Asphalt and the Environment

How does the use of asphalt pavement affect the environment?

A growing concern in the development community is for construction that exhibits good environmental stewardship. That is, practices that conserve resources in a manner that allow growth and development to be sustained for the long-term without degrading the environment. Asphalt pavements are economical, efficient and contribute to sustainability in many different ways.

For more information on the sustainability of asphalt pavement visit and

Read the NAPA report: Black and Green: Sustainable Asphalt, Now and Tomorrow (Digital Version)
Read the Joint NAPA/EAPA publication: The Asphalt Paving Industry: A Global Perspective
Read the "Carbon Footprint" analysis by Brian Prowell, Ph.D. in the Iowa Asphalt Report, Green Issue
Read the "Cleaner Water with Asphalt Pavements" report
Take the free Sustainability and Paving Online Training Course, brought to you by Pavia Systems