Development of Airport Construction Emission Inventory Tool (ACEIT) Version 2.0

ACRP Report 102: Guidance for Estimating Construction Emissions and the Airport Construction Emissions Inventory Tool (ACEIT) help airports and stakeholders better understand and quantify airport construction emissions and bring consistency to airport construction emissions inventories. The ACEIT enables users to rely on default information about the construction process for typical airport projects. However, since the release of the guidebook and tool in 2014, both on-airport construction practices and modeling techniques have changed. For example, the U.S. EPA emissions models, NONROAD and MOVES, were combined into MOVES; emissions from typical construction projects have decreased due to improved equipment and practices; federal and state regulations have changed; and inventory methods have improved. In addition, users have identified the need for the tool to have more reliable performance and flexibility to accommodate unique study parameters. These changes need to be incorporated into the tool and a user manual to ensure they provide the most helpful guidelines and ensure modeling efficiency and representativeness. The objective of this research is to develop ACEIT Version 2.0 and an accompanying user manual to update and improve the tool's functionality and usability. At a minimum, the improvements to the tool should include the following: (1) Ability to incorporate and modify key calculation parameters (e.g., from MOVES, NONROAD, AP-42): (a) Latest emission factors, (b) Deterioration rates, (c) Annual equipment usage rates, (d)Temporal considerations (e.g., time of day, day of week, season), (e) Equipment types, (f) Horsepower rating, and (g) All fuel types (conventional and alternative); (2) Increased program stability, flexibility, and reliability (e.g., ability to include a large number of activities without crashing the tool); and (3) Additional output results, including, but not limited to: CO₂ equivalents, black carbon, and individual greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. The user manual accompanying the enhanced tool should be based on the original tool guidance found in ACRP Report 102, and at a minimum, provide the following: (1) Short overview (up to one page) of airport construction emissions analysis, including reference to Airport Air Quality Resource Library and other relevant resources; (2) Description of input requirements; (3) Checklist of data to be used in the tool; (4) Example case studies; and (5) Guidance for incorporating unique aspects of a study.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 02-90

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Navarrete, Joseph

  • Start Date: 20201116
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01731868
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 02-90
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 24 2020 3:41PM