Educational and Professional Training Modules on Green/Sustainability Design and Rating Systems: Workshop

The goal and focus of this proposed technology transfer project was to highlight and disseminate the results of Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education (STRIDE) Research Project No. 2012-051S [Peters et al., 2015], thereby making the results of that project available to the technical community and the general public. A post-workshop survey was conducted to address what information had been learned from the workshop. Such information may be of help in developing new courses related to sustainability related to transportation and environmental systems. This project developed workshop materials based on the results developed for Project No. 2012-051S, which involved the development of a graduate/advanced undergraduate course addressing “Sustainability Design and Rating Systems”; presented the results of the earlier project in a focused workshop highlighting the significant results and key points of the project course; and presented a seminar highlighting the significant points of the course and workshop. Additionally, a final report was developed and submitted to STRIDE at the conclusion of the project. Various criteria were used in the transportation- and neighborhood-level rating systems. Criteria used involve: Environmental sustainability - (1) Water conservation; (2) Energy conservation; (3) Environmental/ecosystem protection; (4) Climate change; (5) Waste and materials management; (6) Noise/light pollution; and (7) Sustainable land use. Economic sustainability - (1) Innovation/design; (2) Operations and maintenance; (3) Cost effectiveness; (4) Affordability; (5) Economy/jobs; and (6) Transportation impact. Social sustainability - (1) Access; (2) Safety; (3) Equity/inclusion; (4) Health/well-being; (5) Culture/place-making; (6) Food sustainability; and (7) Indoor environment. These criteria were addressed to some degree in the transportation and neighborhood development rating systems. No single rating system addressed all of the various criteria listed above.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

    University of Florida
    365 Weil Hall
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Alabama, Birmingham

    1170 Administration Building
    701 20th Street South
    Birmingham, AL  United States  35294
  • Principal Investigators:

    Peters, Robert

  • Start Date: 20160701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170628
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01640044
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2017 2:45PM