NAPA's Greenhouse Gas Calculator calculates greenhouse gas emissions related to asphalt pavement manufacturing in a gate-to-gate analysis. The user-friendly interface provides drop-down lists of typical fuels linked to greenhouse gas emission factors, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e). The User Guide provides information about how to use the GHG Calculator and the underlying framework and assumptions that are used for the calculations.
NAPA's verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) tool makes it easy to quantify the environmental impact of an asphalt mix.
ENERGY STAR Pilot
NAPA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program launched a pilot program to reduce energy consumption and costs at asphalt mixture production facilities using proven energy-saving practices and technologies. NAPA welcomes participants in the Energy Star pilot. More information is available here.
If you have any questions or would like to participate in the pilot program, contact Joseph Shacat.
The Silent Disruptor
There’s much talk about disruptive technologies, like autonomous vehicles and equipment, but habitat conservation projects can change community and employee perceptions of asphalt plants while also benefiting the natural environment.