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NCST White Paper: The Role of Life Cycle Assessment in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Road Construction and Maintenance

UCD-ITS-RR-15-34

Research Report

Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS), National Center for Sustainable Transportation

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Suggested Citation:
Harvey, John T., Alissa Kendall, Arash Saboori (2015) NCST White Paper: The Role of Life Cycle Assessment in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Road Construction and Maintenance. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-15-34

This white paper summarizes the state of knowledge and state of the art in pavement LCA modeling, with particular emphasis on life cycle GHG emissions and on interpretation and analysis that lead to GHG reductions from the onâ€road transportation sector. This white paper synthesizes research from a number of previous and current projects, highlighting both broadly agreed upon methods and findings, and those that are emerging or currently debated. The goal is to inform federal, state, and local policymakers; pavement industry professionals; private pavement owners; and transportation and other researchers about the significance and role of pavement LCA in understanding and mitigating the negative environmental consequences of the pavement sector.