FHWA has announced seven innovations that will be included in Every Day Counts – Round 7 (EDC-7), including Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for Sustainable Project Delivery. Over the next two years, the Sustainable Pavements Program will host educational opportunities and develop publications to help agencies quantify embodied carbon reductions and support procurement decisions using life cycle assessments for transportation infrastructure projects.
Also included in EDC-7, FHWA’s Office of Environment, Planning and Realty will be promoting Integrating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Assessment and Reduction Targets in Transportation Planning. This innovation provides resources to quantify greenhouse gases and set goals to decrease motor vehicle, construction, and life-cycle emissions through planning and project development.
For more information and upcoming EDC activities, please visit the EDC website.