What are the most impactful levers for carbon emissions reduction in road infrastructure?

By Renaud de Montaignac, COO of ORIS


Road construction has a heavy impact on the environment, due to large natural resource consumption, massive carbon emissions and uncontrolled maintenance requirements at short or medium term. 

With ORIS, our ambition is to allow our clients to find the optimum design solution for their linear infrastructure projects. Based on our local materials knowledge and on the project’s parameters, we use artificial intelligence to challenge the initial designs and offer solutions that reduce the overall carbon emissions from the project.

Through the analysis of our past projects and using a whole lifecycle approach, let’s look at the most impactful levers  for carbon emissions reduction in road construction,  from the extraction of raw material to the end-of-life stages: 


By comparing various options and sourcings, we see an overall improvement potential of up to 50% less carbon emissions.

ORIS allows to better understand the best design options for road projects in terms of carbon emissions. The platform computes data on local materials sourcing options, traffic, weather, etc. using artificial intelligence and compares different design options to improve the sustainability of road projects, from its carbon footprint to costs, natural resources, safety and resilience.


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