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 Reusing Asphalt Shingles in Colorado Roads: City 'Green' Bag Lunch-n-Learn Thursday, Aug. 25  
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 Event Date(s):
Thursday, August 25, 2011 spacer*spacer*spacer*

 City Agency:Environmental Sustainability
 Event Type:"Green" Bag Lunch-n-Learn
 Details:
Reusing asphalt roof shingles in asphalt roads is a natural fit, yet road materials are required to meet exacting standards to ensure longevity. Road projects across Colorado are now testing asphalt shingle mixes in order to achieve environmental and cost benefits. On Aug. 25, road construction project managers from the Colorado Department of Transportation, Boulder County, and the City of Colorado Springs will join in a panel discussion to share the Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) specifications they?re using and their results so far.
 
Recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) can replace a significant percentage (around 5%) of virgin binder asphalt used in roads. Positive impacts include landfill diversion, CO2 reductions, potential cost savings, and new business opportunities.
 
Colorado Springs has two new businesses that serve the roofing industry and prevent asphalt shingles from entering the landfill. At this event we?ll also learn how local sites work with Colorado Springs roofers to collect and processes the shingles for reuse.
 
The free lunch-n-learn runs over the noon lunch hour, from 12:11 to 12:49 p.m. at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave., in Suite 102. Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation. Those who come have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from recycled City banners.

Each month, the City Green Team sponsors a lunch-n-learn topic on environmental issues. Questions? Contact City of Colorado Springs Sustainability Coordinator Carrie McCausland, 719-385-CSGN (2746) or cmccausland@springsgov.com.

 Starts:12:11 PM
 Ends:12:49 PM
 Location:
City Administration Building, Suite 102
30 S Nevada Ave, Suite 102
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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 Sponsor:City of Colorado Spring
 Contact: by phone at 719-385-2746.

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