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ClarkDietrich Launches Line Of Low Embodied Carbon Steel Framing Products

West Chester, OH - ClarkDietrich, manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing products, is introducing a new line of low embodied carbon (LEC) steel framing products. The LEC portfolio includes ProSTUD® metal drywall framing system, structural steel, clips and connectors, floor framing, and more.

The new offerings make ClarkDietrich the first steel framing manufacturer to offer LEC products nationwide, which “have less climate impact associated with mining, manufacturing and transportation,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency. ClarkDietrich’s LEC cold-formed steel is manufactured using steel coils from electric arc furnace (EAF) mills—as opposed to basic oxygen furnaces (BOFs), which are commonly used in steel production—resulting in products with 30 percent less embodied carbon.

“As a leading manufacturer of products for the built environment, we have a responsibility to continually increase the sustainable attributes of the products we supply,” said Adam Shoemaker, Corporate Sustainability Manager at ClarkDietrich. “We’re proud to be an industry leader into this new frontier.”

Certified by an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) providing transparency into the manufacturing and supply chain, ClarkDietrich’s LEC products serve as an innovative solution for the growing number of projects where embodied carbon reduction is a goal. This EPD covers Low Embodied Carbon (LEC) Cold-Formed Steel Products as defined by the United States General Services Administration’s (GSA) Interim IRA Low Embodied Carbon Material Requirements and qualifies for the top 20 percent limit for cold-formed and galvanized steel products (U.S. GSA, 2023), as well as private sector LEED projects looking to achieve low embodied carbon optimization. More information is available on ClarkDietrich's website.

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