Ohio parking lot using ACE Fiber is one of six in the world designated as a demonstrator site for best practices in sustainable design and operation.
The Parksmart program through Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) recently recognized a new green surface parking lot at The Mason Business Center (MBC) in Cincinnati as a demonstrator site for sustainable design and operation. The MBC lot, which incorporated Surface Tech’s ACE Fiber into the asphalt, is one of only six in the world to achieve the Parksmart program designation.
The U.S. has an estimated 500 million surface parking spaces which cover more than one third of some cities’ land mass. Parking lots can add to water pollution through runoff, raise urban temperatures, and contribute litter to the landscape. Parksmart and other forward-thinking companies like Surface Tech are exploring ways to reimagine paving materials to be environmentally-friendly, socially responsible, and long-lasting.
“When designed with sustainability in mind, surface parking can help reduce energy consumption, improve air and water quality, and safely connect neighborhoods and people,” said Paul Wessel, director of market transformation and development for Parksmart.
Atlas 10 chose ACE Fiber to achieve optimum performance and extended lifespan benefits
Atlas10, a Pendleton-based pavement management company, managed The Mason Business Center (MBC) parking lot project and procured resources, including Surface Tech’s innovative asphalt additive, ACE Fiber. These high performance engineered fibers were chosen for their ability to produce a stronger pavement, which extends its lifespan and saves money by reducing the need for frequent repairs and replacement. ACE Fiber additive produces a surface of higher strength and superior resistance against cracking and rutting delaying costly maintenance and reducing the CO2 footprint of the pavement over it design life.
“Sustainable surface parking benefits the community, environment and property owners,” said Mark Schmidt, CEO of Atlas10 during his interview with BizJournals.com. “It’s an honor to work with The Mason Business Center (MBC) and the other construction partners to make sustainable parking a reality, and we are pleased that the project we orchestrated is now a demonstrator site.”
The Cincinnati parking project was recognized by Parksmart during a presentation at Mason campus on February 2, 2018, which included facility manager, Atlas 10 and partners SurfaceTech, and 10 Mile Creek.
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