Sustainable Pavements: It’s About Much More Than Just Materials

A common misconception is that sustainable pavements are made with recycled or low-impact materials. While this is important, the full impact of pavements on the environment must be considered using a life cycle perspective. This presentation will highlight the outcomes of research from the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub on the use of life cycle assessment to evaluate the environmental impact of pavements including initial construction, maintenance and rehabilitation, and the use phase, which includes excess fuel consumption due to pavement-vehicle interaction and climate impacts from pavement reflectivity.

This webinar will be presented by CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory.

The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) webinar series offers information of general interest to members of the building, paving, and construction communities, as well as to educators, students, journalists, and law and policy-makers interested in the environmental and economic impacts of decision-making concerning infrastructure. Videos of past webinars are archived to the CSHub YouTube Channel.

Webinars are free and open to the public. Presentations are geared toward a lay audience.