Elise Miller-Hooks

Tools to Support GHG Emissions Reduction: A Regional Effort (SHA)

Project 25The transportation sector plays a significant role in GHG production. Agencies, such as state departments of transportation, command very large fleets of vehicles, including, for example, fleets of snow plows and gritting trucks, and manage enormous construction projects involving heavy equipment.

The objectives of this research effort are to:

  1. identify and/or develop tools for estimating the carbon footprint of major activities undertaken by or on behalf of such transportation agencies, with a particular focus on the activities of SHA, and
  2. formulate potential strategies for reducing GHG emissions within the major construction and fleet management activities conducted under the auspices of such agencies.
Award Period:
Dec. 2008 – June 2010
Source of Funding:
Maryland State Highway Administration
Total Award Amount:

Project 25


Elise Miller-Hooks, Ph.D.
Bill & Eleanor Hazel Chair in Infrastructure Engineering

Phone: 703.993.1685
Email: miller@gmu.edu

Office: 4614 Nguyen Engineering Building

Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 6C1
Fairfax, VA 22030


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