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Acronyms

GreenLITES: Green Leadership In Transportation Environmental Sustainability

Organization

New York State Department of Transportation

Type

Transportation

Summary

GreenLITES is a self-certification program created by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) that identifies the extent to which transportation projects incorporate sustainable choices. This is primarily used as an internal Excel-based tool to measure project performance, recognize good practices, and identify where they need improvement. It also provides DOT with a way to demonstrate to the public how they are advancing sustainable practices.

Developed By

New York State Department of Transportation

Institution Type

Public Agency

Used By

Project Team,Developers,Public Authorities

Purpose

To integrate sustainability principles into transportation using the building industry s LEED system as a model

Kind

Rating System

Sustainability Certification

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Sustainability Criteria

Sustainable SitesWater QualityMaterials & ResourcesEnergy & AtmosphereInnovation/Unlisted

Is Opensource

It is an internal management program for NYSDOT

How Used

GreenLITES program includes a growing collection of tools (rating systems, spreadsheets, and other metrics) for the planning and assessment of projects, operational activities, maintenance programs, and regional investments. GreenLITES is a transparent, metrics based, self-assessment program to institutionalize triple bottom line thinking, continuously measure performance, and foster best practices throughout NYSDOT.

Kind of projects targeted

Transportation

final-outcome

Better integrate sustainable principles into NYSDOT’s developments

Scale analyzed

Regional

Developed Country

USA

Location

New York

Applied at

NYSDOT's projects

When Created

2008

Phase applied

Planning,Construction,Operation,Maintenance,Finance

Web link

https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/greenlites/repository/GreenLITES%202011%20sustainability%20flyer_092111.pdf

Other info

https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/greenlites

Tool Details Description

GreenLITES is a self-certification program created by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) that identifies the extent to which transportation projects incorporate sustainable choices. This is primarily used as an internal Excel-based tool to measure project performance, recognize good practices, and identify where they need improvement. It also provides DOT with a way to demonstrate to the public how they are advancing sustainable practices.

Tool details how it works

GreenLITES program includes a growing collection of tools (rating systems, spreadsheets, and other metrics) for the planning and assessment of projects, operational activities, maintenance programs, and regional investments. GreenLITES is a transparent, metrics based, self-assessment program to institutionalize triple bottom line thinking, continuously measure performance, and foster best practices throughout NYSDOT.

Tool details outcome

There are three different tools that can be applied to different project phases, they are: the GreenLITES Project Design Program, the GreenLITES Maintenance and Operations Program, and the GreenLITES Project Solicitation Tool.

Tool details sustainability

In the primary GreenLITES tool (the Project Design Certification Program), the tool has five main criteria: 1-Sustainable Sites (5 subcategories with 55 individual criteria), 2-Water Quality (2 subcategories with 12 individual criteria) 3-Materials & Resources (5 subcategories with 39 individual criteria), 4-Energy & Atmosphere (6 subcategories with 69 individual criteria), and 5-Innovation/Unlisted (3 subcategories).

Tool details web links

https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/greenlites, https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/greenlites/repository/GreenLITES%202011%20sustainability%20flyer_092111.pdf

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Other info

GreenLITES (Green Leadership In Transportation Environmental Sustainability) is a self-certification program, developed in the United States by the NYSDOT (The New York State Department of Transportation), to be used as an internal management program. The main purpose of using this tool is To integrate sustainability principles into transportation using the building industry s LEED system as a model. GreenLITES program includes a growing collection of tools (rating systems, spreadsheets, and other metrics) for the planning and assessment of projects, operational activities, maintenance programs, and regional investments. The tool is a transparent, metrics based, self-assessment program to institutionalize triple bottom line thinking, continuously measure performance, and foster best practices throughout NYSDOT.

Tool details addl info

Users of the tool- Project Team, Developers, Public Authorities and Agencies

Phase when the tool applies- Planning, Design, Construction, Operation

Geographic application- New York State Department of Transportation projects

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