Description

This report quantifies the likely impact recent improvements in emissions technology in the heavy construction equipment fleet will have on national and state-level carbon emissions from construction industries. Specific technologies examined in this report include hybrid and electric-powered off-road equipment. Innovation in the equipment manufacturing industry, and adoption of innovative technology by construction firms, is driven by a wide range of factors, some of which can be influenced by public policy. Therefore, this paper describes policies available to public decision makers at the local, state and national levels that impact equipment use and development decisions, including those that encourage the use of green equipment in government procurement, local level job site emissions regulations, and state and nationally mandated emissions standards, fuel taxes, and direct research subsidies.

Publication Date

9-1-2017

Publication Type

Report

Topic

Transportation/Land Use/Environment

MTI Project

1533

Keywords

Construction, Innovation, Policy, Legislation and regulation, Environmental quality, Impacts

Disciplines

Transportation

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