Principal Research Scientist Materials Research Laboratory
We’re overhauling our cars in the name of energy efficiency—why not our roads?
Cowriting for The Hill, Randolph Kirchain (Materials Research Laboratory) discusses the relationship between road system conditions and transportation emissions: “Investing in a higher-performance road system is a lever within state control that will improve the efficiency and carbon emissions of all vehicles, regardless of how each is powered.”
EPA must prioritize life-cycle emissions in building materials policy
The United Nations estimates that annual global emissions must drop by 30% by the end of the decade to prevent global temperatures from rising two degrees Celsius. Randolph Kirchain (Materials Research Laboratory) discusses the impact that this urgent goal may have on engineering materials production, which will require more complex solutions than other sectors.
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