“Green-Friendly” Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Interstate Rest Areas

Title: “Green-Friendly” Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Interstate Rest Areas
Author: El-Rayes, Khaled
Publication Date: 2011
Dewey Decimal Number: 711.73
Call Record: DIGITAL      711.73  El-Rayes  2011  v1


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This report presents the findings of a research project to study and develop a list of “green friendly” Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Illinois interstate rest areas. The objectives of this project are to (1) develop energy and cost baseline data for the 53 rest area buildings in Illinois by gathering utility use statements and other pertinent data for a one-year period for each building and utilize the data to compute the carbon footprint of each building; (2) perform on-site assessment of existing conditions in three selected rest areas; (3) conduct a comprehensive literature review on green design and sustainable construction, available energy saving alternatives, LEED certification requirements, and decision-making and optimization techniques that can be used for optimizing upgrade decision of rest area buildings; (4) investigate potential energy saving alternatives for the selected rest areas and study their cost savings and environmental impact; (5) conduct Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) for the suggested green friendly measures and generate a report detailing their overall costs and payback periods; (6) investigate the requirements and possibilities for the rest areas to achieve LEED certification under the LEED rating system for existing buildings; (7) develop a Decision Support Tool (DST) to identify optimal upgrade decisions for rest area buildings; and (8) develop recommendations for upgrading the three selected rest areas. To achieve these objectives, the research team carried out six major tasks: (1) developed energy cost baseline data and carbon footprint for each Illinois rest area; (2) performed onsite assessment for three selected rest areas; (3) conducted comprehensive literature review; (4) identified potential green-friendly best management practices; (5) developed a Decision Support Tool (DST) for optimizing LEED upgrade decisions of rest area buildings; and (6) developed recommendations for upgrading the three selected rest areas.

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Illinois Center for Transportation, 1611 Titan Drive
Rantoul, IL 61866 United States

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
205 North Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801-2352 United States

Illinois Department of Transportation

Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
126 East Ash Street
Springfield, IL 62704-4766 United States

Federal Highway Administration

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Washington, DC 20590 United States


El-Rayes, Khaled
Liu, Liang
Abdallah, Moatassem



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Civil Engineering Studies, Illinois Center for Transportation Series

Issue Number: 11-082
Publisher: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
ISSN: 0197-9191

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Appendices (3) ; Figures; Photos; Tables

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Administration and Management; Environment; Highways; I10: Economics and Administration; I15: Environment