New York issues ‘Buy Clean Concrete’ mandate

September 28, 2023

Beginning in 2025, the state of New York will require contractors that use concrete mixes for state projects to prove that their environmental impact falls below state-set limits. The “Buy Clean Concrete” mandate is the first statewide directive in the U.S. to dictate greenhouse gas emission limits for agency projects.

The mandate will require contractors to submit environmental product declarations (EPDs) for all concrete mixes. It will apply to state-funded building projects of $1 million or more that use at least 50 cubic yards of concrete. It also will apply to all transportation contracts of at least $3 million that use more than 200 cubic yards. There will be exceptions for emergency repairs and projects that need quick-cure or high-strength concrete.

Sharon Fell

Sharon Fell joins the SPI team as a reporter for Government Market News. She has spent the last five years as a content manager for several political and governmental websites. Her responsibilities also included managing a team of international writers and editors.  

Sharon holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Indiana Institute of Technology. She brings that technical background to her work researching and writing articles for the SPI Team. She contributes to the firm’s weekly newsletters, Government Contracting Pipeline and Texas Government Insider.

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