Compiled Dataset of Concrete Mix Environmental Product Declarations in the U.S.A.
The carbon footprint of a concrete structure is directly affected by the selected concrete mix. To better understand the influence of different concrete mixes, mix data was collected from Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Data from 39,213 U.S.A. concrete mix EPDs was obtained from public repositories provided by the American Society for Testing and Materials and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. The dataset provides information on life cycle assessment (LCA) midpoints (Global Warming Potential, Ozone Depletion Potential, Acidification Potential, Photochemical Ozone Creation Potential, Abiotic Depletion, Total Waste Disposed, and Consumption of Freshwater), concrete strength classes, declared unit, concrete curing time, production components, concrete manufacturers’ company and plant locations, and additional LCA information. This dataset enables users to quickly assess the environmental impacts (including the Global Warming Potential) of different concrete mixes without the need for extensive data collection and analysis. In summary, this dataset provides environmental information about concrete mixes to aid researchers, sustainability consultants, building practitioners, and policymakers to make sustainability-informed decisions when specifying concrete in the U.S.A.
Steps to reproduce
1. Obtain concrete mix Environmental Product Declarations (See ASTM and NRMCA). 2. A custom Python script was used to extract the relevant information from the Environmental Product Declarations. 3. Compile the dataset from the extracted information.