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Frequently Asked Questions
1 Does a contractor have ownership of the emission credits? chevron

Yes. In the voluntary market, emissions from construction activities are generally included in a contractor’s emission inventory but excluded from the project owner’s (e.g. a state highway agency) emission disclosure. The contractor has full control of emissions sources for construction work in progress and also takes responsibility for all the efforts to generate and verify the emission credits from pavement construction.

2 What kinds of partners are you looking for? I’m not sure if my organization qualifies. chevron

Global Emissionairy is looking to partner with many different types of organizations, including but not limited to:

  • Asphalt construction contractors
  • Asphalt industry manufacturers
  • State departments of transportation
  • Carbon management firms
  • Potential VCU buyers

If you would like to work with us but want to learn more about how our organizations can most effectively collaborate, please contact us.

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3 What are the basic steps in the process for projects using your methodology? chevron

Identifying projects that meet the requirements of the methodology is step one in the process. Projects potentially eligible for this process include all three production methods where alternative environmentally friendly materials (FSB and emulsion asphalt mixtures) can be manufactured, including cold central plant recycling (CCPR), cold-in-place recycling (CIR), and full depth reclamation (FDR). Current, future, and recently completed past projects can be evaluated for eligibility.

Quantifying the CO2e emission reductions and creating revenue would include, but not be limited to, the following steps: project data collection (including construction management documents, materials and equipment lists, and project design details); the development of the Verra-required Project Description which documents the construction process and CO2e emission reductions; Validation and Verification of the project’s emissions reductions by a third-party consultant; Verra review and approval of the Validation and Verification of the Project and conversion of the CO2e metric tons emission reduction into VCUs; opening an account to track the listing and selling of VCUs; and finally, selling the VCUs to a buyer.

4 How can I get started? chevron

To get started with partnering with Global Emissionairy, follow these steps:

  1. Use the Simplified Pavement Carbon Calculator. This tool allows you to estimate the carbon emissions associated with single layers of pavement in your company’s projects. Input project size, materials, and construction methods into the calculator and get an estimate of carbon credits that your company could earn.
  2. Receive a Written Estimate. While the Simplified Pavement Carbon Calculator will give you an idea of carbon credits that you can earn, provide additional information to get a written estimate for some or all of your companies sustainable pavement projects. Based on the information you share, Global Emissionairy will ask questions and then provide you with a written estimate of the carbon emission reductions and revenue that your company could earn. This estimate will help you understand the environmental impact of your initiatives and partnership benefits.
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