Green Friendly Best Management Practices (BMP) for Interstate Rest Areas

Energy costs have risen at the Rest Areas and even though presently we have seen a decline in fuel costs they will inevitably increase over time. This means we can expect both higher visitation numbers and increased annual energy bills for these sites. Any preventative measures, especially in the area of "Green Friendly" techniques, that will save money and at the same time show our commitment by the State to be more environmentally conscious would be very beneficial and well received. The information provided by this project would allow us to look at each individual site and determine what modifications could be made from the simple to the complex for generating energy savings (dollars) while being "Green Friendly" (environmentally aware). When added to the fact that this would take place at state facilities that are now experiencing nearly 40 million visitors a year, this would go a long way to improve the fiscal and environmental image of Illinois on both a state and national level.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

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

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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

      Liu, Liang

      El-Rayes, Khaled

    • Start Date: 20100101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20101031
    • Source Data: RiP Project 26512

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463903
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-74
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:32PM