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June 24, 2010

Green roads could be new market for contractors

  • UW professor Steve Muench, lead author of the Greenroads program, says roads are 15 years behind green buildings but are quickly catching up.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Photo by Steve Muench/UW [enlarge]
    Quiet pavement, such as this installation in 2007 on state Route 520, qualifies as a Greenroads credit.

    The University of Washington and CH2M Hill have developed a new rating program called Greenroads that targets transportation. The goal is to do for roads what LEED has done for green buildings.

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