LCA Pave: A Tool to Assess Environmental Impacts of Pavement Material and Design Decisions––Underlying Methodology and Assumptions

This report documents the underlying basis and foundation used in the development of LCA Pave, a tool for the assessment of environmental impacts of pavement material and design decisions. The purpose of this document is to describe the general methodology employed, the key assumptions made, and the type and sources of data used in the tool, while also disclosing its overall boundaries and limitations and the type of analyses that it can support. The report provides details on the following topics: (1) goal and scope of the tool; (2) procedures used for inventory analysis, impact assessment, and interpretation; (3) data quality assessment; (4) incorporating environmental product declarations (EPD) into the tool; (5) allocation procedures; and (6) assumptions, limitations, and data gaps.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Pavement Technology, Incorporated

    115 West Main Street, Suite 400
    Urbana, IL  United States  61801

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Meijer, Joep
    • Harvey, John
    • Butt, Ali
    • Kim, Changmo
    • Ram, Prashant
    • Smith, Kurt
    • Saboori, Arash
  • Publication Date: 2021-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 49p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01851766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HIF-22-033
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-15-D-00005-0005
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2022 4:48PM