The National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) released the third installment in the Sustainable Asphalt Pavements: A Practical Guide series, “Procuring and Evaluating Sustainability,” is now available. The 14-page book outlines how public projects are starting to incorporate and reward sustainable construction practices.
“Owner agencies are looking to incorporate sustainability into their projects, whether it’s green construction rating systems, like LEED or Greenroads, or through procurement policies,” said NAPA Director of Sustainable Pavements Joseph Shacat in a press release. “This short guide looks at how asphalt pavement mixture producers can help owners meet their sustainability goals.”
The publication was authored by Stephen T. Muench, Ph.D., P.E. of the University of Washington and Adam J.T. Hand, Ph.D., P.E. of the University of Nevada, Reno. The first two volumes, “Sustainability Overview” and “Sustainability Specifics,” are already available, and the fourth will be released in November. Each volume is accompanied by a webinar explaining how the concept of sustainability can be applied in asphalt pavement production and road construction. The free webinars and books are available at AsphaltPavement.org/PracticalGuide.
“Understanding how owners are looking to make their roads, parking lots, and other projects more sustainable is important,” said Shacat, “and ‘Procuring and Evaluating Sustainability’ works with the rest of the Practical Guide series to ensure producers understand how green construction rating systems can be leveraged to harness the sustainable aspects of asphalt pavements.”
The Sustainable Asphalt Pavements: A Practical Guide series was developed with the support of the Federal Highway Administration through the Accelerated Implementation and Deployment of Pavement Technologies (AID-PT) program.