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NATURALPAVE® XL RESIN PAVEMENT™

The significance of the NaturalPAVE® XL Resin Pavement™ technology is clear when the environmental advantages are considered in: no air pollution or fossil fuel burning required to heat the product during its manufacturing, transportation or placement; and no toxic petroleum components to contaminate land and water. These pavements retain the natural coloration and texture of the constituent aggregate materials. Additionally, these light colored solar reflective pavements provide a cool alternative to black asphalt and its deleterious contributions to the Urban Heat Island Effect, smog formation, greenhouse gas emission, global warming and climate change.

Public interest in environmentally responsible design and construction continues to motivate increased awareness and implementation of green construction technology. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its LEED program (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), a Green Building Rating System, has provided a vitally important standard format for agency personnel and design consultants who specify the materials for new construction and remodeling projects. Many facilities are now being constructed according to these standards. The LEED rating system has set the bar high and NaturalPAVE XL Resin Pavement is ideally suited for green building pavement requirements.

 

COOL PAVEMENT

When different pavements are tested with infrared thermometers to evaluate their comparative surface temperatures, NaturalPAVE® XL Resin Pavement™ typically tests similar in temperature to light colored concrete, while adjacent asphalt pavements are far hotter. This temperature difference is a health and comfort issue adjacent to residential areas, offices, theme parks, schools, and other public facilities. Heat absorbent asphalt pavements are gaining increasing notoriety for their contribution to Urban Heat Island problems, increased air conditioning and energy demand, increased smog formation, greenhouse gas emission, global warming and climate change.

NATURALPAVE® XL RESIN PAVEMENT™

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NATURALPAVE® XL RESIN PAVEMENT™ TECHNOLOGY IS CLEAR WHEN THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVANTAGES ARE CONSIDERED IN: NO AIR POLLUTION OR FOSSIL FUEL BURNING REQUIRED TO HEAT THE PRODUCT DURING ITS MANUFACTURING, TRANSPORTATION OR PLACEMENT; AND NO TOXIC PETROLEUM COMPONENTS TO CONTAMINATE LAND AND WATER. THESE PAVEMENTS RETAIN THE NATURAL COLORATION AND TEXTURE OF THE CONSTITUENT AGGREGATE MATERIALS. ADDITIONALLY, THESE LIGHT COLORED SOLAR REFLECTIVE PAVEMENTS PROVIDE A COOL ALTERNATIVE TO BLACK ASPHALT AND ITS DELETERIOUS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT, SMOG FORMATION, GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION, GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE.

THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

THE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF A PAVEMENT MATERIAL IS ALSO RELEVANT TO ITS EFFECTIVENESS AS A COOL PAVEMENT. A PAVEMENT THAT HAS HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, SUCH AS ASPHALT, IS GOING TO RAPIDLY TAKE ON THE SOLAR ENERGY AND TRANSMIT HEAT THROUGH THE PAVEMENT INTO THE BASE COURSE MATERIALS AND SUBGRADE SOILS BELOW THE PAVEMENT. AS INDICATED BY TESTING AT THE ASU SMART MATERIALS TESTING FACILITY, BOTH ASPHALT AND CONCRETE PAVMENT MATERIALS CONDUCT HEAT MORE RAPIDLY THAN NATURALPAVE XL RESIN PAVEMENT. IN COMBINATION WITH HIGH SOLAR REFLECTANCE, THIS ADVANTAGE IN THERMAL RESISTANCE MAKES NATURALPAVE XL RESIN PAVEMENT THE STANDARD FOR COOL PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY.

 

OVERLAYING ASPHALT

Whether it’s air or water quality protection, the comfort of a cool pavement surfacing, or a matter of simple natural aesthetics, NaturalPAVE® XL Resin Pavement™ can be utilized to cover up existing asphalt pavement as an “overlay” in similar manner as additional layers of asphalt are placed on top of older asphalt pavements. As the environmental and aesthetic rationale for overlaying asphalt with a more appropriate pavement surfacing gains further recognition, the tried and proven NaturalPAVE XL Resin Pavement technology will be the obvious choice.

Pictured above is paving work in progress at a recent project in Washington, D.C. The surface of the existing asphalt pavement was milled down so that road surface grades could be maintained once the NaturalPAVE XL Resin Pavement overlay was installed. The NaturalPAVE XL Resin Pavement mixture was placed with a standard asphalt paving machine and asphalt compaction equipment

 

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Merced, CA 95344

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