Monitoring and assessing GHG emissions from road construction and maintenance activities: the IRF GHG calculator

Better roads can only be built by practitioners who are fully aware of the full ecological repercussions of their activities, and of the growing potential for enhancing positive while reducing negative impacts. The International Road Federation has designed a methodology for the calculation and modelling of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from road construction projects. The ultimate purpose of this tool is multifaceted: 1. facilitating a detailed environmental analysis of road projects; 2. providing an authoritative basis for comparative analysis of various road-building techniques and materials; 3. optimising road construction site supply schemes with respect to raw material providers, choice of suppliers, delivery locations and material transport modes; 4. enabling detailed estimation of GHG emissions that are specifically attributable to the road construction industry. The resulting calculations are given in CO2 equivalency by reference to all or any of the various stages of road infrastructure construction, and take into account a wide range of different scenarios and construction techniques.


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  • Pagination: 7p (oral presentations)
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    • Issue Number: 266

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  • Accession Number: 01382618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 1:24PM