (or equivalent) for chemical and petroleum product spills. This should include: 1. Written emergency contact list (including 24 hr phone numbers) of plant personnel or other emergency contacts 2. Verbal and written notification requirements for federal, state, and local agencies in the event of a spill or discharge (including the information required to be submitted in the report) 3. Designated Emergency Spill Coordinator and Alternate Emergency Spill Coordinator responsible for ensuring the reports are submitted in a complete and timely manner 4. Step-by-step response procedures in the event of a spill Credit 2.9: Employee Training Plan & Emergency Response Procedures Employee Training Program for chemicals and

petroleum products including all 5 elements Emergency Response Procedures for chemicals and petroleum product spills including all 4 elements Documentation Brief narrative describing Emergency Response Procedures and Employee Training Program for chemical and petroleum spills 1 point 1 point Credit 2.10: Reduced Carbon Footprint Use CO2 Calculator to calculate the plant CO2 footprint CO2e 5% or more below U.S. baseline CO2e 10% or more below U.S. baseline CO2e 15% or more below U.S. baseline CO2e 20% or more below U.S. baseline CO2e 25% or more below U.S. baseline CO2e 30% or more below U.S. baseline

Documentation Submit a copy of the CO2 Calculators output page. 1 point +1 point +1 point +1 point +1 point +1 point Carbon Footprint Calculator Input Data Material Purchase Data

Material Transportation Data Plant Energy Data Fleet Energy Data Results Plant Annual Carbon Footprint (total and per cy) Plant Annual Energy Use (total and per cy) NRMCA Sustainable Concrete Carbon Calculator - Annual Benchmark Version US Customary Units RESULTS SUMMARY Data Input is 0% Complete SI Units Annual Total

Per Unit Annual Total Per Unit Global Warming Potential (CO2e) 0 short tons 0.00 lbs/yd3 0 metric tons 0.00 kg/m3 Primary Energy Consumption 0 MMBTU 0.00 MMBTU/yd3

0 MJ 0.00 MJ/m3 A. LOCATION AND PLANT FLEET DATA IN THE YELLOW CELLS BELOW, ENTER THE LOCATION AND PLANT FLEET DATA. Regional Average Number of Plants Select a location from the drop down list. # 1 Location Plant Location 2 3 4 Fleet Data Total Ready Mixed Hauled by Diesel Mixer Trucks

Total Ready Mixed Hauled by Natural Gas Mixer Trucks Number of Diesel Mixer Trucks in Your Fleet 5 Number of Natural Gas Mixer Trucks in Your Fleet Location Location Region Amount Total Volume Production per year Per Company 0 Regional Average per Year Units

yd3/year yd3/year 0.00 Regional Average per Load Units yd3 per truck yd3 per truck 0 0 0.0 0.0 trucks per plant fleet 0

1 trucks per load trucks per plant fleet 0 1 trucks per load yd3/year 0 Totals for All Trucks 0.0 0.0 Units lbs/year

lbs/year B. MATERIALS IN THE YELLOW CELLS BELOW, ENTER THE TOTAL ANNUAL QUANTITIES OF MATERIALS USED. Define the specific materials used throughout the year to produce ready mixed concrete. # 1 Material Portland Cement 2 Fine Aggregate - natural sand 3 Fine Aggregate - crushed stone/concrete 4 Coarse Aggregate - natural gravel

5 6 Coarse Aggregate - crushed stone/concrete SCMs - Fly Ash 7 SCMs - Silica Fume 8 SCMs - BF Slag 9 Batch Water 10 Water Used to Washoff & Washout all Trucks in Fleet

One-Way Distance From Material Source to Plant by Tranportation Mode Info Annual Amount Units Info 0% of Binder Wt Truck Rail Barge Ocean Units n/a

short tons/year natural sand short tons/year mi crushed stone/concrete short tons/year mi natural gravel short tons/year mi crushed stone/concrete

short tons/year Fly Ash Silica Fume short tons/year short tons/year 0% of Binder Wt 0% of Binder Wt BF Slag short tons/year 0% of Binder Wt 8.35 lbs/gallon gallons/year

0 short tons/year gallons/year 0 short tons/year 8.35 lbs/gallon Total Mix Weight 0.00 mi mi mi mi mi Average short tons/year Units

