Campus Units

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

Procedia Engineering

Volume

118

First Page

781

Last Page

786

DOI

10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.514

Abstract

Public projects for pavement and pavement maintenance are often based on budgets set by capital improvement budgets. A better way for determining the cost of sustainability in infrastructure costs is needed. The capital budget limitation causes an issue for the owner. The municipality must construct projects with a focus solely on initial cost and cannot include sustainability requirements due to the perceived additional cost. Sustainability can often be viewed as subjective. Utilizing the carbon footprint as the basis for the decision creates a much more objective evaluation of sustainability in pavements. A case study illustrating a carbon footprint cost index is presented.

Comments

This is an article from Procedia Engineering 118 (2015): 781, doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.514. Posted with permission.

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This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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