This programme developed concepts and strategies for the construction and operation of roads with reduced energy requirements. The aim is to deliver an appreciable reduction in energy requirements using solutions that are appropriate, feasible and cost-effective. The programme funded 4 projects.
EDGAR – Evaluation and Decision process for Greener Asphalt Roads
EDGAR focuses on the sustainability of “green bituminous mixtures” in which new materials and technologies are applied for the purpose of energy and CO2-reduction.
- EDGAR Project Description
- Energy efficient materials and technologies and their impact on sustainability (D1.1)
- Recommended Product Category Rules (PCRs) for bituminous materials and technologies (D2.1)
- Guidance document on the sustainability assessment of bituminous materials and technologies (D2.2)
- Demonstration of the methodology to assess sustainability (D3.1)
- EDGAR Final Report
FUNDBITS – Functional Durability-related Bitumen Specification
In this project, new internationally available data is being reviewed in order to develop performance-based bitumen characteristics which may be introduced into bitumen specification standards EN 12591, EN 14023 and EN 13924.
- FUNDBITS Project Description
- Identified correlations between bitumen and asphalt properties (D.1)
- Correlations between bitumen and asphalt properties – Stiffness (D.2a)
- Correlations between bitumen and asphalt properties – Permanent Deformation (rutting) (D.2b)
- Correlations between bitumen and asphalt properties – Low temperature cracking (D.2c)
- Correlations between bitumen and asphalt properties – Fatigue life (D.2d)
- Correlations between bitumen and asphalt properties – Binder/aggregate interaction (water sensitivity) (D.2e)
This project primarily aimed to combine available data on the influence of construction parameters on service life with the knowledge of experts of different European countries which will provide a ranking list of the parameters that are most important to monitor and manage during construction. Secondly, incorporated the combined data into a tool that can perform real time analyses of the effect of quality control measures taken under specific conditions, resulting in a quantified risk reduction.
- CONSISTENT Project Description
- WP1 – Report 1.1a: Literative Review
- WP1-Report 1.1b: Industry Feedback
- WP2 – Report 2.1: Description of tool
- Report on applicability and quantified influence on quality control (D3.1)
- WP4-Report 4a: Report on the demonstration projects
- Deliverable 4b: A guideline for implementation of the tool in the procurement process
- CONSISTENT Summary Presentation
- CONSISTEND: Final Report
This project addresses the problem that National Road Administrations (NRAs) are seeking to reduce the use of energy associated with tunnel operations in an environment where public finances are increasingly stretched and energy prices are increasing.
- Initial Review of Technologies (D1.1)
- Assessment of technologies with potential for energy reduction (D2.1)