The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input through webinars and written comments on programs related to implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act. The law, enacted last summer, provides EPA with $350 million in funding to create new programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency in construction materials. While the programs will initially focus on carbon intense construction materials, including concrete, glass, asphalt and steel, EPA is also seeking ideas for new materials.
EPA will hold three webinars in March and April on different topics to engage and solicit responses. One webinar will focus on enhancing low-carbon building materials for infrastructure and residential and commercial construction projects. CPA plans to submit written comments encouraging EPA to include products made with composite wood panels, including cabinets, furniture, fixtures, flooring and mouldings in the program.
Written comments are due by May 1, 2023. See EPA News Release. More Info: Andy O’Hare