For each specific project, the environmental impact of the NPS® solution can be calculated in terms of CO2 equivalent and numerous other indicators, based on the official Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). This allows the designer and investor to compare the environmental impact of alternative structural solutions and make an objective choice.
The NPS® beam-column solution reduces CO2 emissions and energy used by more than 20% compared to steel or concrete solutions. These data are proven by the comparative LCA carried out by the University of Genoa on two buildings actually constructed. The environmental impacts per kg of beam are confirmed by the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).