The Projects

City of Richmond – Concrete and Asphalt Recycling for Road Base Material Production

December 2016 – May 2017

GHG Accounting quantified for the City of Richmond the GHG emissions reduction associated with upcycling of concrete and asphalt waste into road base materials rather than using virgin road base materials for the City’s road construction and maintenance work. The quantification of environmental benefits helped to design the process of upcycling construction materials and sought co-benefits such as diverting materials from landfills and avoiding virgin material production resulting in a reduction in water use and air contaminant pollution. The project activity lowered GHG emissions, which the City of Richmond was able to offset against its corporate inventory in 2017.