Sustainable Pavements Program
Advancing the knowledge and practice of sustainability related to pavement systems
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Framework: LCA is a structured evaluation methodology that quantifies environmental impacts over the full life cycle of a product or system. This document is an important first step in the implementation and adoption of LCA principles in the pavement community within the U.S.
Over the past 10 years, Sustainable Pavements Program has:
- Created a national dialogue on pavement sustainability through 20+ Sustainable Pavements Technical Working Group meetings
- Evaluated the state of knowledge related to sustainability of pavements
- Educated stakeholders through 15+ webinars, 30+ technical documents, and 50+ technical presentations
- Developed a pavement LCA Tool based on stakeholder input that uses public data sources and EPDs