Sustainable roads - energy efficiency in road design, construction and operation

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This ICE briefing sheet summarises the findings of an EU-wide research project that set out to create new energy evaluation software in the transport sector. The findings will allow engineers to incorporate the measurement of energy usage into their proposals as well as enable them to analyse the interaction between their designs and the energy used by vehicles on the roads over a design lifetime.  The project demonstrates that by careful route choice taking road life cycle into account, significant energy savings can be achieved.

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