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Reducing the Life Cycle Carbon Footprint of Pavements (2019R33) - High Impact Summary

In 2019 PIARC published the report “Reducing the life cycle Carbon Footprint of pavements” (2019R33), which was a result from the work conducted by the Technical Committee D.2 – Pavements, during the 2012-2015 cycle. This report assessed and synthesized recent innovations leading to the reduction of Carbon Footprint of pavements. It also presented a critical review of the Carbon Footprint reductions achieved by various innovative technologies when compared to standard methods of construction including the use of reused, recycled, and recovered materials.

The current high impact summary, condenses and highlights the following principal topics which were deeply studied and analysed in the report:

·summarizes the concepts behind Carbon Footprint Reduction.

·identifies the studied models by the Technical Committee D.2 – Pavements, during the 2012-2015 cycle.

·synthetises the Survey’s results regarding the measurement of Carbon Footprint around the world

·lists some innovations reported to reduce Carbon Footprint.

·presents the most significant conclusions and recommendations from the report “Reducing the life Cycle Carbon Footprint of Pavements (2019R33)”.

Information sheet

  • Date: 2022
  • Author(s): Comité technique / Technical Committee / Comité Técnico 2020-2023 4.1 Chaussées / Pavements / Pavimentos
  • Domain(s): Road Pavements / General
  • Type: High Impact Summary
  • PIARC Ref.: 2022R02EN
  • ISBN: 978-2-84060-661-1
  • Number of pages: 12