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NAPA 2015 Asphalt Sustainability Conference: Networking and Sharing Sustainability Knowledge Sustainability as a business strategy, as an ecological operation, as a social policy: the triple bottom line makes sense for the asphalt industry today By Martha K. Silver I n early November, more than 124 people traveled to New Orleans for the NAPA 2014 Asphalt Sustainability Conference. Feedback from the conference has been extremely positive, with requests that the program be repeated so that more in the asphalt industry may benefit from the high-quality content, and learn about these innovations and how to implement them in the field. Contractors, construction managers, environmental managers, DOT staff, engineers, pavement designers, researchers, academics, and sustainability product and service suppliers came together to hear industry leaders discuss asphalt sustainability, learn real-life lessons from in-the-field practitioners, crunch the numbers and see the realized benefits, and get briefed on research guiding asphalt sustainability projects. The sessions were capped with dynamic "Think, Pair, Share" breaks where participants grouped together to network, discuss the day's topics and to develop questions for the speakers' panel. The Federal Highway Administration partnered with NAPA to help support state DOT participation and information dissemination. The 2014 Asphalt Sustainability Conference was sponsored by Barriere Construction and CAT Auction Services. Section I: What is Sustainability and Why? Kicking off the Asphalt Sustainability Conference, Keynote Uko Heukrodt with Volvo CE shared his company's Construction Climate 30 * View past issues online at Challenge, an initiative hosted by Volvo CE to promote sustainability throughout the entire construction industry and provide much needed funding for environmental research. Heukrodt said Volvo CE is interested in developing partnerships, as part of the Construction Climate Challenge, with U.S. companies in the asphalt industry. The U.S. industry has made significant progress ahead of Europe in areas such as warm-mix asphalt; Europe is farther ahead in its use of recycled materials. We can learn from each other, and Volvo CE has funding for related research. More information about the Construction Climate Challenge can be found at http:// The morning's moderator, Victor (Lee) Gallivan with the Federal Highway Administration spoke briefly about the priority the FHWA places on sustainability and the importance it will have on future road construction projects. He

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2015

Chairman’s Commentary
Industry News
PaveXpress: A Simplified Pavement Design Tool
Sustainability Section NAPA’s Asphalt Sustainability Conference
The Federal Highway Administration Sustainable Pavements Program
Environmental Product Declarations in the Sustainable Marketplace
Examining the Use of Reflective Pavements to Mitigate the Urban Heat Island Effect
Pavement Vehicle Interaction and Smooth Asphalt Pavement
The NAPA Diamond Achievement Sustainable
Beyond Compliance: Achieving EH&S Excellence
A World of Asphalt Preview Section the World of Asphalt Education Program: Laying the Base for Innovation
Tools for the Trade
Industry Events
Index of Advertisers/

Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2015