- wash water gallons/year for fleet - wash water gallons/year per truck C. READY MIXED CONCRETE PLANT ANNUAL OPERATING ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN THE YELLOW CELLS BELOW, ENTER THE TOTAL ANNUAL PLANT OPERATING ENERGY CONSUMPTION DATA. Operating Energy Consumption Define the annual operation and maintenance data for the ready mixed concrete plant. # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Energy Type Purchased Electricity (from Grid)

Purchased Electricity (from Green Grid) Natural Gas Operating Energy Consumption per Year Value Units kWh/year kWh/year ft3/year gallons/year gallons/year Diesel Fuel Oil LPG Regional Average 0 0

0 0 0 gallons/year 0 Plant Value per Cubic Yard 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Produced kWh/yd3 kWh/yd3 ft3/yd gallons/yd3 gallons/yd3

MMBTU MJ 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 gallons/yd3 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Total

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 IN THE YELLOW CELLS BELOW, ENTER THE TOTAL ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION DATA. # 1 2 3 4 Annual Transportation Annual Diesel Fuel Usage for all Diesel Trucks Annual Natural Gas Fuel Usage for all Natural Gas Trucks Annual Distance Travelled for all Diesel Trucks Annual Distance Travelled for all Natural Gas Trucks Total volume delivered (produced) per year

Average miles per gallon diesel Average miles per ft3 natural gas Value Units gal/year ft3/year Regional Average 0 0 0.00 0.00 mi/year mi/year yd3/year mi/gal 0

0 0 0.00 0.00 mi/ft3 0.00 Plant Average per year for all trucks MMBTU MJ 0 0 0 0 MJ 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 D. TRANSPORTATION FROM PLANT TO SITE Define the total annual transportation data for the ready mixed concrete plant. per Cubic Yard MMBTU 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 mi/year per truck mi/year per truck 0 0 Plant Average per mile

MMBTU MJ 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Short Tons CO2e by Life Cycle Stage 3.18% 3.84% Life Cycle Stage Material Manufacturing & Transportation

Ready Mixed Plant Operations Transportation to Site 92.98% Short Tons CO2e Breakdown by Life Cycle Stage 90,000 81,506 80,000 70,000 60,000 50,000 Short Tons CO2e 40,000 30,000 20,000 10,000 2,786

3,365 Ready Mixed Plant Operations Transportation to Site 0 Material Manufacturing & Transportation Life Cycle Stage Credit 2.11: Reduced Primary Energy Consumption Primary energy consumption 5% or more below U.S. national baseline 1 point Primary energy consumption 10% or more below U.S. national baseline +1 point

Primary energy consumption 15% or more below U.S. national baseline +1 point Primary energy consumption 20% or more below U.S. national baseline +1 point Primary energy consumption 25% or more below U.S. national baseline +1 point Primary energy consumption 30% or more below U.S. national baseline +1 point Documentation Copy of CO2 Calculator results Credit 2.12: Renewable Electricity 1. Purchase renewable electricity or REC from Green-e

Use certified suppliers, or equivalent. 2. Generate renewable electricity on site. 5% electricity from renewable sources 10% electricity from renewable sources 20% electricity from renewable sources 30% electricity from renewable sources 1 point +1 point +1 point +1 point Documentation Copy of energy audit indicating renewable energy and/or RECs purchased from Green-e certified renewable sources Site plan indicating location of power generation equipment Credit 2.13: Noise control Structural Strategies to reduce noise include: 1. Strategically locate plant and significant noise sources,

to minimize possible disturbance to neighbors 2. Construct berms, sound walls or solid fencing 3. Plant vegetation to serve as effective sound barriers Operational Strategies to reduce noise include: 4. Replace buzzers, horns and/or loudspeakers with lights and directional arrows 5. Set truck backup alarms to minimum legal limit 6. Only use silo and baghouse vibrators during normal work hours Credit 2.13: Noise control Existence of a noise management plan and implement 2 of 6 strategies 1 point Existence of a noise management plan and implement 5 of 6 strategies +1 point

