This Working Group represents the industry commitment towards a more sustainable contribution during road construction and maintenance operations.
The industry is focussing on improving environmental and economic performance by optimizing and prolonging service life time of the roads and hence reducing the raw material demand, GHG emissions and energy consumption.
ERF members have been involved for several years in various initiatives to develop new materials, methodologies, databases or certificates which can be deployed for sustainability assessment of civil engineering works. On the other hand, a main obstacle for the market deployment is the traditional procurement and regulatory framework which prevent a realistic assessment of solutions.
The objective of the WG is to promote visibility of the industry contribution which can increase the protection of the environment, while still providing the best quality service to road users. In addition, the ERF aims at promoting a dialogue with road administrations on the successful implementation of the new public procurement rules which can ensure a medium-long term vision to modernise the sector while facing main current challenges as climate change.
June 12, 2018
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