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Title:"Green-Friendly" Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Interstate Rest Areas
Author(s):El-Rayes, Khaled; Liu, Liang; Abdallah, Moatassem
Subject(s):Rest Areas
Best Management Practices (BMP)
Green/Sustainable Technologies
Abstract: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.
Issue Date:2011-06
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Illinois Department of Transportation ICT-11-082 UILU-ENG-2011-2008
Rights Information:No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-09-26

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