What Is Green Paving?

A Sustainable Solution

Asphalt pavement is a permanent resource that will never be consumed. It will never be burned for fuel. It will never emit greenhouse gases. The carbon has been sequestered, unavailable to enter the atmosphere. The asphalt roadway can be reused and recycled over and over again.

An asphalt pavement can be made very smooth which lowers a vehicle’s fuel consumption, saving money and reducing noxious car exhaust emissions.

A porous pavement looks similar to conventional asphalt but has tiny pores that allow the water to drain directly through it. Rather than having rainwater and snow-melt become contaminated runoff, which may also contribute to flooding, porous asphalt lets the water enter the soil directly. Earth's natural hydrology both filters the water and stores it for a controlled release over time.