State of Art Methodologies for Reducing the Carbon Foot-Print in Road Construction Industry: In India
Sameer Nema
Lafarge India Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, India.
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Nowadays, carbon dioxide and different greenhouse emissions are one of the major causes to affect the climate change in the world. The Carbon foot print is commonly used to calculate the amount of different types of greenhouse gasses (GHG) emitted and carbon dioxide in the air. In road construction industry, the Carbon foot print is a very vulnerable issue, which is affecting economy and climatic condition of any nation. Therefore, the need to reduce the carbon foot print from our atmosphere through adoption of different optimizing techniques is a must. The life cycle approach has been accepted as a robust method of measuring carbon footprint. The road sector is coming under pressure to review current practice and the potential to reduce carbon emissions. This paper presents a review on state of art methodologies which needs to be adapted to reduced carbon footprint in the fast growing road construction industry due to increasing infrastructure demand. The ever increasing road construction will lead to increased carbon emission in the future decade especially when strong lobbying is for concrete roads in India, which have a much larger Carbon foot print as against Asphalt roads.

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Nema, S. (2015) State of Art Methodologies for Reducing the Carbon Foot-Print in Road Construction Industry: In India. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-7. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101738.

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