The BE2ST-in-Highways is an Excel-based rating system which is interlinked with several other publicly available open sources for assessing the environmental impacts associated with highway construction projects (i.e., M-EPDG, PaLATE, RealCost, and TNM-LookUp). It is primarily intended to provide a quantitative methodology for rating the benefits of sustainable highway construction.
How It Works
This system employs life-cycle analysis techniques to provide an overall assessment of the environmental and economic impacts associated with a highway construction projects.
This quantitative framework can be used to compare alternative construction strategies from a holistic perspective.
- Life Cycle Cost
- Energy Consumption
- In Situ Recycling/ Total Recycling Content
- RCRA Hazardous Waste
- Water Consumption
- Traffic Noise
- Social Carbon Cost
Official Website / Links
- Users of the tool- General Audience
- Phase when the tool applies- Planning, Design
- Geographic application- Wisconsin