Port Sustainability Audit

As public entities are held to higher standards of "green initiatives" that continue to promulgate within private industry, it is critical that significant advances be made in the way the public entities manage sustainability. With regard to public river ports there has not been a mainstream attempt to move green initiatives forward. This project will begin a study to establish a framework that will allow public river ports to institute a "green" policy. If implemented by a port facility, the sustainability audit that is established as a part of this study will set the framework to allow the river ports to implement this initiative into the future and monitor/audit their own activities. The purpose of this project is to establish a sustainability auditing mechanism for public river ports along the inland waterway system. Future phases of the project will build upon these initial findings and allow for the development of a prioritization system for sustainability initiatives within the organizations that integrates their sustainability approach with the triple bottom line of economic, environmental and social benefits. When fully implemented, this project will allow the opportunity for the development of an individual sustainability plan for each of the public river ports that fit into the mission and strategy of each organization, allowing them to capitalize on any investments that they might make.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $142755.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Multimodal Transportation and Infrastructure Consortium

      Marshall University
      1900 3rd Avenue
      Huntington, WV  United States  25703
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kreis, Doug

    • Start Date: 20120510
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20140930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 31910

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01566193
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Multimodal Transportation and Infrastructure Consortium
    • Contract Numbers: 312102
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jun 12 2015 1:01AM