This 12-page publication begins with basic definitions to frame the discussion about pavement’s role in sustainable construction practices. This useful guide also describes current roadbuilding-related sustainability initiatives in the United States, including the Green Highways Partnership, Greenroads Rating System, and Green Pavement Technologies Program.
The resource acknowledges the importance of sustainability approaches such as reuse and recycling, but emphasizes ACPA’s position that other factors have at least as much effect on the environment. Key examples include vehicle fuel consumption; pavement albedo (a measure of reflectivity); pavement illumination and associated energy requirements; urban heat island; and global cooling.
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