The construction industry in Sweden annually emit about 10 million tonnes of GHGs, which is of the same order of magnitude as all private cars in the country. Although roads and railroads are responsible for 1/3 of the industry’s emissions, the research efforts have been limited. Whereas most research focuses on measuring and assessing emissions, few have proposed approaches for practically reducing them.
This research project aims at developing approaches for reducing GHG emissions in road and railroad projects, both from on-site and life-cycle perspectives. The project is funded by SBUF.