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What is Greenroads?

The Greenroads® Rating System is an easy way to measure and manage sustainability on transportation projects. The Rating System challenges Project Teams to go above and beyond minimum environmental, social and economic practices with an independent, third-party review. It is administered by the 501c3 nonprofit organization, Greenroads International. We are the missing link for the world's most sustainable cities, or those wishing to become greener cities, that have the LEED® Rating System down pat and an eye toward holistic sustainable development.

Why We Exist

Our BIG AUDACIOUS GOAL is to fundamentally change the way transportation projects are built. To this end we:

  • Share best practices
  • Educate planners, engineers, government, contractors, and suppliers on sustainability
  • Guide project managers as they design and build
  • Rate projects to measurably prove they saved money, saved water, saved energy, reduced the carbon footprint
  • Build a community of like minded individuals practicing sustainable transportation.

What We Do

  • Teach classes and webinars to provide foundational sustainability knowledge.
  • Train teams and individuals to have successful projects and share best practices within their teams.
  • Rate projects through rigorous assessment to provide the transparent measurement of sustainability performance that elected leaders and taxpayers expect.
  • Help agencies determine what sustainability practices they do well and how they can do better
  • Connect people doing sustainable transportation with our membership program and events
  • Act as a global ambassador for the good that transportation projects can do for the planet, people, prosperity and posterity

How We Help

In the United States, over $120 billion is spent on transportation infrastructure every year. Those are real, hard tax dollars at work in the same, tired way they have been for the last several decades. It is time for a change - research shows that not only is sustainability easy to do it is now a necessity and a public mandate. Besides that, the rest of the world looks to the U.S. standards while they are busy building 90% of the new transportation infrastructure. Wouldn't it be nice if it were built with the environment in mind this time?

Greenroads helps owners, designers, contractors and suppliers:

  • Save money through smart design and construction choices.
  • Build trust with elected leaders and general public.
  • Clearly demonstrate sustainability as a value.
  • Connect private practice with public owners that share green goals.
  • Create professional connections in a new interdisciplinary community for sustainable transportation.
  • Educate professionals and students to keep pace with sustainability best practices.
At the end of the day, you cannot manage what you do not measure. More importantly, you cannot communicate what it is that you are doing for sustainability in a simple and meaningful way. So, what are you going to do on your Project today that makes a difference tomorrow?

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