Comments to Task Force Members on GSA's Lower Embodied Carbon Standard
On January 25th, 2023, the General Service Administration (GSA) released for comment the GSA developed minimum requirement standards for Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funded purchases of materials and products with substantially lower embodied carbon based on, and in accordance with, EPA’s Determination under Section 60503 of IRA. The National Sand, Stone and Gravel Association (NSSGA) appreciate the opportunity to comment on the GSA developed standards to promote the procurement of materials and products available today with the comparatively lower embodied carbon. The NSSGA’s represents aggregates producers, as well as those who manufacture equipment and provide services that support the construction industry. Our members are essential to the work that keep this country moving and we represent more than 90 percent of the crushed stone, 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States. Our members employ more than 100,000 hard-working people who are responsible for the essential materials found in every home, building, port, road ,dam and public works project.