Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2016 - (Page 23)

Build Your Sustainable Future The first in a series of articles to help you create a sustainability program By Heather Dylla, Ph.D., and Martha K. Silver I n the past two years, NAPA, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration has held record-breaking asphalt sustainability conferences for industry professionals that have eagerly looked for new and innovative opportunities in asphalt sustainability. In addition to this group of attendees, there were also those who were just beginning to create their companies' sustainability programs and were looking for more basic information. To meet this need, Asphalt Pavement magazine is publishing a series of articles to help asphalt producers launch and grow their own sustainability programs. Throughout 2016, the magazine will publish an article in each issue, focusing on another step in the process. This first article focuses on why asphalt producers need to get up to speed on sustainability and develop a program, what a company must commit to launch a successful program, and what to expect in the short- and long-term future. What is Driving Sustainability for the Asphalt Pavement Industry? Asphalt contractors have used sustainable practices, such as reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), porous asphalt Creating a Sustainability Program is a five-part series of articles that will provide a basic outline of best practices companies should follow when planning and deploying a sustainability program. March/April: Intro/Getting Started May/June: Corporate Values July/August: Deployment Sept/Oct: Communication Nov/Dec: ROI for stormwater management, and warm-mix asphalt technologies, for decades; however, these practices were not always viewed as part of an overall sustainability program. Now, the asphalt industry recognizes the need for asphalt mix producers to strategically manage and highlight their sustainability efforts to ensure they fully meet the needs of their customers and communities. Not only are road owners and agencies making sustainability part of their mission statements and looking to contractors to help them fulfill the mission, government policies are being written that put added pressure on these agencies to ensure they are actively promoting sustainability. These policies include: * The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 requires the U.S. General Services Administration to evaluate and recommend green building certification systems to assess progress made towards agencies' missions and goals. As a result, federal agencies must use one of two green rating systems for construction projects, U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (2009) or the Green Building Initiative Green Globes (2010). Visit a summary of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) website at http://goaspha.lt/1JrzxoS/. continued on page 25 Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2016 * 23 http://www.goaspha.lt/1JrzxoS/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2016

President’s Perspective
Industry News
Meet the Chairman
Build Your Sustainable Future
NAPA Quality in Construction Awards High Scores, Smooth Rides
Airstrip Overlay Proves Army Strong
Paved Routes to Success
Quality in Construction Award Winners
Industry Events
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com

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