OES Participates in Sustainability Pilot Project
The Office of Environmental Services recently had the privilege of supporting District 12’s piloting of the FHWA INVEST (Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool). This Design-Build project constructs a new I-90 westbound bridge. The existing I-90 bridge remains open while the new bridge is constructed. The Innerbelt project has committed to achieving sustainability in seven categories; called the “Green 7” these include Energy and Energy Efficiency, Community Environment, Green Building, Waste Reduction and Recycling, Green Project Administration, Materials and Resources, and Construction Practices.
- Saved more than 77,800 gallons of diesel fuel – enough to power a big-rig from Cleveland to Salt Lake City… and back, 112 times.
- Recycled more than 4,249,000 pounds of steel. About the weight of 1062 average-size sedans.
- Saved 22 million gallons of water. Enough to power a shower around the clock for almost eight (8) years.
- Prevented more than 103,000 CY of waste from entering landfills – more than one-and-a-half times the concrete it took to build Browns Stadium (60,000 CY).