Documentation Brief narrative describing noise management plan Submit photos and the plant site plan indicating berms, sound walls and/or vegetation used to reduce noise Credit 2.14: Employee Transportation 1. Designate reserved parking spaces for carpool vehicles for at least 5% of the total parking capacity, or 2 parking spaces, whichever is greater 2. Designate reserved parking spaces for hybrid and/or alternative fuel vehicles 3. Facilitate organization of vanpool program 4. Plant located within mile of a commuter rail station, subway station or bus station 5. Provide at least one incentive to encourage employees to use public transportation or alternate transportation modes. Transit pass or vanpool subsidies, Emergency Ride Home program to assist employees who carpool. Credit 2.14: Employee Transportation

Implement at least 2 of 5 strategies Implement at least 4 of 5 strategies 1 point + 1 point Documentation Photos and copy of the plant site plan indicating designated car pool and low-emitting/fuel-efficient vehicle preferred parking spaces Short narrative describing the plants proximity to public transportation stops Brief narrative describing any incentives, subsidies or alternative transportation programs implemented by the plant Credit 2.15: Biodiversity The WHC Wildlife at Worksm standard habitat enhancements: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. Identify and manage exotic, invasive species Create habitat for pollinators Establish an avian management program Enhance visual berms Wetland / pond structural enhancement Conservation education WHC biodiversity program for ready mixed concrete plants can be found at www.nrmca.org/sustainability. Credit 2.15: Biodiversity Participate in WHC Wildlife at Worksm program and adopt 1 habitat enhancement strategy Participate in WHC Wildlife at Worksm program and adopt 2 or more habitat enhancement strategies Achieve WHC Wildlife at Worksm Certification for at least 1 habitat enhancement strategy 1 point +1 point

+ 1 point Documentation Documentation that the plant is enrolled in the WHC Wildlife at Worksm program Brief narrative and photos describing the strategies implemented Documentation demonstrating the plant has achieved WHC Wildlife at Worksm Certification Credit 2.16: Worker Safety Safety Worksheet Number of employee hours worked at this plant in the past year Number of fatalities (Item G*) Number of injuries/illnesses with days away from work (Item H*) Number of injuries/illnesses with job transfer or restriction (Item I*) Number of other recordable cases (Item J*) PLANT INCIDENT RATE Incident Rate < 6.3 Incident Rate < 3.15 Incident Rate < 1.58 Documentation

Submit a copy of Safety Worksheet 1 point + 1 point + 1 point 3. Delivery and Construction Credit 3.1: Fuel Efficiency Improvement Existence of fleet fuel consumption plan Fuel consumption 10% below regional baseline Fuel consumption 15% below regional baseline Fuel consumption 20% below regional baseline 1 point 1 point +1 point +1 point Credit 3.1: Fuel Efficiency

NRMCA 2007 fleet survey, regional Improvement gal/cy baseline fleet consumption Eastern Southeastern South Central Rocky Mountains Great Lakes Midwest North Central Pacific Southwest Pacific Northwest US Average 1.03 1.16 1.74 1.74 1.06 1.06 0.89 0.89

1.16 l/m3 5.10 5.74 8.61 8.61 5.25 5.25 4.41 4.41 5.74 Documentation Brief narrative describing fleet fuel consumption plan Letter from companys accountant or corporate officer stating: gallons (l) of diesel fuel used for concrete delivery cubic yards (m3) of concrete produced Credit 3.2: Fleet Emissions Reduction

75% of fleet updated with 2007 or newer engines 100% of fleet updated 2007 or newer engines Alternative fuels represent 10% of total fuel use Alternative fuels represent 20% of total fuel use NRMCA truck certification, or equivalent, for 90% of fleet 1 point +1 point 1 point +1 point 1 point Documentation Letter from companys accountant or corporate officer stating Number of trucks with 2007 or newer engines Total number of trucks that were assigned to plant Total amount of alternative and diesel fuel purchased for concrete delivery Certification numbers for NRMCA certified trucks Credit 3.3: Driver Training Provide driver training for drivers

