Life Cycle Perspective on Concrete and Asphalt Roadways: Embodied Primary Energy and Global Warming Potential
This study presents estimates of embodied primary energy usage and global warming potential over a 50 year "life cycle" for the construction and maintenance of comparable flexible asphalt and rigid Portland cement concrete pavement structures across the following road types and regions: typical Canadian arterial roadways; typical Canadian high volume highways; a Quebec urban freeway and; a section of the Highway 410 freeway in Ontario.
- Record URL:
Cement Association of Canada1500-60 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5Y7, Canada
- Publication Date: 2006
- Media Type: Print
- Pagination: 92p.
- TRT Terms: Bitumen; Concrete; Energy; Fly ash; Greenhouse effect; Life cycle analysis; Pavements; Road construction; Slag
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Energy; Environment; Materials; Pavements; I22: Design of Pavements, Railways and Guideways; I31: Bituminous Binders and Materials; I32: Concrete; I33: Other Materials used in Pavement Layers;
- Accession Number: 01098893
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
- Files: TAC
- Created Date: May 6 2008 7:34AM