The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute has released a web version of Pavement LCA, its free lifecycle assessment (LCA) tool for roadways. The software tool is easy to use and calculates the environmental impact of Canadian regional roadway designs.
Pavement LCA allows custom roadway design, or users can draw from a library of existing designs. The software provides environmental impact results for all life cycle stages – materials manufacturing, roadway construction, use and rehabilitation – and enables quick and easy comparison of multiple design options over a range of expected roadway life spans.
The web version of Pavement LCA includes several improved features, such as better report graphics and spreadsheet export capabilities. Learn more and find the online tool at PavementLCA.com.
For projects in the US, users can download the desktop version of the software, which includes all the same features as the web tool and is suitable for both Canada and the US. The desktop version is available for download from Athena’s software website, calculatelca.com.
“Pavement LCA places the power of LCA into the hands of any transportation engineer or roadway designer,” said Athena President Jennifer O’Connor, "and now we’ve made it even easier to bring sustainability to roadway design by putting the tool in the cloud.”
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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