With increasing focus on climate change, there is a corresponding increase in product manufacturers and technology development companies making claims to position themselves and their products/ technology as possible solutions to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment. Therefore, it is important that as emerging products/technologies come forward, they are vetted and assessed for their efficacy. Fill out an application for verification or validation of a product or technology.
NEU’s technology validation/verification program will assess and validate the claims of innovative and new products/technologies associated with low carbon cement and concrete production. Validation and verification are defined as:
Validation: Evaluating reasonableness of the assumptions, limitations and methods that support an environmental statement about the outcome of future activities.
Verification: Evaluating an environmental information statement based on historical data and information to determine whether the statement is materially correct and conforms to relevant criteria.
The product/technology categories for NEU validation/verification program include, but are not limited to the following:
• Alternative Cements/Binders
• Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCMs)
• Admixture / Additives
• Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)
• Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC)
• Manufactured Aggregates
• Low-Carbon Reinforcing Steel
• Reduced-Emissions Cement Manufacturing / Alternative Fuels and/or Energy Sources
The process is conducted impartially by subject matter experts (SME) based on internationally accepted standards and will consist of several phases including application and initial review, independent SME committee formation, SME review and report drafting and public release or appeal.
VIEW webinar on process for verification or validation
COMPLETE application for verification or validation of a product or technology
Note: A non-refundable Validation/Verification Application fee of $1500 must accompany each application in order to be processed.