Require NRMCA CDP certification, or equivalent driver training program At least 50% of drivers CDP certified, or equivalent 1 point At least 75% of drivers CDP certified, or equivalent +1 point Documentation Records of NRMCA CDP certification or equivalent program Brief narrative describing equivalent program Credit 3.4: Green Building Products 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Pervious concrete Self consolidating concrete (SCC) Flowable fill Insulated concrete forms (ICFs), insulated tilt-up walls or insulated removable forms Cool pavements with solar reflectivity index greater than 29 Concrete to support green roofs (vegetated roofs) High early strength concrete, greater than 4,000 psi (27.6 MPa) at 72 hours High strength concrete, greater than 8,000 psi (55.2 MPa) Durable concrete with Rapid Chloride Permeability (RCP) test results of 2000 coulombs or lower Credit 3.4: Green Building Products 10% of concrete produced is a green building product 1 point 20% of concrete produced is a green

building product +1 point Documentation Brief narrative describing the types and amounts of green building products delivered 4. Product Use Credit 4.1: Green Building Education for Staff Staff received 40 PDHs in courses relevant to 1 point sustainability and green building LEED AP or LEED GA on staff 1 point NRMCA Certified Concrete Green Building Expert on staff 1 point Documentation Brief narrative describing the staff education delivered

Name(s) of LEED AP and/or LEED GA on staff Name(s) of Certified Concrete Green Building Experts on staff Credit 4.2: Green Building Education for Specifiers 120 PDHs delivered in last 12 months relevant to sustainability and green building 240 PDHs delivered in last 12 months relevant to sustainability and green building 1 point +1 point For example, if a salesman assigned to the plant delivered two one hour seminars to 10 architects each month in the last year, the total number of PDHs is 20 per month, or 240 hours in the past year. Documentation Brief narrative describing education programs presented and total number of PDHs delivered Credit 4.3: Sustainability

Advocacy Participate in any of the following local, state or national committees: 1. NRMCA Sustainability Committee 2. Environmental Task Group of the NRMCA Operations, Environment and Safety Committee 3. USGBC local chapter 4. ACI Sustainability Committee 5. ASTM concrete related committees 6. Green Building Initiative committees 7. Other sustainability related group or committees Participation in one or more of the listed local, state, or national committees, groups and organizations 1 point Documentation Names of individuals and the organizations, committees and/or programs in which they participate 5. Material Reuse and Recycling

Credit 5.1: Excess Concrete Reduction 3% returned concrete 1% returned concrete Documentation Brief narrative describing: Total amount of concrete returned Total amount of concrete produced Returned concrete percentage calculations 1 point +2 points Credit 5.2: Diversion of Returned Concrete from Disposal 50% returned concrete diverted from disposal 75% returned concrete diverted from disposal 100% returned concrete diverted from disposal

1 point +1 point +1 point Documentation Brief narrative describing: How returned concrete is diverted from landfills Total amount of returned concrete diverted from landfills Total returned concrete Calculations of diverted waste Site plan with equipment used to reclaim concrete and windrow areas Credit 5.3: Other Recycling Initiatives 1. Create a comprehensive written recycling program 2. Provide appropriate facilities on-site for collection 3. Stay abreast of local or national recycling options and regulations Existence of plant-wide recycling program including the appropriate collection facilities for on-site collection

2 points Documentation Brief narrative describing plant-wide recycling programs, such as: Posted lists of recyclable items Recycling bins and/or recycling service agreements 6. Additional Sustainable Practices 6. Additional Points Strategies for achieving additional points may include: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Achieving exemplary performance in an existing credit.

Comprehensive evaluation of 50% of mix designs Sustainable landscaping Conduct research to develop innovative products Organized community involvement Achieving recognition for sustainable practices Maintaining quality standards (e.g., NRMCA Certified Production Facility) 8. Other innovative sustainability strategies 6. Additional Points 1 sustainable practice implemented/achieved 2 sustainable practices implemented/achieved 3 sustainable practices implemented/achieved 4 sustainable practices implemented/achieved 5 sustainable practices implemented/achieved 1 point +1 point +1 point +1 point +1 point

Documentation In line with documentation requirements, submit: related narrative, photographs, letters, paperwork, performance tracking, correspondence, certifications Next Steps Become More Familiar with Guidelines Identify plants Read Guidelines Read Certification Policies and Procedures Future Resources

Example submittal List of auditors (consultants) List of certified plants www.nrmca.org/sustainability/certification Questions

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