Roadway Environmental Ratings: What’s Best for Your Agency?
Better Roads Staff
GreenLITES certification categories are Sustainable Sites, Water Quality, Materials and Resources, Energy and Atmosphere, and Innovation.
Like Greenroads, GreenLITES certifies projects at increasing levels of sustainability: Certified, Silver, Gold and Evergreen. More information is available at www.dot.ny.gov/programs/greenlites.
• GreenPave. In 2010 the Ontario Ministry of Transportation launched GreenPave, a points-based rating system which focuses on pavements, not the entire right-of-way. MTO’s goal is to establish a rating system for pavement sustainability that applies to all designs of asphalt and concrete pavement structures.
Download more information at www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/transtek/roadtalk/rt16-1/#a6.
• I-LAST. The Illinois Livable and Sustainable Transportation (I-LAST) Rating System and Guide was rolled out in January 2010 and is a sustainability performance metric system developed by the Joint Sustainability Group of the Illinois DOT, the American Council of Engineering Companies-Illinois, and the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association, among other statewide groups.
The use of I-LAST is voluntary. I-LAST includes a point system for evaluating the sustainable measures included in a project. Download the I-LAST manual at www.dot.state.il.us/green/documents/I-LASTGuidebook.pdf
NEXT MONTH: We will again address “Green Roads” with an examination and update of existing trends in our December 2012 issue.
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