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President's Perspective
Beyond these green construction
systems, transportation and public
works agencies in several states,
most notably California, Oregon,
and Louisiana, are exploring the
use of EPDs in their decisionmaking process. EPDs may not be
part of the current bidding process,
but they are something we expect
project owners to increasingly seek
out, whether they are building

public highways or commercial
shopping centers.
This is why the Emerald EcoLabel exists. Through an extensive
process that involved cooperation
from many NAPA members
and the State Asphalt Pavement
Associations, NAPA conducted
a life cycle assessment (LCA) of
the environmental impacts of
asphalt pavement mix production

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starting with the production of
raw materials through the mix
production and ending at the point
the finished mixture leaves the
production facility.
This cradle-to-gate LCA provided
the background information
necessary to develop the framework
for the NAPA EPD program. The
Emerald Eco-Label uses public
data sets to the greatest extent
possible to ensure transparency in
how environmental impacts are
calculated and allocated.
With the Emerald Eco-Label,
these inputs are combined with
plant- and mixture-specific
information to output a thirdparty verified eco-label EPD. A
company's proprietary information
is never disclosed; only the
environmental impact in several
required categories.
For asphalt mix producers, it
makes sense to take a look at the
Emerald Eco-Label tool now so
that they have the experience of
collecting the necessary data and
using the tool when the first request
for an asphalt mix EPD arrives.
Ours is an industry that has
always been able to adapt and
change to meet future needs. We
have done so with the adoption of
warm-mix asphalt, which has had
the benefits of reducing energy use,
extending the paving season, and
reducing emissions. Similarly, the
reclamation and reuse of asphalt
pavement allows us to turn routine
maintenance and resurfacing
activities into a harvesting of raw
materials for future pavements.
EPDs help us quantify and get well
deserved credit for the sustainability
of our product and of our practices.
Asphalt pavement mix producers
are focused on delivering the
quality materials owners want for
their long-lasting roads, runways,
and parking lots. Having the
ability to provide an EPD ensures
that asphalt pavements remain
the pavement of choice for green
construction. AP


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017

President’s Perspective
Industry News
Back to Basics: The Next Steps
Training for Safety
OSHA’s Silica Rule
How to Improve Safety Climate
Beyond the Horizon
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - Intro
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - cover1
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - cover2
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 3
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 6
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 7
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 8
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - President’s Perspective
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 10
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 11
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 12
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - Industry News
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 14
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 15
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 16
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - Back to Basics: The Next Steps
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 18
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 19
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - Training for Safety
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 21
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 22
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 23
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 24
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 25
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - OSHA’s Silica Rule
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 27
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 28
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 29
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 30
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - How to Improve Safety Climate
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - Beyond the Horizon
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 53
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - Industry Calendar
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 55
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - 56
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017 - Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
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