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ECOBIT™ Warm Mix Asphalt is a Green Alternative

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Now, more than ever, people are concerned about environmental issues, and that concern is manifesting
itself in the decisions they make about the homes they live in, the buildings they do business in, and the people
they do business with. As these trends continue to accelerate, your success will be increasingly dependent
upon your ability to respond with greener, more environmentally friendly solutions. Those who can
demonstrate solutions that are earth-friendly are sure to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
ECOBIT™ warm mix asphalt can help position you and your firm as eco-friendly because it:

  • Uses less energy during manufacturing
  • Uses less energy during paving
  • Reduces greenhouse gas production
  • Can incorporate more recycled asphalt pavement (RAP)
  • Can make your project eligible for LEED points
  • Allows flexibility in project scheduling — can be applied in colder weather

ECOBIT™ warm mix asphalt is generating tremendous interest from environmentally conscious people that
are looking for more ecologically friendly methods for paving roads, parking lots, and similar projects. While
this green alternative is relatively new in the U.S., its durability and reliability has been proven in over ten
years of use in Europe.

 

 

ECOBIT™ Warm Mix Asphalt is Cleaner to Produce

ECOBIT™ reduces energy costs because less fuel is needed to produce a ton of asphalt. Asphalt plant stack
emissions are also significantly reduced and fuel consumption drops by 11 to 30 percent when compared
to traditional asphalt plants. Finally, when warm mix is being used, the amount of recycled asphalt pavement
(RAP) can be increased, further decreasing fuel consumption, emissions, and greenhouse gas production.

 

 

ECOBIT™ Uses Less Energy and
Produces Fewer Emissions During Paving

ECOBIT™ is ideal for paving in sensitive areas such as near schools, hospitals, and nursing homes
because there are fewer odors and emissions.

ECOBIT™ warm mix asphalt technology has been shown to reduce the temperatures at which the
asphalt pavement is mixed and placed on the road by 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. These cooler
temperatures mean reduced fuel consumption, the production of fewer greenhouse gases, and
reduced worker fatigue during the paving process.

 

 

ECOBIT™ Warm Mix Asphalt is Just as Durable as Conventional
Hot Mix Asphalt.

Lower production temperatures mean the binder may age less in the production process. This means
less thermal cracking and improved long-term durability.

 

Fewer Emissions and Lower Temperatures Mean Your Project can be Completed
On Schedule — Even When Air Quality is Low.

In certain parts of the country, contractors are not able to work when the air quality falls below certain guidelines.
Federal and regional air quality regulations already limit emissions in non-attainment1 areas. Warm mix gives
contractors in these (non-attainment) areas opportunities to produce asphalt and avoid problems with emissions
regulations. The result? Your project can be completed on schedule without adversely affecting the environment.

 

Your Paving Project is Less Dependent on the Weather

Warm mix asphalt paving can be done in colder weather, so your project's completion is less dependent on the weather.

 

1. In United States environmental law, a non-attainment area is an area considered to have air quality worse than the National Ambient Air Quality Standards as defined in the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1970 (P.L. 91-604, Sec. 109). Non-attainment areas must have and implement a plan to meet the standard, or risk losing some forms of federal financial assistance. An area may be a non-attainment area for one pollutant and an attainment area for others.

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